He was named filmmaker of the year for his roles as producer of In Dubious Battle at Capri Hollywood Film Festival 2016.
In 2015 he becomes “Ambassador of Italian Cinema in the world” and “Best Italian Businessman of the world”. He received many other awards during his successful career.
He was named one of Variety’s 2015 Dealmakers.
In 2016 he awarded at ICFF – Italian Contemporary Film Festival as Best Producer and businessman.
Andrea Iervolino, who has been a producer since the age of 15, produced, financed and distributed over 80 films.
Co founder with Monika Bacardi of a number different production companies, he is currently, the youngest and most highly regarded Italian entrepreneurs in the world of film-making.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group is currently on a strong upward roll, producing and putting together many of those films that will be screened in forthcoming movie and television seasons.
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With his Italian-Canadian origins, he was born in Cassino, in the province of Lazio, to his Canadian-born mother Sonia and his father Giovanni, from an early age he experienced severe family hardship due to the financial difficulties his family faced.
So Andrea, as a child, was forced to roll up his sleeves and work in order to be independent and not be an extra burden on his family’s already laden shoulders.
At the age of 15 he left home to work in a company in northern Italy and in just six months he learnt how to manage the production of theatrical shows.
In September of the same year he came back to his home town and decided to produce his first film.
So he started looking for small investors willing to sponsor his project, with an old kind of crowd funding, by asking people for small investments of around 50 Euros. The people decided to believe in him and give him an opportunity, especially thanks to the young boy’s talents of persuasion and initiative.
At the age of 15 he produced his first film, and after failing to distribute it in cinemas he invented a new distribution model, to which a name was also given: Cine School Day. The distribution strategy involved adding a film into the school curriculum, giving the opportunity to students, during school time, on payment of a reduced-price ticket, to go to the cinema in the morning and watch a film that would open the door for social debates.
He therefore created a real library of films with strong social themes and proposed them to schools, complete with information brochures and ideas for debate. Sometimes, at screenings, actors and producers of the film also took part, driven by Andrea’s enthusiasm.
The initiative gained so much importance that even the senator for life Giulio Andreotti attended as spokesperson.
Today a great Italian Universty teacher and an Italian journalist decided to write 2 books about the life of the young entrepreneur. One of these biographies will be presented in Italy in May 2017.
Moreover, another great Italian journalist, GIANNI MINA’ is going to shoot a documentary about Iervolino’s wonderful life.
AMBI GROUP, is a vertically integrated American motion picture conglomerate, specializing in
production, finance, sales and distribution for films.
It’s division, AMBI Media Group, provides financial backing for medium to high-budget international films.
The company’s distribution arm is called AMBI DISTRIBUTION, which is based in Beverly Hills.
AMBI EXCLUSIVE holds our library of over 400 titles.
AIC STUDIOS is the animation andVFX studio of the group based in Toronto,Canada.
AMI (AMBI MEDIA ITALIA), handles the distribution in Italy.
As of 2015, the company has offices in seven countries.
On September 2015 Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi opened the 40^ Toronto International Film Festival with a big charity event AMBI GALA – Cinema to help the world in support of Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation which champions environmental causes and aims to combat climate change. The Gala emceed by Canadian comedian Martin Short and closing with a rare, knockout 60-Minute performance by pop legend Diana Ross. Honorary co-chiefs was James Franco and Heidi Klum. His Royal Highness HSH Prince Albert II spoke about his organization in front of many special guests such as Mischa Barton, Danny Trejo, Paul Haggis, Michael Madsen and Paul Sorvino.
Iervolino and Bacardi hosted AMBI Gala in Toronto, Rome and Ischia with special guests star as Mike Tyson, Pamela Anderson, Danny Glover, James Franco, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lily Collins, Mira Sorvino, Alec Baldwin and many others.
MAGNA GRAECIA FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Producer of the year
LAZIALE DELL’ANNO – ONTARIO 2016
By Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
CAPRI HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Best Filmmaker for In Dubious Battle
MIMMO ROTELLA AWARD 2016
AMBI Group as Best Film Production
IC-SAVING AWARD 2016
Andrea Iervolino as Best Producer and Businessman
ACTION ACADEMY AWARD 2016
Andrea Iervolino as Best Producer and Businessman
VARIETY’s 2015 Dealmaker
Andrea Iervolino being named one of Variety’s 2015 Dealmakers
ICFF Awards 2015
Andrea Iervolino is the new Ambassadaor of Italian Cinema in the world (a TIFF event)
MADE IN ITALY AWARDS 2015
Best Italian businessman
VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2015:
MIMMO ROTELLA AWARD (a Biennale event)
Andrea Iervolino as Best Producer.
71^ Annual Venice Film Festival:
POMPEI CINEMA FESTIVAL 2014
Andrea Iervolino as Best Producer