The life of a maverick comedian will be told in a new documentary that could be coming to Stroud.

Frank Sidebottom, famous for his papier-mâché head, was a cult hero during the 1980s and 90s, and a fixture of the Manchester music and comedy scene.

Despite this, little is known about the man behind the mask.

The life of his creator will now be explored in the film Being Frank - The Chris Sievey Story. The film promises to tell a twisted tale of split personalities through Chris' battle against being consumed by his alter ego.

It includes archive from Chris’s personal collection of notebooks, home movies, art and music.

Insights from Chris’s family, friends, and colleagues, including Johnny Vegas, Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke, Ross Noble and Mark Radcliffe will be shared.

The film has been produced, directed and edited by Steve Sullivan who collaborated with Frank Sidebottom and Chris Sievey on the 2006 documentary Magical Timperley Tour.

Steve started making the film in 2012 and ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund it.

A screening is planned for March 31 at the Vue Cinema, Merrywalks.

However, if not enough tickets are purchased by March 24, the screening will not go ahead.

Twenty-seven tickets must be bought before the deadline.

For tickets (£10.49) go to