The Legend of Sealand

Sealand is a captivating documentary that unveils the extraordinary journey of Prince Patrick Roy Bates and the Principality of Sealand. This film explores the audacious story of a self-proclaimed sovereign nation and its relentless battle for independence. With rare archival footage and interviews with the weird and wonderful characters that surrounded the Bates family, we’ll witness the struggles, triumphs, and personal sacrifices that define the lives of Sealand’s self proclaimed royal family. 

Sealand raises profound questions about nationhood, sovereignty, and the pursuit of freedom.

Feature film. Currently in production, scheduled for release in 2024.

Directed by

Greg Hardes
Jacob Proud

Produced by

Lucie Horton


Tom Elliott


William Walsh