LAMA DISTRIBUTION was formed in 2020 as a distribution branch of BRIDGE & ACORN ENTERTAINMENT to serve their ongoing needs of theatrical distribution, and was originally compiled of a film distribution team residing in LA and Massachusetts - LA / MA.
In October 2020 - March 2021, LAMA DISTRIBUTION managed a successful theatrical release of their first project HEAVEN on 500 + cinema screens throughout the US and South America, when big studios backed out on cinemas, LAMA DISTRIBUTION supported them, even in the height of the pandemic and despite many cinemas being closed. LAMA ENTERTAINMENT was born soon after as a production branch.
Founder Angus Benfield merged these 2 companies, and has worked on multiple projects encapsulating over 30 years of award winning producing, writing and directing along with distribution and film investment and is professionally associated with projects in Australia, New Zealand, China and the US, including Feature films Meet Me In Miami, Wait Up Harriet, The Holy Roller and many other productions. Benfield also has the advantage of having worked in front of the camera as a prominent and award winning actor globally for many generations in film, television, commercials, non-broadcast and new media.
With over 30 years of experience and a think-outside-of-the-box attitude, now LAMA ENTERTAINMENT & BRIDGE AND ACORN ENTERTAINMENT are creating a new model of motion picture production, with an outlook for lower-risk, higher-return-of-investment films, with shorter production schedules, lower budgets and a back-to-back slate, resulting in increased content, less risk and lower investment whilst producing high-end, premium motion picture films for the domestic and global foreign market, on all distribution platforms from theatrical to online.