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Angus Benfield


Angus Benfield
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ANGUS BENFIELD is an Australian-born, multi-award-winning director, producer, actor and writer and has worked in the film industry for over 35 years. Angus is the Founder and CEO of film production and distribution company LAMA ENTERTAINMENT and production company BRIDGE & ACORN ENTERTAINMENT.

Movies have been a lifelong passion for Angus, starting with an interest in special FX at 8, then working as a production runner on commercials at 14, he later went on to train as an actor at The Actor's Centre at 20 and landed the lead role in Australian feature film ‘Lex & Rory’ straight out of acting school.

Over the last 30 + years Angus has worked in all major departments of the film industry, and continues to do so, as an actor, screenwriter, producer, director and distributor (theatrical & non-theatrical), as well as in financing. Angus has successfully managed multiple film production companies in the US, Australia and New Zealand along with working as a head of department at the New York Film Academy.

Angus began LAMA ENTERTAINMENT in 2019 and BRIDGE & ACORN ENTERTAINMENT in 2017 in Los Angeles, specializing in independent distribution and production, creating content from script to screen, producing strong, inspiring stories with impacting messages and representing quality films that inspire and entertain.

Angus is the director of Yellow Bird (2022), Heaven (2020), Trust (2018) and Wait Up Harriet (2006) and is attached to direct several upcoming features in 2022-2023. Angus has also written and produced films Motorvation (2022), Trust (2018), High Rollers (2019) and The Holy Roller (2010), as well as producing Meet Me in Miami (2005), with other projects currently in development.

Angus is also an accomplished and incredibly versatile actor having acted in an extensive amount of roles in film, television and theater over the last 30 years, and is an award winning actor who brings depth, dramatic poise, and a rare genius for comedic acting to his roles.

Angus is based in Southern California where he lives with his family.

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