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Sperl wins Music Video Underground contest

Working on more movies

Natalie Sperl

LOS ANGELES, Ca. — New Ulm native Natalie Denise Sperl continues to win music, video and movie accolades in Southern California.

Her latest news surfaced Monday for winning the November 2021 Music Video Underground Best Special Stuff division. She wrote, directed, edited and sang “Put Me in Your Movie Quentin Tarantino” with her LA rock band ‘Kill My Coquette.’

Two months ago, the daughter of Arlene and Dennis Sperl of New Ulm received lead actress and filmmaker awards for her short film “Caroline” from Best Shorts Competition, an awards competition for short film, television, videography, and new media.

The film was shown at the City of Angels women’s Film Festival that showcased extraordinary films made by women in LA and around the globe.

Sperl said she shot the entire film on cell phone, where she was quarantined, during a quarantine lockdown.

She also starred in a pair of movies to be released in 2022, the horror film “Night of the Caregiver,” and an action-packed “Western Assault on Rio Bravo.”

In “Night of the Caregiver,” Sperl stars alongside Eileen Dietz, who played the face of the demon in “The Exorcist,” portrayed characters on the soap operas “Guiding Light” and “General Hospital” and appeared as a guest star on many shows including “Happy Days.”

Sperl played Greta Garbo in “Mank,” a 2020 black and white biographical drama nominated for six Golden Globe Awards about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his development of the screenplay for “Citizen Kane.”

In 2021, she released a musical single “Cage,” mastered by Nathaniel Sperl at Zellar Productions in New Ulm.

“The production is an autobiographical trip down memory lane for me leaving small town Minnesota for the big city to make it big,” said Sperl. “All the world is a stage. I’m breaking out of my cage.”

Perhaps her most memorable quote is “don’t give up on your dreams, ever.”

Sperl is the front woman and singer-songwriter of the LA punk rock and roll band Kill My Coquette that performs pop, alternative rock, punk and glam rock, ska, new wave, heavy, glam, and alternative metal.

The band performed at Whiskey a Go Go in West Hollywood, which was the launching pad for many bands including The Doors, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Steppenwolf, Van Halen, and many others.

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