03 ABOUT US
ANGUS BENFIELD • FOUNDER
ANGUS BENFIELD is an Australian-born, multi-award winning writer, producer, actor and director and has worked in the film industry for over 30 years. Angus is the founder and CEO of BRIDGE & ACORN ENTERTAINMENT.
"Movies have always been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. For me, it started with an interest in special FX makeup, then at 14, working as a production runner on commercials and later, acting school. Straight out of acting school I landed a lead role in Australian feature film Lex & Rory. In the years that followed, I became frustrated waiting for acting jobs to come my way, so started to create my own work, learning everything that I possibly could about every aspect of film making. I have now worked in the film industry for over 30 years and it has always been a vision for my wife Ruth and I, to create a production company and studio that creates content from script to screen, alongside strong, inspiring stories with an impacting message. There are so many films being made at the moment that leave you feeling so destitute at the end, and it is important to us, with the world the way that it is at the moment, to create content that reaches out and touches people's lives in a positive, hope-filled way and make films that are fun, meaningful, family friendly, have well written stories with heart, that leave you inspired, uplifted and impacted. BRIDGE & ACORN ENTERTAINMENT is the beginning of that vision and represents quality films that matter, inspire, entertain and give hope."
RUTH BENFIELD • CO-FOUNDER
RUTH BENFIELD is a New Zealand-born accomplished singer/songwriter and artist and is the co-founder of BRIDGE & ACORN ENTERTAINMENT.
"I have worked in the music industry for over 26 years and alongside Angus in the film industry for over 20 years as a script editor, composer, music supervisor, production designer, artist, marketing manager and producer. My background and passion are in music and art and together we have a vision to keep making great movies through BRIDGE & ACORN ENTERTAINMENT. One thing we have realized is that you can't wait around for things to happen, for the blockbuster budget you dream of or for perfect conditions, if you want something to happen, you have to use what you have been given and go out there and make it happen, or you will find yourself sitting around and waiting forever. Go out into the world and make movies with heart and passion and hope woven within a great story, because even if it impacts only a handful of people's lives, you have done what you were called to do. BRIDGE & ACORN ENTERTAINMENT is a multi-faceted, self-sustained production company, creating high quality films, that reach out, impact, inspire, entertain and speak hope and joy into people's lives."
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