Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

Neptune Frost

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Like nothing you’ve ever seen before, this transdimensional, Afro-futurist, science fiction musical tells the story of an intersex runaway seeking justice and the leader of a hacker collective who find love and revolution as they journey across past, present, and future Rwanda. Originally conceived as a graphic novel and Broadway musical, the anti-colonialist, anti-capitalist, pro-queer fantasia was shot in the 27 days before the 2020 global pandemic shut down. 


NEPTUNE FROST’s vibratingly cosmic creativity stages a trenchant discussion about ancient and modern technologies, mineral extraction, hacking collectives, and religious oppression. The vivid production and costume design, with its distinctly DIY flair, is heightened by the thrilling thrum of the spectacular musical numbers. Unanimous goldmine.”


—Leah Shafer, Associate Producer, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

A sci-fi musical which follows an intersex African hacker, a coltan miner and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union.
  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    105 minutes
  • Language
    English, French, Kinyarwanda, Swahili
  • Country
    Rwanda, United States
  • Director
    Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman
  • Screenwriter
    Saul Williams
  • Producer
    Saul Williams, Ezra Miller, Ekaterina Baker, Maria Judice
  • Executive Producer
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Hendel, Luke Daniels, Kyle Stroud, Che Kothari, Michael Orange, Juliette Pryor, Walter Pryor
  • Cast
    Cheryl Isheja, Bertrand Ninteretse, Eliane Umuhire
  • Cinematographer
    Anisia Uzeyman
  • Editor
    Dody Dorn, Anisha Acharya
  • Production Design
    Cédric Mizero, Antoine Nshimiyimana
  • Sound Design
    Blake Leyh