TALK | A casual conversation with Jeanie Finlay, director of “ORION, THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING”

Finlay was born in Nottingham, England
She directed her first documentary short, "Love Takes" in 2003

Screen Comment critic Nate Hood recently attended the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and reviewed the film "Orion: the Man who would be King" (his article is available online). He met with director Jeanie Finlay afterwards. I had the opportunity to check out Orion: The Man Who Would Be King" a couple of days ago and I was blown away by it. So how did you first hear about “Orion?” Jeanie Finlay: ... more >

TFF2015 | ORION, or who was the ultimate Elvis impersonator

The man who would be king was a 'Bama boy (Alabama, that is)

"If Elvis could make it sounding like Elvis, why can’t I?” This line best sums up the inexplicable futility and cosmic tragedy of the life of Jimmy Ellis, a singer from Orrville, Alabama who skyrocketed to fame in the late seventies and early eighties thanks to his uncanny vocal resemblance to the recently deceased Elvis Presley. Desperate to cash in on the explosion of popularity surrounding the ... more >