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Orion: The Man Who Would Be King

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Synopsis

Millions of Americans clung to the hope that Elvis Presley faked his death. For the executives at Sun Records that fantasy became an opportunity in the form of Orion, a mysterious masked performer with the voice of The King. But who was the man behind the mask? Jimmy Ellis, a singer was plucked from obscurity in 1978 and given a fictional identity, signed to Sun Records and thrust into the spotlight as part of the crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave. With an outlandish fictional identity torn from the pages of a pulp novel, the backing of the legendary birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, Sun Records, and a voice that seemed to be the very twin of Presley’s himself, the scheme – concocted in the months after Presley’s death, exploded into a cult success – and the “Elvis is alive” myth began.
This is the story behind that story. Who was that masked man?
Tribeca Film Festival 2015 - World premiere
http://www.orionthemovie.com

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Director
Jeanie Finlay
Producer
Jeanie Finlay, Dewi Gregory
Executive Producer
Suzanne Alizart, Andy Copping, Al Morrow, Alexander Preston, Kate Townsend
Editor
Lucas Roche
Screenwriter
Jeanie Finlay
Director of Photography
Mark Bushnell, Stewart Copeland, Roger Knott-Fayle, Steven Sheil
Principal Cast
Jimmy Ellis

Production Company

Creative England presents ​in association with Ffilm Cymru Wales, BBC Storyville and Broadway
A Glimmer Films production in association with Truth Department and Met Film Production

Glimmer Films
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Nottingham
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Met Film Production
Ealing Studios
Ealing Green
London
W5 5EP
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