The Italian Contemporary Film Festival Board of Directors is proud to announce the nomination of Mr. Andrea Iervolino as the ICFF Ambassador of the Italian Cinema in the World
ICFF FILM AMBASSADOR
The Italian Contemporary Film Festival appoints prestigious and exceptional individuals who are widely recognized for their role in the world of Italian cinema, the title of “ICFF Film Ambassador”.
These individuals demonstrate a strong desire to support Italian contemporary movie productions in Canada and worldwide as well as facilitate the building of bridges between Canada and Italy.
ANDREA IERVOLINO – BIO
Andrea Iervolino, who has been a producer since the age of 16, has produced, financed and distributed over 40 films. A partner and founder of a number different production companies, he is currently, the youngest and most highly regarded Italian entrepreneurs in the world of film-making.
With his Italian-Canadian origins (his mother is Canadian, his father Italian), after also having worked on different productions and co-productions with some of the country’s major film-makers and having shot no fewer than 8 films in 2011, in October of that same year he founded his own distribution company, Iervolino Entertainment S.p.A, which is now a part of the AMBI PICTURES Group, whose partners are Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi.
Andrea Iervolino has never left out his innate passion for films on powerful social issues and in this regard he is also president of the FCAI, an association that is committed to taking exposé and social commentary films into schools, something made possible thanks to the Cineschoolday initiative, for which Italian Life Senator Giulio Andreotti was a spokesperson in 2011-2012.
His production and distribution companies are currently on a strong upward roll, producing and putting together many of those films that will be screened in forthcoming movie and television seasons.
In just a short space of time Andrea Iervolino, the film producer, has succeeded in becoming one of the youngest and most highly regarded entrepreneurs in the world of entertainment. Iervolino’s latest ventures include “Italian Style Thriller”, which comprises three feature-length films in 3D and a series consisting of eight episodes that will have as their common denominator a genre that in the seventies led to Italy becoming a worldwide point of reference, namely Horror.
It is through this project that some young Italian directors have had the opportunity to once again bring this genre of movie, which had all but disappeared, back to life in Italy, creating them using present-day directing techniques with a view to venturing once again on the international scene.
Andrea Iervolino, along with Monika Bacardi, is also a partner in AMBI PICTURES, an investment company who task is to provide financial backing for medium to high-budget international films featuring Hollywood names. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi also founded AMBI Distribution, based in Beverly Hills, California, a worldwide sales agency that vertically integrates finance, production and distribution for AMBI Pictures.
AMBI Pictures produced eight feature films in 2014 including the action-thriller “2047 Sights of Death” starring Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen; the Barry Levinson directed drama, “The Humbling”, starring Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin and Dianne Wiest; and the crime-thriller “Hope Lost” starring Danny Trejo, Mischa Barton and Michael Madsen.
Recently AMBI produced “Andron – The Black Labyrinth”, by Francesco Cinquemani starring Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, Gale Morgan Harold III and the singer Skin. Andrea Iervolino and the director Marco Risi, in collaboration with Monika Bacardi produced “Tre Tocchi”, by Marco Risi. In collaboration with Paradox Studios, AMBI Pictures is also in production with the romantic comedy “All Roads Lead To Rome” starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
AMBI Pictures is financing and producing with Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions and That’s Hollywood Pictures a film directed by James Franco and based on Steinbeck’s gritty, realist style novel: “In Dubious Battle”. Starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi are also the co producers of the film “Septembers of Shiraz”, with the stars Salma Hayek and Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody. The company has also recently ventured into the world of animation, with two animated features: “Arctic Justice – Thunder Squad” and “East End”. Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, together with ‘American Sniper’ Producer, Andrew lazar, tackling Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Rupture’, starring Noomi Rapace and directed by Steven Shainberg