Orion – The Man Who Would be King

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 CONNECTIONS

Welsh producer: Dewi Gregory
Supported by: Ffilm Cymru Wales

PRODUCTION DETAILS

Director / Writer: Jeanie Finlay
Cast: Gail Brewer-GiorgioSharon Attaway Nettleton
Producers: Jeanie FinlayDewi Gregory
Production Company: Glimmer Films, BBC Storyville, Broadway, Nottingham

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Running time: 86 minutes
Certificate: 12A
Format: DCP, DVD
Language: English

RELEASE

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.

LINKS 

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“The one film to watch this week.” 4 stars – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Rights: Glimmer Films
Contact
: sally@pipocapictures.com

 

 

WHAT NEXT? 

This is film is covered by our Made In Wales strategy, which means if you an a Welsh exhibitor you may be eliable to submit a proposal for support. For more information click here.

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