My Latest Project
“I cast Rich in our film Amerigeddon. He was amazing to have as a part of the film. First his great set attitude under difficult situations, and then the kicker, Rich is a BRILLIANT actor. So good we went on to shoot additional footage with him to weave throughout the film. He is Brilliant.” – Mike Norris, Director
A dire warning of what may be our future when a globalist terrorist organization aligned with the United Nations disables the US power grid and institutes Martial Law. It will take a dedicated family of patriots armed with strong survival skills and the remains of the Second Amendment to save America and reclaim its freedom.
Originally released in Texas on March 2nd, 2016, Texas Independence Day, the film is now available on DVD and online at several platforms. You may view it now at: http://www.yidio.com/movie/amerigeddon/60098
This action packed film breaks down how the government uses crises to take the power away from citizens, and how Americans fight back to restore their Republic.It also explores the questions: What happens when American soldiers are ordered to fire upon American citizens? Do they follow the Commander in Chief or the Constitution?
MOVIES & COMMERCIALS
Demo Reels have evolved over the years from VHS cassette tapes that you mailed out in padded envelopes to agents you wanted to represent you, casting directors, and news outlets if you were lucky enough to get an interview. As technology has changed, so has the use of demo reels. Even the look and feel of them has evolved, and general availability as well! It’s a whole new world of opportunity, and to capitalize on it an actor today must have various short demo reels to showcase their talent and range.
I’ve posted quite a few of mine here for your review. I also have a YouTube channel that you may search as well. Just look up “Rich Bentz channel” on YouTube! Some are funny and some serious, but they all represent steps in my growth and development as an actor, and for each of the lessons I’ve learned from each and every project, I am very grateful!
Those from the short film “Smoke” are some of my personal favorites. It was a fascinating film to work on, and it permitted me lots of creative room during the filming. My most meaningful are from “The Cherokee Word For Water”, “America: Imagine the world Without Her”, and “Self-Delusion and Other Obstacles”.
In "The Cherokee Word For Water" I play Charlie Soap’s boss. This was a meaningful film for me because I grew up in Oklahoma during the 70’s, and remember clearly all the news stories about Wilma Mankiller and her many accomplishments, including when she was elected the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. I took the chance to audition when I learned of the auditions from a friend, thinking it couldn’t hurt, and I really wanted to be a part of this project. I earned the callback but for a different role, and earned a different role from any of my auditions! Loved the entire cast, crew, and process, and Charlie Soap even agreed to do a Blessing Ceremony for us at our wedding, even hosting our service at Mankiller Flats! Regina Ann and I have been very blessed to have Charlie Soap and Kristina Kiehl in our lives.