Closed Competition: Win a copy of Irish comedy Standby on DVD
Rob and Ronan Burke’s feel-good Irish romantic comedy Standby goes on DVD release in stores across Ireland this Friday, 6th March. To celebrate the release, Wildcard Distribution has given us a copy of the film to give away.
Starring Brian Gleeson (Love/Hate, The Stag) and Jessica Paré (Mad Men) the film is the feature debut of directors Rob and Ronan Burke, who have directed RTE’s hit comedy Damo and Ivor and are currently directing episodes of TV3’s Red Rock series.
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?
With the sparkling chemistry between its two leads, 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.