Orion: The Man Who Would Be King

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King 

"There are many that believe that Elvis is still alive - if he is alive he wears a mask and goes by the name Orion" - Nashville News, 1979


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A poignant story of Elvis sound-a-like that comes with a sad and shocking ending. A film you need to watch this week.  

The Guardian

It’s unlikely you’ll see a better music film this year... 

The Quietus

Elusive and haunting... 

Little White Lies

Wonderfully weird...as moving as it is entertaining 

Mark Kermode, The Observer

A must watch...  

Rolling Stone

A vivid whirl...  


Director Jeanie Finlay manages to evoke the mania of celebrity and its stranglehold on Jimmy Ellis 

Cine Vue

An inspiring and heart-breaking film shows the dark side of the music industry 

Toronto Film Scene

A pop-cultural parable… Faust gone Nashville. 

Sight and Sound

A gold-record documentary 

Movie Buzzers

Fantastic...a must see.  

The Wrap

A story that's just too good to be true... 

The Moveable Feast

A fascinating, quirky, tragi-comic, even heartbreaking tale - all true - of hopes and dreams and a uniquely odd kind of fame... 


Winner: Grand Jury Award

Nashville Film Festival


Winner: Best Screenplay

Solo Positivo Film Festival Opatija


Nominated: Grand Jury Award

Sheffield Doc/Fest


World Premiere

Tribeca Film Festival


Official Selection



Official Selection

Doxa Documentary Film Festival


Official Selection

South Arts Circuit Tour


Official Selection

Illuminations Festival


Type Feature film
Length 87 Minutes
Rating NR
Genres Music, Feature, Documentary
Cast Orion Eckley Darnell
Director & Producer Jeanie Finlay
Producer Dewi Gregory
Language English
Country of origin United Kingdom

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