EL ZORRERO FILMS / FACTION FILMS
Dir: COLM QUINN
HotDocs May 3rd 2016
Sheffield Doc Fest, 2016
IFI DocFest, 2016
Indie Cork, 2016
Kerry Film Festival, 2016
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. The Film was produced by Dave Clarke and Ciaran Deeney with myself cutting, Colm shooting and Michael Fleming composing.
“The flashy standout of the Sheffield Doc Fest’s roster this year is, surely, Colm Quinn’s utterly delightful Mattress Men.”
Donald Clarke, The Irish Times
“Mattress Men is a poignant tale of economic and emotional struggle. Most people will probably go into Mattress Men expecting some hearty laughs based on its premise, and while they’ll get just that, they’ll also probably be surprised by how moving it all is. It’s the most unexpected tearjerker of the festival.”
Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene
Directed by Colm Quinn
Produced by Dave Clark, Ciaran Deeney
Edited by John Murphy
Music Composed by Michael Fleming
Keep up to date with the project on twitter at @mattressMenFilm and the films official Facebook page