Directed by Michelle Kee
Under the cover of 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.
Michelle has lived in Singapore, the UK and the USA before laying down roots in Vancouver, Canada. During the day, she works as a visual effects coordinator for a major studio keeping animators on schedule. At night, she obsessively watches music videos and writes sketches. She has directed four short films and has a few awards under her belt. Her most notable work being a little film called, “Mattress” made within eight days for the Crazy8 Film Society under a severe lack of sleep.
Writers: Michelle Kee, Quinn Spicker
Producers: David Kelso, Emma Peterson
Vulcan Siu / Program 11: Life In Multiculture / Canada / 2014 / Thriller / 8 minsAfter a heavy drinking party, a college student, Ian, decides to drive back to the dorm. On his ride back, his car drives onto a curb and hits something - with unforeseen consequences.
Preceded by: Mattress
Program 11: Life In Multiculture / 93 minsThe audience favourite Vancity shorts program returns! LIFE IN MULTICULTURE showcases eight short films from Vancouver-based filmmakers - including the winners of this year's Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon filmmaking contest, "Stick With You" and "#YELLOWMAN." Funny, serious or sad, the films in this program unflinchingly explore the changing faces and conflicts of contemporary Canadian life in Metro Vancouver, including the ongoing impact of cultural pluralism on how we see our country, our city and ourselves.