Standby Screens in Cork this Weekend!!!

Really looking forward to seeing STANDBY in Cork this weekend. There is a Gala screening of the film this Saturday at 9:00 in the beautiful surroundings of the Cork Opera House as part of the Cork Film Festival. This is the first time members of the public can see the film and I am excited to see how they respond.

The film is the feature film debut of directors Rob and Ronan Burke, the lads previously directed several award winning short films and its a hoot. Its a really sweet, very funny, very Irish take on the romantic comedy genre. It stars Brian Gleeson and Jessica Paré (Megan Draper from Mad Men) as well as a host of Irish comedic talent.  I co-edited the film with Tony Kearns and it was quite simply one of the best experiences I’ve had in an edit suite. Working with the Burke brothers in getting the film finished was exactly how I wanted editing a feature film to be, creatively challenging, hard, rewarding work interspersed with regular quotes from Seinfeld and the US Office. The lads, producer John Wallace and especially writer Pierce Ryan can all be justifiably proud of what is a cracking film.

“The best Irish film this year” ★★★★ Entertainment.ie
“Heart warming….a delight” ★★★★ Total Film
“Incredibly Charming” ★★★★ Her.ie
“A love-letter to Dublin” ★★★★ Today FM

So if you are in Cork this weekend, GO SEE IT, its on Saturday at 9:00 in the Cork Opera House. tickets are available here

Dave Tynan’s short film about the early years of Roy Keane, ROCKMOUNT will screen before the film so don’t be late!

Also on in Cork as part of the festival (Sun 4:15) is another chance to see SHOWRUNNERS, you can buy tickets fro that here

Here’s the trailer for Standby

The film will be on general release from November 14th. You can see a full list of where to see the film here

Here’s a synopsis of the story

Twenty-something Alan 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, 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 about what happens when your 20’s don’t go how you planned and falling in love, with a girl and a city again.

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The Dun Laoghaire Underground Film Festival Opens Today

The Dun Laoighaire Underground Film Festival kicks off today. This festival has grown from strength to strength and is really carving a niche for itself in the Irish Festival circuit. Great credit must go to its director Dave Byrne who is doing sterling work. Among the films playing at it is Kara. This is a film I edited for my buddy Traolach O’Murchu and it will be having its Irish premiere this saturday. Head along if you can as its a cracking short made by a handsome man with a really big future.

Another film screening there, that I should give a shout out to is No Messages by Cian McGarrigle, an old friend. Cian’s short is doing terrific business for him, nominated in several categories in the award section of this festival, the film is also screening at the Cambridge Film Festival and just this week got accepted into the Corona Cork Film Festival. Best of luck to him with all those.


The other film playing at the festival that I was involved with is the feature film Derelict, which has its world premiere on sunday night with the prestigious closing night film slot. The film which was directed by Drogheda native Frank Kelly is a dark crime thriller that tells the story four desperate men who kidnap a bank managers family and keep them hostage as one of them robs the bank with the manager. Things start to go wrong in the derelict building they hide out in when they begin to realise they may not be alone. I had a lot of fun editing this film with Frank and I really hope that this festival is the start of something big for the man. You can still buy tickets for the premiere here, its a really enjoyable film so don’t miss out.