Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story explores the extraordinary secret life of artist Chris Sievey, best known as his alter ego Frank Sidebottom, the maverick Manchester comedian in a papier mâché head.

Chris Sievey was a songwriter, artist, comedian and wayward genius. A man whose life was a fantastic, subversive piece of performance art.

His greatest creation, the mysterious Frank Sidebottom becomes a star – a manic, insane, mercurial star who obscures his own creator.

Chris grows to resent his creation and descends into alcoholism and bankruptcy, but his genius cannot survive without being Frank. So Chris devises a master plan…

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Credits

Director:

Steve Sullivan

Executive Producer:

Alex Usborne, Adam Partridge, Thomas R Atherton

Producer:

Steve Sullivan

Screenwriter:

Steve Sullivan

Cinematographer:

Ezra Byrne

Editor:

Steve Sullivan

Production Designer:

Dave Arnold

Sound Designer:

Dai Shell

Music:

Chris Sievey/Frank Sidebottom

Principal Cast:

Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke, Paula Sievey, Martin Sievey, Johnny Vegas, Ross Noble, John Thomson, Dave Arnold

Additional Credits:

Sound Recordist: Dom Corbisiero, Associate Producer: Hank Starrs

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Steve Sullivan
Piece of Cardboard Productions Ltd
steve@beingfrankmovie.com

Publicity Contact:

Sally Hodgson
sally@pipocapictures.com
00447974563697

Sales Agent:

Bill Straus - bill@bridgeindependent.com

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2018

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Biography, Comedy, Documentary, Music

Screening Section:

24 Beats Per Second

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Language:

English

Runtime:

100:55 mins