A short film by Greg Corcoran.
Based on a short story by Icelandic writer Gyrðir Elíasson, The Flight to Memmingen is a darkly comic relationship drama set in the everyday world of rising star comedian yet struggling writer Dave Murphy. After another successful standup gig Dave figures he needs some peace... and a break from his yoga loving wife, Jude. He just wants the headspace to write his potato famine sitcom. When he sees cheap flights advertised to the lesser known, yet far flung town of Memmingen in Germany, Dave encourages Jude to take a break and go visit a relative there. In fact he books it for her and practically pushes her and her suitcase into a taxi to the airport. Soon Dave is enjoying chilled beers and dusting off his record collection. But before too long it all starts to unravel as his wife stays longer and longer. Her phone number is always engaged and she eventually stops calling. For Dave the bachelor life isn't all its cracked up to be, the famine sitcom won't write itself and his big break remains ever elusive. All of this sends him into disarray and he begins to question whether he was ever married at all.
Featuring top Irish comedian Ger Staunton as Dave, Aoife Moore as his long suffering wife Jude. Martin Angolo plays the comedy club MC and Micheál Ó'Grúagáin as the enigmatic old man. Features music by Ye Vagabonds.