Wildcard Distribution is an Irish film distributor established in early 2013 specialising in new and fresh approaches to distribution. has released the quad and one-sheet posters for Standby , the new comedy romance starring Brian Gleeson (The Stag) and Jessica Paré (Mad Men), which will be released in cinemas across the country from Friday November 14th.
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.
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?
Standby is produced by John Wallace of Black Sheep Productions with the support of Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., RTÉ and Film Fund Luxembourg.