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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey story

A project in Cardiff, United Kingdom by Steve Sullivan

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A feature length documentary about alternative comedian Frank Sidebottom and the life of his creator, Chris Sievey.
Backers: 1352
Average Pledge Per Backer: £36

Funded: £48,565 of £20,000
Dates: Apr 30th -> May 30th (31 days)
Project By: Steve Sullivan
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Update #9 - Stretch Goal 1 reached! Free stuff for every backer...

May 29th - via:
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story has now reached over £40,000 in pledges!!! We've hit the first of the Stretch Goals with time to spare! Thank you all so much! What an amazing effort from everyone who pledged, stuck up posters, emailed, tweeted,... (Read More)

Update #8 - 57 hours to go!!! Another new trailer...

May 28th - via:
Hi, we've only got 57 hours to go on Kickstarter, and we've just reached £34,000! Thank you everyone who has pledged for this unbelievable and fantastic support. It's still looking very possible that Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story will reach... (Read More)


May 23rd - via:
Hi, with the Kickstarter campaign for Being Frank coming to an end next Thursday (30th May) I just wanted to let you know about some really exciting things happening with the project. There's a brand new trailer for the film (below), showing footage... (Read More)

Update #6 - double thingies for every pledge of £50 upwards

May 23rd - via:
To show you just how much we appreciate the amazing generosity we’ve received over the past month for this project, we’d like to return the generosity.Martin Sievey has decided to double the amount of thingies he‘s going to send you!For every... (Read More)

Update #5 - £100 pledge reward includes first footage of Frank Sidebottom

May 16th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

UPDATE #4 Stretch goal 1 - Frank's fantastic telly and BONUS REWARDS

May 12th - via:
Hi all, as you'll read on the project's main Kickstarter page, I've launched an official Kickstarter Stretch Goal, to try and help us get to £40,000. This additional funding will allow us to properly license as much of Frank Sidebottom's fantastic... (Read More)

Podcast special about the making of Being Frank

May 10th - via:
Here's a special Being Frank edition of Iain Lee's Pocket Radio podcast, featuring a discussion between Iain and Steve Sullivan about the documentary. It includes some incredibly rare Frank Sidebottom audio, going back as far as 1985:... (Read More)

Stage 1 funded - dance like a horse!

May 9th - via:
Hi, I want to share the incredible news that we've just hit the magical figure of £20,000 for Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story! This completes the funding for Stage 1 of the project, meaning that all the interviews with Chris' family, closest... (Read More)

One week on Kickstarter and what a start!

May 8th - via:
Blimey!  Being Frank has only been on Kickstarter for one week today and already you've helped raise over £18,000 in funding! This is really exciting and somewhat humbling. A massive Frank SIdebottom 'Thank you' to everyone who has pledged money,... (Read More)

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