Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story


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.


Writer / Director / Producer: Steve Sullivan has lived and worked in Wales since 1996.
Supported by: Ffilm Cymru Wales


Production Company: Piece of Cardboard Productions Ltd
Associate Producer: Hank Starrs
Executive Producer: Alex Usborne


Length: 100 min
Language: English
Format: DCP, Blu-Ray, VOD


Date: March 29, 2019 (Theatrical), April 2019 (Non-theatrical), Available now on VOD (NOWTV, Amazon Prime, BFI Player, Youtube, iTunes)
Gwyliau: World premiere at  SXSW 2018, European Premiere at BFI London Film Festival 2018.

VOD: Available now on NowTV (Start 7 day free trial Entertainment Pass), Amazon Prime (Buy £9.99 HD), BFI Player (Rent £3.50), Youtube (Buy £7.99 HD), iTunes (Buy £7.99)

“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

DistributorAltitude Films (Theatrical and Non-theatrical) / Cinema For All (Non-theatrical)

Cyswllt: (theatrical) / (non-theatrical)

Terms:35% with £100 MG for all bookings under 7 days / Non-theatrical (Blu Ray) £100 +VAT.