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Purchase Students Win at New Hampshire Film Festival

Date Released: 10/17/2007

Neptunus Rex, a film created by Purchase film students, won Best Student Film at the 2007 New Hampshire Film Festival this fall.

The film was produced in the spring of 2007.  Robert Scott Wildes (director and co-writer), and Aleks Gezentsvey (producer), now seniors in the film program, collaborated with fellow Purchase students to create a short film that blends magic and history in an adventure story.

Neptunus Rex is a motion picture about cloud collecting. Two young scientists, Beliveau and LaFontaine, battle for the love of a beautiful woman as the world awaits the first launch of their sky balloons.

Other Purchase students involved in the production were sophomore film major Nikki Moore, production manager; junior acting major Erica Lutz, casting director; and junior acting majors Andy Bean and Eddie Prunoske, lead actors. Frank Wallinger, a 2007 graduate of the Conservatory of Music, wrote original music and was the audio engineer.

The film was co-written by Logan Antill, co-produced by Daniel Brodie, with music also by Rollerghost Symphony Orchestra.

Neptunus Rex is currently touring the film festival circuit. For more on the film visit
The New Hampshire Film Festival is held in Portsmouth and is one of the largest in New England. This year marked the seventh year of the annual festival, which screened 60 films from more than a dozen states. The films were selected from over 500 submissions.