Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

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Steve Sullivan’s feature documentary Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story tells a twisted tale of split personalities. The film 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 who turned his entire life into a fantastic, subversive piece of performance art- his greatest creation, the mysterious Frank Sidebottom became a star –a manic, insane, mercurial star who would ultimately obscure his own creator–playing at Wembley Stadium, getting his own TV show and building an army of fans. 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...
Starring Johnny Vegas, Ross Noble, John Cooper Clarke
Director Steve Sullivan