Check Out the Trailer for ‘The Standbys’ Starring Zachary Quinto


The Standbys will be released theatrically on February 21, 2014.

Directed by: Stephanie Riggs


This dramatic documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of performers rarely glimpsed by audiences. These performers, known as “standbys,” remain backstage, prepared to go on at a moment’s notice. In this evocative behind-the-scenes documentary, the at times heartbreaking and hilarious lives of Broadway’s understudies and standbys are finally brought into the spotlight. “The Standbys” follows three undiscovered performers for several years through their ups and downs, struggles and triumphs, onstage performances and private lives. When these standbys are finally given the chance of a lifetime, anything can – and does – happen.

The film features never-before-heard stories from industry insiders and celebrities who reveal the unimaginable struggles these under-appreciated performers endure as they wait in the wings for their shot at a dream that may never come true.

About the Distributor:

DigiNext is a joint venture entertainment content distributor formed by Nehst Media Enterprises and Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NASDAQ CM: DCIN), better known as Digiplex Destinations – a rapidly growing exhibitor and innovative theater circuit. DigiNext is an innovator in the second golden age of indie distribution. Migration of commercial theaters from film to digital has opened the door to a wider range of entertainment choices on the big screen for consumers and better opportunities for independent filmmakers and their works. Since its launch in August 2012, DigiNext has been committed to providing theatrical distribution opportunities for talented but still below-the-radar directors and producers to reach appreciative audiences.

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