Brenton Foale developed a love for acting at the age of ten, having attended filmmaking workshop camps run by the South Australian Association of Screen Education (SAASE). At the age of seventeen he appeared alongside Michael York in the ABC/BBC produced tele-movie “The Four Minute Mile” as a journalist. From there he appeared in Neighbours, All The Way, TVC’s, and other television and film appearances.
In 1992 Brenton began performing magic as “The Black Fantasm” and “Bento the Magic Clown”, characters who he continues to perform as today. He won awards for his magic through the Magic Circle of Victoria, and is now Vice President of the Magic Circle, a huge honour for magicians.
The last few years Brenton has appeared in several Australian movies, particularly “Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla” directed by Stuart Simpson, “Murderdrome” and “From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl”, both directed by Daniel Armstrong, and music videos. Brenton can soon be seen in the upcoming cinematic release of “The Legend of Ben Hall”, written and directed by Matthew Holmes.
In 2013, Brenton wrote his first screenplay, a thriller called “DEAL”, which has gone through many transformational drafts, the 23rd of which is the filming draft. Two years of preparation, and refining, has gone into the script and we are now ready to begin filming. Brenton’s housemate, Ruth Richards, who also appears in “Deal” as Fiona Reynolds, co-wrote the final draft with Brenton.
Casting for “DEAL” has been unconventional, in that nobody was asked to audition. Brenton hand selected his cast, asking them to provide him with show reels and headshot photographs, and from there Brenton was able to determine who should play which characters.
Brenton is very excited about this production, and has a cast with great screen presence and experience in the industry. He has worked tirelessly on developing and promoting this film, on every social media platform available.
After “DEAL” Brenton will be working on another thriller screenplay, plus a biopic of Jesse Younan, a talented musician and song writer who lost his life to cancer in 2006 at the age of 35.
Name: Brenton Foale
Lives in: Melbourne, Australia
Occupation: Actor, Director and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Stage Magician