09:47 secs, Canada

Under the cover of the darkness, Little Boy Lee and his family dump an old mattress in a dirty Strathcona alley. The next day, blame passes from neighbour to neighbour with no one taking responsibility for the abandoned and illegally dumped mattress. As the situation quickly escalates to all-out suburban war, Little Boy Lee has to take responsibility for his actions and clean up the streets.

Made in 8 Days as part of the Crazy8s Film Society Contest with the loving support of many local Vancouver production/post-production sponsors.

Official Selection
Cannes Short Film Corner 2014 (Cannes, France) *World Premiere*
Vancouver Asian Film Festival 2014 (Vancouver, BC, Canada) *Canadian Premiere*
High Falls Film Festival 2014 (Rochester, NY, USA) *USA Premiere*
ICCG Think Forward Film Festival 2014 *Special Mention (Venice, Italy)
Vancouver Women in Film Festival 2015 *Honorable Mention (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange Film Lab 2015 (Albany, NY, USA)
Asbury Shorts NYC 2015 (New York City, NY, USA)
SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival 2015 (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Vancouver Sun: Video: Director Michelle Kee talks about her Crazy8s movie Mattress
Vancouver Sun: Crazy8s: Michelle Kee's provides sneak peak behind Mattress (with video)
Vancouver Observer
Hello Vancity
Vancouver Women in Film Festival (Video Interview)


Starring: Sean Quan, Valerie Sing-Turner, Doralynn Mui, Kenneth Chan, Fiona Vroom, Ava Dewhurst, Aaron Hutchinson, Celeste Insell, Kalvin Olafson, Craig Meester, Alvin To, Julia Hartnett, Blaine Toderian, Nathan Thomas

Directed by Michelle Kee
Written by Michelle Kee and Quinn Spicker
Produced by Emma Peterson and David Kelso
Cinematography by Graham and Nelson Talbot
Production Design by Sophie Jarvis and Liz Cairns
Executive Produced by Paul Armstrong and Ines Eisses
Edited by Michael Fournier
Sound Design by David Manuel
Film Score by Robin Andrew Hughes


Interview for #VIWIFF2015

Michelle discusses her motivation for the 2014 Crazy8s film "Mattress" - screening March 8th, 3pm as part of the 2015 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival.