Feel-good comedy-romance STANDBY now available across digital platforms

Posted April 8, 2015 by Suzanne Murray in News

The feel-good comedy-romance STANDBY starring Brian Gleeson (Love/Hate, The Stag) and Jessica Paré (Mad Men) is now available to download across digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Blinkbox, FilmFlex, Google Play, Sky Store, Microsoft Xbox.  It’s also available to purchase on DVD in stores across Ireland, on Amazon and our own online shop.

Set in Dublin, Gleeson stars as twenty-something Alan who is down on his luck. Stood up at the altar and recently fired from his banking job, he finds himself working with his mother as a part-time tourist advisor at Dublin Airport. It’s there he comes face to face with first love Alice (Paré), stuck on standby for a flight home to New York. Their summer romance ended eight years previously with Alan promising to return to the US one day. He never did, and they haven’t spoken since. Seizing his chance, Alan convinces a reluctant Alice to stay one more night in Dublin. Over the course of an unforgettable evening, they may just realise that they are more compatible than ever. But time is running out on this brief encounter. When does an unexpected second chance, become the one you’ve always been looking for?

Here’s what some of the critics have been saying about the film:

“…a gentle, funny rom-com for which the term ‘heart-warming’ might have been coined.” Total Film

“Loved it.  Incredibly charming”  Her.ie

“Witty, romantic and very funny”  Entertainment.ie

“A sweet, smart and funny love story” Today FM

With the sparkling chemistry between Gleeson and Paré, a warm and witty script from writer Pierce Ryan, and a fine supporting cast of comedic talent including Stanley Townsend, Ian Lloyd Anderson, John Lynn, and Francesca Cherrault, STANDBY is about what happens when your 20s don’t go to plan and captures the city of Dublin in a way rarely seen onscreen.

Standby is the feature debut of directors Ronan and Rob Burke, who have directed RTE’s hit comedy Damo and Ivor and are currently directing episodes of TV3’s Red Rock series.