Dialogue free and universal in its story-telling, Stood Up is a short film filled with memories of happily ever afters and love at first sight.

Charming, loyal and perpetually single Ben is tired of always being the best friend and wing-man. After deciding to shake things up, he agrees to a blind date. But, when things go awry, will fate step in and save him from forever being friend-zoned?


  • Cjay Boisclair, Director, The Bench
  • Cjay Boisclair, Writer, The Bench
  • Cjay Boisclair, Producer, The Bench
  • Jason Burkart Key Cast: “Ben”, Once Upon A Time
  • Rekha Sharma Key Cast: “Mya” , Battlestar Galactica
  • Tracey Power Key Cast: “Natasha” , Supernatural
  • Aubrey Fix , Key Cast: “Little Girl”


  • Film Type: Short
  • Genres: romance, comedy, drama, silent, first-time filmmaker, female lead
  • Runtime: 4 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date: June 14, 2019
  • Production Budget: 22,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Country of Filming: Canada
  • Film Language: English
  • Shooting Format: Arri Amira
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color

Screenings / Awards

  • San Jose International Short Film Festival San Jose
    United States
    October 27, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Saint John’s International Women’s Film Festival Saint John’s, Newfoundland
    October 16, 2019
    World/North American Premier
    Official Selection
  • Southeast Regional Film Festival Jacksonville, Florida
    United States
    June 5, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Mabig Film Festival Augsburg, Bavaria
    April 14, 2020
    Germany’s Premier
    Official Selection
  • Edmonton Short Film Festival Edmonton, Alberta
    Honorable Mention
  • Moving Parts Film Festival Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Best Director and Jury Choice Awards
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival Toronto, Ontario
    Semi-Finalist Best Actor for Jason Burkart
  • Ocean Coast Film Festival Lavra, Porto
    October 20, 2019
    European Premier
    Official Selection
  • Top Indie Film Award Tokyo
    February 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Marina del Ray Film Festival Los Angeles
    United States
    October 20, 2019
    United States Premier
    Official Selection
  • Best Short Fest Toronto
    October 24, 2019
    Semi-Finalist Best Short Film
  • Simply Indie Film Festival Edmond, Oklahoma
    United States
    February 20, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Florence Film Awards Florence, Italy
    April 18, 2020
    Italian Premier
    Winner – Best Micro-Film
  • New York International Films In Festival New York
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival Moscow
    Russian Federation
  • Changing Face International Film Festival Sydney
  • Kino London The People’s Film Festival England
    United Kingdom
  • SNOB Somewhere North of Boston Concord, NH
    United States
    November 7, 2019
  • No Words International Short Film Festival Ptolemaida, Kozanis
    February 15, 2020
  • Chambal International Film Festival Rajasthan
    January 18, 2020
    India Premier
    Official Selection