Standing Up

Project Details

Director: Gary Wade

Status production-complete

Genre:

Barry Coughlan is a genius who cannot read.

He is also a man who has forever dreamed of being a stand-up comedian yet he has never performed. Why?

Because Barry suffers from crippling anxiety because he is dyslexic.

Produced by BAFTA Award winner Rob Heyland and written by Gary Wade, OldTeam Productions and Big Handsome Media are proud to present Standing Up, a comedy-drama based in Cork City and County. Standing Up was filmed in landmark locations around Cork City and County such the Lee Valley, the Everyman Palace, University College Cork and Opera Lane.

Featuring Gerard Kearney (The Wind That Shakes the Barley) and Paschal Scott (Intermission),

Standing Up is the show which truly captures the inimitable character of Ireland’s Southern capital. Standing Up is released in association with PIETA HOUSE, the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and the Two Norries Podcast.

These three non-profit organisations doing great work in the area of mental health, anxiety and dyslexia in Ireland.

Donate to Pieta House: https://www.pieta.ie/support-our-work/donate/

Donate to Dyslexia Association of Ireland: https://dyslexia.ie/product/donation/

Donate to The Two Norries Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/thetwonorries

Please find our dyslexia consultant Sascha Roos’s fantastic book’ At Home with Dyslexia’ here: https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/contributor/sascha-r...

Produced by BAFTA winner, Rob Heyland, and starring Gerard Kearney (The Wind That Shakes the Barley) and Pascal Scott (Intermission), Standing Up represents all that is interesting about life in Southern Ireland. Quirky, sincere and heartfelt, Standing Up is the show which truly captures the inimitable character of Ireland’s Southern capital, Cork.