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CINEQUEST SCREENWRITING TOP 10 FINALIST
February 06, 2020
Natalie Paige Bentley's screenplay, "Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours" is a Top Ten Finalist in CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION! Top 3 & Winners are announced March 2020 during Cinequest's festival in San Jose, CA. For more information see link below!
INDIE SHORT FEST AWARDS - Amaurotic & The Mermaid
May 31, 2019
Best Fantasy Film THE MERMAID award winner and Nominated Best Actress THE MERMAID - written directed & produced by Natalie Paige Bentley, starring Natalie Paige Bentley and Lou Morey
Additionally Natalie Paige Bentley's music video AMAUROTIC
SEMI-FINALIST - New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition
May 20, 2019
Natalie Paige Bentley's screenplay, "KATHARINE TO TESLA, FAITHFULLY YOURS" is a SEMI-FINALIST in the New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition! Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours is a feature script about the late 19th century true untold story of the relationship between New York City, married socialite, Katharine Johnson and electrical wizard Nikola Tesla. Katharine’s unwavering love for Tesla thrusts him into a discovery that could change the world as we know it, amidst the risk of scandal.
The Mermaid - Indie Short Fest
May 20, 2019
The Mermaid short film has been officially selected into the Indie Short Fest - Los Angeles International Film Festival for Best Fantasy Short! IMDb qualifier Indie Short Fest (ISF-LA) is an LA-based international film competition with bimonthly live screenings in Burbank, California.
2018 TELLY AWARD WINNER for THE MERMAID
June 01, 2018
The Mermaid picks up Silver & Bronze Telly Awards, for Viral Video, Writing & Voice Over!
2018 Hermes Award Winner
April 27, 2018
NPB Entertainment Group & Natalie Paige Bentley is an award recipient in the 2018 Hermes Creative Awards competition! Two Platinum awards for her production of "The Mermaid" in the YouTube Video category and Entertainment. She has also been awarded a Gold for her production of "D.C. Aquilante Live Edge Artisan" in the corporate image video category.
2018 MUSE AWARD WINNER!
March 30, 2018
NPB Entertainment has won six MUSE AWARDS! Natalie Paige Bentley's production for "The Mermaid" has been awarded with a Platinum for Drama, Gold for Film/Movie, and a Rose Gold for Viral Video! Additionally we have been awarded a Platinum for our production of "D. C. Aquilante Live Edge" How-to Video, Gold for Company Branding Video and a Rose Gold for our Integrated Marketing and Company Launch for D. C. Aquilante Live Edge! Please visit our reels to have a look at our work or The Mermaid TV.com
2018 AVA DIGITAL AWARD WINNER
January 09, 2018
NPB Entertainment Group has been honored with 4 AVA DIGITAL AWARDS! We are excited to announce Natalie Paige Bentley's production for "The Mermaid" has been awarded with two gold AVA Digital Awards for both Long Form Video - Movie and Long Form Video - YouTube. Additionally, her production for "D. C. Aquilante Live Edge" has also won two platinum awards for both Long Form Video - Company Overview and Long Form Video - Facility Overview!
HOLY WATER Premieres on Music-News!
August 30, 2017
After releasing the first two videos of her Amaurotic trilogy, “Ride Home,” and “Lost Girl,” Natalie Paige Bentley is ready to deliver the final chapter. The new video for “Holy Water” follows the trio of star-crossed lovers as they fight their worst impulses, jockeying to win each other’s hearts and souls. Literally. With such a complex tale being woven, it feels appropriate to let Natalie herself explain where they are, how they got here, and where they are going….
As Bentley explains; "The thematic exploration of losing one sights in Amaurotic, not just within oneself or our place in the world, but more importantly inside the emotional torrents of relationships, gains a deeper insight into the internal world of emotional and physical intimacies with "Lost Girl." Unable to decipher between lust and love, the waters become murky, crossing fine lines, the more we separate our heart and mind as a whole. In reality we are becoming more disconnected with ourselves in search of filling a void that doesn’t rest within another individual, it resides deep within our own soul. The more disconnected we become in relationships, with ourselves, others, including circumstances and situations, our vision now becomes a cloudy picture of what we used to know, so we set out to look for what feels good to provide instant gratification for our own personal longings within ourselves".
LOST GIRL premieres on Music News!
August 23, 2017
Natalie Paige Bentley enthralled viewers with her recently released music video for “Ride Home.” It was the first of a music video trio exploring the depths of her emotional well, which runs deep and often dark.
“Ride Home” introduced viewers to the landscape, the characters, and the captivating theme of Amaurotic. Not only the title of her new EP, it’s also a condition that results in the sudden an unexplained loss of sight. The parallels of the experience to the music of the EP come together quickly, revealing a scorned lover mourning the sudden loss of something very dear to her. The second video of her trilogy, “Lost Girl,” digs deeper into the world of Natalie Paige Bentley, revealing even deeper layers of complexity and wonderment.
Natalie Paige Bentley Premieres RIDE HOME on MUSIC-NEWS.com
August 16, 2017
Amaurotic: there’s an unusual word. It describes a sudden and unexplained occlusion of sight – an interruption of the usual transmissions of daily life. It’s a scientific term, but also one that carries with it ominous, mystical, otherworldy overtones. Amaurotic is also the name of Natalie Paige Bentley’s latest EP project, and those who know her enchanting sound will immediately understand why it fits. Her emotional world is one that is constantly in flux, washed by the tides of her unconscious, and her songs finds the intersections between technical precision and sensuality. Bentley’s gossamer art-pop is a river with a cool, placid surface and dangerous, swirling undercurrents; it’s deep water for sure, but it’s too inviting not to dive in.
Trillium Vein/Natalie Paige Bentley Nominated In The 14th Independent Music Awards
April 03, 2015
Alternative, multimedia recording artist, TRILLIUM VEIN (Natalie Paige Bentley) of Philadelphia, PA was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as a Nominee of The 14th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases.
Award winning, multimedia recording artist, Trillium Vein (Natalie Paige Bentley) is nominated among an eclectic mix of established and rising talent nominated in The 14th IMAs, culled from thousands of submissions that were released during the program’s eligibility period. Bentley created the Trillium Vein, award winning, multimedia masterpiece, which includes her concept album, fantasy film, interactive website and storybook which earned Domtar’s Award of Excellence and ForeWords Multimedia Book of the Year, truly creating a one of kind experience for fans combining her music into her own alternative world, a la Tim Burton.
Trillium Vein (Natalie Paige Bentley) earned nominations in TWO categories - Trillium Vein’s music website, www.TrilliumVein.com in the Design category and Trillium Vein - Once Upon a Time Trillium Vein in the Video-Long Form category.
Music Connection DIY Spotlight
December 02, 2014
Trillium Vein (aka Natalie Paige Bentley) is a one-of-a-kind DIY artist who combines her music with multimedia environments. In fact, she created her own alternative world, called by some fans. “Planet Trillium,” which is reminiscent of Tim Burton’s work.
Her music, a version of alternative rock and symphonic orchestration supported by haunting vocals and spellbinding lyrics, paints extraordinary pictures.
"MAYBE" - 'Planet Trillium'
October 31, 2014
Opening with a somewhat narcoleptic dirge-like pace that stays the course, “Maybe” comes off as the kind of ballad Flyleaf or Evanescence might put out. It’s orchestral-ly arranged but really features little more than the usual 70s rock ballad staples of guitars, drums, bass, and synthesizers. And the very self-confident vocals of Trillium’s mastermind, Natalie Paige Bentley. Vocals that dip in and out of Natalie Merchant, Carole King, and Sinead. Sinead more than the others, though not as fiery or confrontational. The do-it-all Bentley has a deep almost manly voice that’s full of self-confidence; and she’s just as self-assured about what it is she’s after musically. Trillium is just Bentley’s persona (which comes with music videos and films), and she’s good at setting up a slightly dark though not at all threatening ethereal mood, one that’s sort of Ziggy Stardust but not as loopy. The lyrics and the writing don’t seem to be as ambitious (not here, anyway—and not as strong or as poignant as her “Elephant in the Room”) or as narrative as her ancillary projects (the videos, the movies, her website), which are near-operatic dioramas not so much peopled with characters and situations as trying to create some sort of alternate universe. One that’s less cosplay and more musiplay, a realm where Trillium reigns supreme as a sort of Stevie Nicks-cum-Daenerys. review by D. Jackson (freelance The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Details, ET Weekly)
Fresh Hype Magazine
October 15, 2014
Trillium Vein is a beautiful artist with stunning vocals but the thing that sets her apart from thousands of vocalist is her impeccably unique style!
Once your reeled in it’s hard to not be impressed by what she has to offer , Her songs have a dark heavy rock feel that is executed very well.
It’s rare that you hear an artist that sounds like no one else making music and that’s when you know you’ve found something special. Listen to her latest song 3:40 to get a feel for her unique style & if you like what you hear be sure to purchase her new album “Planet Trillium”.
Flayh Magazine Artist of the Month
October 04, 2014
Recording Artist Trillium Vein (Natalie Paige Bentley) based out of Philadelphia, PA, is truly a unique one of a kind artist, combining her music into a multimedia experience for fans. Her haunting voice and spellbinding lyrics paint an extraordinary picture for listeners to drive into her mesmerizing world head on. Trillium Vein’s brand new album, “Planet Trillium” is now out everywhere including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and SingerSongwriter.FM’s album tip of the month tip on rotation.
“Planet Trillium” is a brilliant masterpiece of alternative rock, symphonic orchestration, and Trillium Vein’s signature enchantingly haunted vocals, produced by Kevin Wesley Williams & Natalie Paige Bentley.
Book of the Year AWARDS!
January 01, 2020
Up Next Hollywood
June 10, 2014