Thursday, December 20, 2018

Who Are Those Guys? Federico Chentrens

Federico Chentrens was born in Italy in 1938. He was an assistant director and occasional actor in genre films between 1959 and 1968. Subsequently, he directed three films, including two under the pseudonym Richard Owens. Subsequently, Chentrens moved to Australia with his family in 1973. There he was to direct for television a TV drama called “The Bushranger” but it fell through so he directed one episode of  TV series produced by his Fedra Productions and the Italian Fauna Productions called “Boney” starring James Laurenson and Kate Fitzpatrick. In 1976 “The Bushranger” TV film was resurrected which Chentrens directed.

CHENTRENS, Federico (aka James Kent, Richard Owens, Fred Schenntrenss) [1938, Italy –     ] – producer, director, assistant director, writer, film actor, married to Olga Franco [1936-2007] (195?-19??) father of producer, songwriter, musician Joshi Chentrens [1959-    ], Marcello Chentrens [1962-    ], Aldo Chentrens [1965-    ], Federica Chentrens [1975-    ], Massimo Chentrens [1976-    ], founded Fedra Productions.
Kill Johnny Ringo – 1965 (Carl) [as Fred Schenntrenss]
Black Jack - 1968 (Gordon)
Colt in the Hand of the Devil – 1973 (Lieutenant James) [as James Kent]


  1. Federico Chentrens's mother was hungarian, Margit Dancsik and his father was an italian actor, Aldo Chentrens.
    He died in New Zealand in the 90's.

  2. Thanks very much for the additional information. Much appreciated.

  3. Im his son, Massimo. He died in Adelaide, Australia in 1988.

    1. Thank you for that information. Unfortunately the system will not allow me to go back that far and change the body of the post.