Tickets Now on Sale for World Premiere of STANDBY at the Cork Film Festival

Posted October 21, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News

The new Irish comedy romance STANDBY starring Jessica Paré (Mad Men) and Brian Gleeson (The Stag) will receive its world premiere at this year’s Cork Film Festival on Saturday 8th November in the Cork Opera House at 9pm with tickets for the event now on sale through the Cork Film Festival website.   The film will be released nationwide on Friday 14th November.

Twenty-something Alan (Gleeson) 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?

Directed by brothers Rob and Ronan Burke, in their feature debut, and written by Pierce Ryan, STANDBY is about what happens when your 20s don’t go how you planned. It’s about falling in love, with a girl and a city again.

The directors and cast will be in attendance at the premiere.

STANDBY is produced by John Wallace of Black Sheep Productions with the support of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and Film Fund Luxembourg.

The official poster has now been released: