Could Mattress Mick be the next Jamie Dornan or Colin Farrell?!
The iconic Dublin retailer is set to go global as his new movie premieres at the prestigious Hot Docs Festival in Toronto this April and hits Irish Cinemas in Autumn of this year.
The movie ‘takes a peak behind the mattress’ and tells the true story of 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 film maker Paul Kelly to reinvent himself as the eccentric online persona we all know and love.
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 Hot Docs Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival and Mattress Mick will be in attendance on his first international appearance. Is the world ready?
Marketing Wizard Paul Kelly, Mattress Mick, and Mick’s sidekick Mattress Man aka Brian will all be present at the premier to tell their unlikely story of struggle and success, and how one man went to bed with thousands of Dubliners.
Speaking about his upcoming appearance on the international stage the impending film star said “Mattress Mick is now a recognised international phenomenon and this is my first step to world domination. Toronto will have a spring in it’s step when I bring over the Mattress magic and I’m looking forward to seeing my story on the big screen.”
Documentary maker Colm Quinn headed the project, which saw him following the businessman around his day-to-day duties for the past three years. We can’t wait!