Constance Marks’ film is not simply a documentary about a man and his puppet. Being Elmo fixes its sights on Kevin Clash, the performer who has been a key figure behind the scenes of Sesame Street and is personally responsible for bringing one of the most recognisable of Jim Henson’s creations to life.

It’s an inspiring story of a man who followed his dream and Clash (and Elmo) emerge as fascinating characters, the film is playing in UK cinemas as from today and we have a brief clip from the film which gives an idea of the power, responsiblity and enjoyment Clash has.

Here’s the clip, catch the film as soon as you can – check here to find out where it’s playing near you.