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What do David Lynch and the Vatican have in common?

A "great project," director David Lynch exclaims. Praising Hilde Productions and Seasons & a Muse, Inc. for developing the feature film "BREATH OF GOD: The True Story of Hildegard von Bingen," both Lynch and the Vatican express admiration for the project. Spearheaded by award-winning artist, screenwriter, actor and producer Jeanne Marie Spicuzza, the film portrays the life and times of a woman who was an artist, visionary and composer.

Although Lynch is not slated to direct the film, members of his inner circle have signed on. The screenplay, drafted by Ms. Spicuzza, garnered accolades from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Creative Artists Agency and the Vatican Division of Arts and Culture.

BREATH OF GOD is the story of Hildegard von Bingen, a medieval mystic both admired and reviled for her extraordinary courage and otherworldly talents. A St. Bernadette in Camelot tale reveals Hildegard’s struggles as she advises royalty and, ultimately, shares a love so passionate it could never be consummated.

In a timeless and inspirational account, the film depicts an irresistible spirit overcoming physical and cultural barriers. Hildegard’s music, described as a perfect balance between religious ecstasy and seductive vocalism, will accompany a haunting and rapturous soundtrack.

Contact: Jeanne Spicuzza 310-827-6495

For information: http://www.seasonsandamuse.com

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BIOS: Presently attached to the Hildegard Project:

Jeanne Spicuzza, John Neff, Heidrun Reshoeft and Stefanie Naifeh

Jeanne Spicuzza: A multi-talented performance artist, writer and actor, Ms. Spicuzza heads the project. Author of beautiful, terrible & true, she was nominated "Woman of the Year" in 1998 through the National Organization of Women. Frequently touring with Ladyfest and appearing in a number of poetry festivals, she has won numerous poetry slams. Her self-titled CD "Jeanne Spicuzza" was nominated for a Golden Headset Award in 2001, only to be defeated by "James Earl Jones Reads the New Testament."

John Neff: Chief Engineer and musical arranger for Asymmetrical Studios, Neff recently released a CD with David Lynch. With 36 years in music and over 250 records to his credit, Neff will manage sound editing for BREATH OF GOD.

Stefanie Naifeh: This artist can be heard singing the beautiful melodies and eerie vocalizations on the soundtracks and commercials of Danny Elfman, David Newman, and Cliff Martinez. Naifeh was also seen singing and flying through the air of the afterlife in "What Dreams May Come." She lends her talents to the BREATH OF GOD soundtrack.

Heidrun Reshoeft: Worked with director David Lynch on various projects, including "Twin Peaks" and "Lux Vivens: the Music of Hildegard von Bingen." Reshoeft is attached to BREATH OF GOD as a historical consultant.

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