The Rollercoaster rise and tragic fall of the mystery masked man with the voice of a legend.
ORION: The Man Who Would Be King, a film by Jeanie Finlay tells the story of Jimmy Ellis – an unknown singer plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave.
Welsh producer: Dewi Gregory
Supported by: Ffilm Cymru Wales
Director / Writer: Jeanie Finlay
Cast: Gail Brewer-Giorgio, Sharon Attaway Nettleton
Producers: Jeanie Finlay, Dewi Gregory
Production Company: Glimmer Films, BBC Storyville, Broadway, Nottingham
Running time: 86 minutes
Format: DCP, DVD
Date: November 2015
Festivals: Tribeca Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Tall Grass Film Festival, Braunschweig International Film Festival
FILM HUB WALES PROJECTS
Orion – The Man Who Would Be King was screened by venues across Wales including with a Q&A at Pontardawe Arts Centre, which was supported by FHW’s Made in Wales scheme.
“The one film to watch this week.” 4 stars – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian