Weird The Life And Times Of A Pocket God

"The Greatest Story Never Told About The Greatest Band You've Never Heard Of!"
Film about UK indie band The Pocket Gods. Charting their 20 years of failing to make it to the big time despite high profile champions, and World Records. It also explores frontman Mark Lee's struggles with depression and recent suicide attempt.

  • Mark Christopher Lee
    Director
  • Mark Christopher Lee
    Writer
  • Mark Christopher Lee
    Producer
  • Mark Christopher Lee
    Key Cast
    “himself”
  • John Altman
    Key Cast
    “himself”
    Star Wars, The Birth Of The Beatles, Eastenders
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    rockumentary, weird, music
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 27 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    smartphone
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mark Christopher Lee

I'm a first time film maker more known for being frontman of cult indie band The Pocket Gods whose claim to fame are our protest albums of 30 second songs highlighting lack of royalties for artists from streaming. I also hold the Guinness World Record for most tracks on an album and have been described by BBC 6's Tom Robinson as a willful maverick.

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Director Statement

I started making this film all on my own with no budget limited technology but a mad head full of ideas. I wanted to tell the story of my cult band of our 20 years of non existence and the ups and downs of playing in that band. I also wanted to tell my own personal story about my abusive childhood and the impact that my mental health has had on my life and recent suicide attempt. I'm trying to raise awareness to help other men especially to talk and seek help. But I also wanted to make an indie Spinal Tap.