Orion: The Man Who Would Be King
World Premiere

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King

| U.K. | 89 MINUTES | English
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, Female Screenwriter(s)
August 16, 1977. All of America was stunned by the news of Elvis Presley's untimely passing. Some went so far as to believe that it couldn't be true. Somehow he had 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. First appearing in 1979, Orion recorded 11 albums and performed live to packed houses and rapturous fans around the nation. But who was the man behind the mask?

In this stranger-than-fiction true story, Jeanie Finlay exposes the incredible life of an unknown singer plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight with the complicity of a manipulative music industry and a public fan base unwilling to let The King go. Resonant in its themes of identity, fate, and the double-edged nature of fame, Orion is a stylish mystery story that finally gives a name and a face to a gifted artist who had been unjustly deprived of both.

—Cara Cusumano

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Jeanie Finlay
Jeanie Finlay is a British artist and filmmaker whose credits include Pantomime, The Great Hip Hop Hoax, Sound It Out, Goth Cruise and Teenland. Her work is known for its innovation in audience engagement and distribution.
Jeanie Finlay
Jeanie Finlay
Jeanie Finlay, Dewi Gregory
Lucas Roche
Associate Producer
Stewart Copeland, Charles Kennedy
Stewart Copeland, Steven Sheil, Mark Bushnell, Roger Knott Fayle
Executive Producer
Al Morrow, Suzanne Alizart, Kate Townsend, Nick Fraser, Hannah Thomas, Richard Holmes, John Tobin, Andy Copping, Alexander Preston
Graham Langley
Marissa Keating
Producer of Marketing and Distribution
Sally Hodgson
Jimmy Ellis, Shelby Singleton, Jim Ellis Jr., Nannette Uselton Clark, Nancy Crowson, Nick Scott Petta

Print Source
Jeanie Finlay
Glimmer Films
Nottingham, NG1 3AL
Sales Contact
Jason Ishikawa
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212 204 7979
Press Contact
Adam Kersh
Fusion Entertainment
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 917 771 7021
Press Contact
Gerilyn Shur
Brigade Marketing
New York, 10001
Phone: 917 551 5832
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