A darkly comic tale of two sisters growing apart, while still sharing a mattress.
Sue (Rose McIver) runs a used mattress store owned by her ailing mother. When Sue’s successful sister Angelica (Jennifer Morrison) informs her that’s she moving out of their shared apartment and in with her new boyfriend, Sue gives her the gift of a mattress – one with a frightening surprise inside. Both comically outrageous and emotionally charged, MATTRESSIDE is a about abandonment, and the lengths one will go to secure the bonds of sisterhood.
Written and directed by: Chris Merrill
Produced by: Patty West, Saba Zerehi
Production Co: Leeden Media
Cast: Rose McIver, Jennifer Morrison, Gates McFadden, Dean Chekvala, Judy Kerr, Ed Lee
Year Completed: 2014
Release date: 12 June 2015 (deadCENTER Film Festival) (USA)
Country of Origin: USA
Genre: Dark Comedy // Twisted Fairy Tale
Runtime: 18 min (total run time)
- The film premiered at the deadCENTER Film Festival in 2015. It was aired over two days, on Friday June 12 (9:15 PM) and Sunday June 14 (5:00 PM), in the category Horror Shorts.
- The film was wrapped around June 30, 2014.
- First day of filming (principal photography) was June 27, 2014.
- This is not the only short film Rose and Jennifer have worked on together.They also did “Warning Labels” (2015) and “Demon Days” (2015), among others.
- The film has still not been released to the general public