Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

By FHW Marketing

SYNOPSIS

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is the official documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom, and the life and art of his hidden creator Chris Sievey. Frank Sidebottom, remembered fondly as the man with the papier-mâché head, was the court jester of the Manchester music and comedy scene for over 25 years, but only a privileged few knew the man inside. Being Frank tells a twisted tale of split personalities - a suburban superhero with a fanatical desire to preserve the myth he created, and eventually having to battle against being consumed by his alter ego.

 
WELSH CONNECTION

  • Steve Sullivan has lived and worked in Wales since 1996. 
  • The film was supported by supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales

 
RELEASE

DATE: March 2019 (Theatrical and Non-theatrical), April 2019 (Non-theatrical)

World premiere at  SXSW 2018, European Premiere at BFI London Film Festival 2018. 

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

LENGTH: 100 min

LANGUAGE: English 

FORMAT: DCP, Blu-Ray


BOOKING DETAILS

DISTRIBUTOR:Altitude Films (Theatrical and Non-theatrical)

Cinema For All (Non-theatrical) 

CONTACT: info@altitudefilment.com

DEAL: 35% with £100 MG for all bookings under 7 days.

Non-theatrical (Blu Ray) is £100 +VAT. 

 

REVIEWS

“An engrossing doc portrait of the English cult star whose head was a watermelon-sized ball of papier-mache, Steve Sullivan's Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story lends an ear to those who knew the man beneath the mask." - Hollywood Reporter

 

WHAT NEXT? 

This film is covered by our Made In Wales stratedgy. If you are a member of Film Hub Wales you may be eligible to submit a proposal for support. Read our Made In Wales stratedgy.