AMBI Group, Al Pacino and Barry Levinson Awarded at Venice Film Fest
AMBI Group co-founders Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi and Academy Award® winners Al Pacino and Barry Levinson were awarded the prestigious 'Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award' at the 71st Venice Film Festival in recognition of their work on "The Humbling," which has its World Premiere at this year's Festival.
The 'Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award' exists in honor of the late Italian pop artist and poet Domenico "Mimmo" Rotella. Iervolino, who accepted the award alongside his producing partner Lady Monika Bacardi, was recognized for his contributions to the Italian cinema industry, having (at only 26 years of age) produced, funded and distributed over 40 feature films to date. Pacino and Levinson's work on the film was celebrated for its cinematographic values.
The Barry Levinson directed drama "The Humbling" stars Al Pacino, Mandy Patinkin, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Dianne Wiest, Greta Gerwig and Louise Trenner. Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi are co-producers - producing alongside Al Pacino and Jason Sosnoff.
"The Humbling" is a story set on a farm in upstate New York that centers on the sexual (and otherwise) relationship between an aged, suicidal actor and a younger woman.
Launched in late 2013 by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lady of Bayfield Hall, better known as "Monika Bacardi," AMBI Group is a consortium of vertically integrated film development, production, finance and distribution companies wholly owned and operated by Iervolino and Lady Bacardi.
Together, they are dedicated to making and delivering high-end, commercial movies for global audiences. With a mandate to serve as a top-tier supplier of mainstream projects for both the studios and major independent distributors worldwide, AMBI pursues top Hollywood talent and international stars and produces six to eight feature films a year.
From offices in Beverly Hills, Europe and Canada, AMBI is devoted to fostering an artist-friendly environment for top filmmakers and talent and willing to explore original stories and edgy material featuring inter-culture concepts.
AMBI's burgeoning production arm (AMBI Pictures) is already on pace to produce eight feature films in 2014 including the action-thriller "2047 - Sights of Death"; the Barry Levinson directed drama "The Humbling," starring Al Pacino, Mandy Patinkin, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin and Dianne Wiest; the crime-thriller "Hope Lost," starring Danny Trejo, Mischa Barton and Michael Madsen; the animated feature film "East End" and the Italian dramedy "Tre Tocchi." Most recently, AMBI optioned actress Martina Stella's debut screenplay "O.O.B.I." - a psychological thriller that the company will next produce.