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About Natalie Paige Bentley 

Natalie Paige Bentley

Natalie Paige Bentley, a dynamic and multi-talented artist, stands at the intersection of music, film, and storytelling. Her career, distinguished by both critical acclaim and popular success, showcases her as a remarkable filmmaker, recording artist, actress, and writer. Her inventive spirit shines brightly through her award-winning experimental short film, "The Mermaid," which not only starred Natalie but was also written, directed, and produced by her. This film's overwhelming success, demonstrated by over 4 million views on YouTube and more than 17 awards, laid the groundwork for the inspired "Dark Tides" television series, further cementing her status as a visionary creator.


In the realm of cinema, Natalie's journey commenced with her lauded feature film debut in "Butterfly Angels," earning the Independent Achievement Award from NYIFF and heralding the start of a distinguished career. Her filmography has expanded to include a series of award-winning short films and the theatrically released "City of Motherly Love," which highlight her versatility and depth as an actress and filmmaker.

Natalie's music career, under the pseudonym Trillium Vein, represents the zenith of her artistic expression, blending her talents as a filmmaker, actress, and author into a singular, compelling narrative. Her work includes directing and producing award-winning music videos through her NPB Entertainment Group and achieving significant accolades such as the Tesla Spirit Presidents Award for her screenplay, "Katherine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours."


Her musical releases, such as "Planet Trillium" and the solo album "Amaurotic," have not only garnered national radio airplay but also earned her a nomination for an Independent Music Award. The EP "Once Upon a Time" stands out as a multimedia project, featuring a companion film, a storybook, and an interactive website, offering fans a fully immersive artistic experience.

Natalie's distinctive musical style, characterized by her sultry, haunting vocals, has resonated across popular platforms such as Pandora Radio, Spotify, and iTunes Radio, where she has become a celebrated artist. Her skillful blend of lyrical melody with cinematic storytelling transforms each of her projects into a rich, experiential journey, inviting audiences into the intricacies of her imagination and artistic vision. In 2024, Natalie continues to expand her musical portfolio with the release of singles "Bad" and "Cruel Games," with the promise of additional projects that will further showcase her dynamic range as an artist. Her dedication to exploring new creative avenues is set to bring fresh and exciting developments to her multifaceted career.

Awards & Nominations:

*2022 Wild Bunch Film Festival- First Place Television Pilot Script - "Bad Hand" 
*2021 FLICKFAIR Film Festival - Official Selection August - "The Mermaid" (short film ) 

*2020 Top 5 Finalist UK Film illm Festival Screenwriting - "Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours"

*2020 Top 10 Finalist Cinequest Film Festival Screenwriting - "Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours"
*2019 Winner TV Pilot, Moondance International Film Festival - "La Sirena"
*2019 Winner - Pitch Now Screenwriting competition - Historical  -"Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours"
*2019 Honorable Mention for Top 10 Finalist ScreenCraft Public Domain competition - "Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours"
*2019 Finalist Atlanta Screenplay Awards - "Katharine to Tesla Faithfully Yours" & "La Sirena"
*2019 Hot 100 list - Capital Fund Screenplay competition -"Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours"
*2019 Los Angeles Film Awards -"The Mermaid" (short film ) Best Actress & Best Short
*2019 Los Angeles Film Awards - Semi Finalist  -"Amaurotic" (music video film ) 
*2019 Big Apple Film Festival - Semi Finalist  -"Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours" screenplay 
*2019 Finalist - Screenplay Festival - CA "Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours"
*2019 Semi-finalist - New York Metropolitan Screenwriting competition -"Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours"
*2019 Winner - New York Screenplay -"Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours"
*2019 Indie Short Fest - Best Fantasy nomination -  Best Actress - The Mermaid 
*2019 Semi Finalist - Los Angeles Film Awards - Music Video - AMAUROTIC


*2018 TELLY Awards

     -Silver & Bronze  The Mermaid  _ Actress/Film/Voice Over

    - Silver & Bronze D. C. Aquilante Live Edge

*2018 HERMES Awards

     -Platinum, YouTube Video The Mermaid   - Actress/Film

    - Platinum, Entertainment Video, The Mermaid

    -Gold, Corporate Image Video, D. C. Aquilante Live Edge

*2018 MUSE Awards

     -Platinum, Gold & Rose Gold, Film, Drama & Viral Video for The Mermaid   

    - Platinum, Gold & Rose Gold for, Branding, Company Branding & How-to Video 

       D. C. Aquilante Live Edge

*2018 AVA Digital Awards

   -2 Platinum for D. C. Aquilante Live Edge

   -2 Gold for The Mermaid 

*Tesla Presidential Spirit Award - "Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours" screenplay

*Independent Music Award Nominee
*Finalists for ForeWord Book of the Year for Trillium Vein's Once Upon a Time Storybook
*Domtar Print Award for Trillium Vein Once Upon a Time music storybook
*Music Video rotation on MTV2, Fuse TV on  demand, &, Jannus Music Channel, Live
*365Women of Substance Radio
*Independent Achievement Award from NYIFF
*Nominations for Best Actress from IFCT festival and Best Short Film from both IFCT & NYIIFF





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