#IrishAbroad: Mattress Men heads to festivals in Germany, Spain, Finland, and the UK
Following on from fantastic reviews new Irish film Mattress Men is now festival bound with a string of top-class festivals coming up. Colm Quinn’s documentary has been selected to screen at Dok Leipzig in Germany, the Ourense International Film Festival in Spain and Doc Point Helsinki which is one of the of the largest documentary film festivals in the Nordic countries.
Closer to home, Mattress Men will also screen at the Cambridge Film Festival, with the Kerry Film Festival and Indie Cork also screening the much-hyped film this month.
Speaking on the success, Director Colm Quinn commented
We’re really chuffed with the reaction to Mattress Men both at home and overseas, the film’s success rests entirely on Paul and Mick’s honesty and it’s great to see it continue to connect with audiences everywhere.
Mattress Men tells the story of sixty-something Michael Flynn who in an attempt to save his struggling mattress business, 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?
The film is directed by Colm Quinn and produced by Ciaran Deeney and David Clarke with funding from the Irish Film BoardFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry..
Mattress Men is in cinemas and on Virgin Media On-Demand and Volta now.