Creative England presents in association with Ffilm Cymru Wales and Broadway.
A Glimmer Films production in association with Truth Department and Met Film Production.
A film by Jeanie Finlay
Documentary 86 mins
ORION tells the story of an unknown singer with a voice the very twin of Elvis’. Signed to Sun Records in 1979 and given a fictional identity, the scheme exploded into cult success - and the “Elvis is alive” myth was born.
Borne by his incredible voice - as the masked Orion - gained the success he'd always craved but it was at a price.
Our story revels in the manipulations of the music industry, the allure of fantasy and the eternal search for identity. Who was that masked man?
“A must watch” Rolling Stone
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