There’s A Mobster Under My Bed!



Falling asleep can fill you with dread, especially when there's a mobster under your bed! With a literal Mobster layin' low under her bed - it's up to our 8-year-old girl to figure out what exactly he's doing there... and how to get rid of him.

Director’s Statement

This is a film that has been in my head for over 3 years. I LOVE Dr. Seuss and Green Eggs and Ham. It's a style of writing that has followed me throughout my career - and the simplicity really resonates with me. So getting to partner that style with Mobster movies I grew up with was a joy!

Official Festival Selections and Competitions

68th Melbourne International Film Festival, Official Competition, 1-18 August 2019

12th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival, Official Competition 3-6 Oct 2019


Written & Directed by Matthew Smolen

Producer – Hayley Adams

The Girl – Keeley Abrahamson
The Mobster – Stephen Lopez
Mum – Charlotte Fox
Dad – Ben Clements
The Mobster - Stephen Lopez
Gangster 1 - Marc Gallagher
Fat Tony - Emil Freund
Gangster 2 – Luke Goodall
Victim 1 – Hayley Adams
The Rat – Jemima Eva, Jhess Knight
Victim 2 – Tim McCormick
Victim 3 – Ben Sengsouvanh
Victim 4 – Tobias Helbich
Victim 5 – Matthew Smolen
The Don – Lliam Amor
Protection 1 – Myles Tankle
Protection 2 – Matthew Werkmeister

Director of Photography – Shaun Herbertson

1st Assistant Director – Emil Freund

1st AC – Oliver Gross

2nd AC – Dave Cleeve, Jordan Montogomery

Gaffer – Andrew Kirkman

Location Sound – Tim McCormick/David Ross

Hair and Makeup Artist – Samantha Pearce

Production Assistant/BTS – Benjamin Sengsouvanh

Child Guardian – Sharna Abrahamson

Location Manager – Monty Montague

Puppet Build - Jhess Knight

Editor - Matthew Smolen

Online Editor - Scott Burgess

Digital Compositor - Ted Adair

Colourist - Thanassi Panagiotaras

Audio Post-Production - Sonic Playground

Sound Design & Mix - Ben Churchill

Narration Dialogue Recording - Sonic Playground

Dialogue Edit - Freddie Mack

Music Supervisor - Chris O’Neill

Composer - Leon Ross

Additional Composition - Ben Matthews, Chris O’Neill

Acoustic Guitar - Paul Van Nimwegen

Mix Engineer - Daniel Müller

Special Thanks to: The Aikins Family, Dave Cleeve, Claire Frost, Aaron Maguire, The Regal Ballroom, Ben Shackleford, Triple Talent, VA Hire

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