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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

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Synopsis

The fantastic true story of the maverick mind behind Frank Sidebottom and The Freshies, as told by the people who knew him.
Chris Sievey was a Manchester performance artist, punk performer and stand-up comic who lived an elaborate double life. His most famous creation was Frank Sidebottom, with his huge papier-mâché head, but this was far more than an eccentric comedy performance. As long as the head was on, Chris transformed totally into Frank and the line between fiction and reality blurred. Very few people got to understand the man behind the mask, and sadly Sievey passed away in June 2010.
For the first time Sievey’s family, close friends and colleagues discuss this innovative, wayward genius, and attempt to explain why he chose to spend 28 years letting Frank steal his limelight. Drawing on unique archive footage of Chris and Frank, sourced Sievey's own extensive archive of Super 8 film, VHS tapes and DVDs.
It’s time to take off the head! http://www.beingfrankmovie.com

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Director
Steve Sullivan
Producer
Steve Sullivan
Principal Cast
John Cooper Clarke, Johnny Vegas, Mark Radcliffe, Ross Noble, John Thompson, Mike Joyce

Production Company

Being Frank Productions
Steve Sullivan
steve@beingfrankmovie.com