World Premiere of STANDBY to take place this weekend at the Cork Film Festival ahead of its Dublin Gala Screening on Monday

Posted November 7, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News
Standby starring Brian Gleeson and Jessica Pare
Standby starring Brian Gleeson and Jessica Pare

Brian Gleeson (The Stag, Love/Hate) and a host of the cast from new Irish comedy romance STANDBY will travel to Cork tomorrow for the films world premiere at the Cork Film Festival.  The film, which stars Jessica Paré (Mad Men) alongside Gleeson, will then receive its Dublin Gala Screening on Monday night with the film being released nationwide next 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.

Cast members including the films star Brian Gleeson along with the directors Rob and Ronan Burke and writer Pierce Ryan will attend the world premiere in the Cork Opera House.   The screening will be preceded by Dave Tynon’s popular short film ROCKMOUNT which tells the story of eleven year old Roy Keane as he aims to get onto the first team at his football club Rockmount AFC.

The directors, cast and crew are also set to attend the Dublin Gala Screening which will take place on Monday evening in Cineworld on Parnell Street.  Well known faces from Irish television and film will be in attendance on the night for the screening and a post-screening Q&A with Rob and Ronan Burke which will be hosted by’s Brian Lloyd.

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 world premiere will take place in the Cork Opera House on Saturday 8th November at 9pm.
The Dublin Gala will take place in Cineworld on Monday 10th November at 6.30pm.
Standby goes on nationwide release on Friday 14th November.