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Make a bed man good.

Sleep giant Mattress Mick (top left) at the Homeless reclamation last night and later, in video above, providing approximately 300 mattresses to occupied Apollo House, Tara Street, Dublin 1.

G’wan The Mick.

Earlier: Dr Rory Hearne: Why We Occupy

The 2016 Reclamation



Mattress Men will be in cinemas and on demand, from October 7.

But there will also be a screening of Mattress Men in the IFI, Temple Bar, Dublin on Thursday (September 22), at 8pm, followed by a Q&A session with Michael Flynn (Mattress Mick), Paul Kelly and director Colm Quinn.

The film blurb reads:

In an attempt to save his struggling mattress business, sixty-something Michael Flynn reinvents himself as the eccentric online personality ‘Mattress Mick’ under the guidance of his good friend Paul Kelly. Paul, burdened with debts and living with his family in inner city Dublin yearns to get a full-time contract working with Mick.

Using all his marketing savvy and entrepreneurial skills, Paul embarks on a mission to make Mattress Mick a viral sensation. Will Paul be successful in his endeavours? And will Mick finally overcome the challenges in their friendship and recognise the hard work and good intentions of his long-time friend? Mattress Men is a bittersweet and moving tale of friendship and the struggles of two men that is sure to delight audiences everywhere.


Previously: Going To The Mattresses

No Sleep Till Sundance

H/T (including headline): Lighthouse Cinema

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A trailer for the forthcoming Mattress Men – The Movie which will be premiered in Toronto at the Hot Docs Festival next Tuesday.

Brian, of El Zorrero Films, writes:

Brian “Mattress Man” Traynor explains how he motivates himself to get out of bed in the morning. The movie will tell the story of Paul and Mick, creators of the eccentric online persona ‘Mattress Mick’, who have their friendship challenged as they try to earn a living against the backdrop of a struggling Irish economy.

Mattress Men – The Movie (Facebook)


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.

El Zorrero Pictures