From left: Mattress Mick, Mattress fella, And filmmaker Paul kelly
In an attempt to save his struggling mattress business during the recession, sixty-something Michael Flynn teams up with aspiring film maker 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.
The pitch for documentary ‘Mattress Men’
Niall de Buitlear writes`
Iam contacting you from El Zorrero Films about an upcoming feature length documentary telling the story of Mattress Mick.
Mattress Men and will premier at the HotDocs festival in Toronto in early May before it hits the Irish cinemas this Autumn. Mattress Men is directed by Colm Quinn and is supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board
The film will screen at HotDocs – the Hot Docs Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival – as part of the “Future Cult Classics” programme.