STANDBY to Have World Premiere at the Cork Film Festival

Posted September 22, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News
Standby starring Jessica Pareé and Brian Gleeson
Standby starring Jessica Pareé and Brian Gleeson

The new Irish comedy romance STANDBY will receive its world premiere at this year’s Cork Film Festival (7-16 November) with the festival today announcing preliminary details of its 2014 programme.

Starring Brian Gleeson (The Stag)  and Jessica Paré (Mad Men) this charming love story follows stuck in a rut airport worker Alan as he attempts to win the heart of old flame Alice over one unpredictable night in Dublin.

Directed by brothers Rob and Ronan Burke, and written by Pierce Ryan, STANDBY joins a host of exciting films at this year’s festival, including new work from John Boorman and Denis Villeneuve.

Commenting on the announcement, the CFF’s creative director James Mulligan said: “There been a lot of ink spent recently discussing the quality of Irish films, and their resonance to local and international audiences. The programme of indigenous films we have in the Cork Film Festival simply and elegantly responds – this is a very good year and era for Irish filmmaking.”

This year’s Cork Film Festival runs from the 7th to the 16th of November. The full programme  will be released on Tuesday the 7th of October, with priority tickets going on sale from the Wednesday the 8th and to the general public from Friday the 10th. Details are available at

STANDBY will go on nationwide release later this year.