Mattress Men, a feature length documentary telling the story of Mattress Mick, will premiere at the HotDocs festival in Toronto in early May before it hits Irish cinemas this Autumn.
The film takes a peak behind the mattress telling the true story the man who made the legend that is Mattress Mick. In an attempt to save his struggling mattress business during the recession, sixty-something Michael Flynn teams up with aspiring filmmaker Paul Kelly to reinvent himself as the eccentric online persona ‘Mattress Mick’. Through Paul’s zany videos and creative use of social media Mattress Mick quickly becomes an unlikely local celebrity. However, as the business and Mick’s profile begins to grow, their friendship comes under increasing pressure.
Mattress Men is directed by Colm Quinn and is the first feature-length film from Dublin-based independent production companies El Zorrero Films and Faction Films. Mattress Men was funded by the Irish Film Board.
Mattress Men will screen at HotDocs on the 3rd, 4th and 6th of May as part of the “Future Cult Classics” programme.
Keep up to date with the project on twitter at @mattressMenFilm and the Facebook page facebook.com/mattressmen.