Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Production Wraps On Coming Of Age Teen Comedy THIS IS THE YEAR

Production has officially wrapped in Alabama on the coming-of-age teen comedy "This is the Year" starring breakout actor Lorenzo Henrie ("Fear the Walking Dead") and Gregg Sulkin (Marvel's "Runaways," "Faking It"). David Henrie ("Wizards of Waverly Place," "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2") is directing the film and wrote the screenplay with Bug Hall, Pepe Portillo and Sienna Aquilinni.


In a last-ditch effort to win over the girl of his dreams, Zoey, played by Alyssa Jirrels ("Mech-X4"), a nerdy high school senior and his best friends embark on a road trip to attend the greatest music festival of the year, only to discover true love in the most unexpected place.

Rounding out the cast alongside Lorenzo Henrie and Sulkin are Vanessa Marano ("Switched at Birth"), Bug Hall ("The Little Rascals"), Jake Short ("A.N.T. Farm") and David Henrie.

Andrea Iervolino is producing the film through both his film label AMBI Media Group, with partner Monika Bacardi, as well as through TaTaTu, the new blockchain-based social entertainment platform founded by Iervolino. James Henrie and Leo Severino are producing for Novo Media Group. Executive producers are Jason Weinberg, Luca Riemma and Luca Matrundola. AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of AMBI Media Group, will handle global sales on the film.

Said Andrea Iervolino, "I've wanted to collaborate with David for some time now, and it's been a great experience building a story we love, with this incredible ensemble cast. We can't wait for audiences to experience this film."

About AMBI

AMBI Group is a consortium of vertically integrated film development, production, finance and distribution companies wholly owned and operated by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lady of Bayfield Hall, better known as "Monika Bacardi."

AMBI has emerged as one of the industry's most prolific financing, production and sales companies with the capacity to develop, package, finance, produce and distribute a broad array of films for the worldwide marketplace. Among the films on AMBI's burgeoning film slate are the father/son stock car racing film "Trading Paint," starring Two-time Oscar® nominee John Travolta, Shania Twain, Toby Sebastian and Michael Madsen; the romantic drama "Here and Now" starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Renée Zellweger, Common and Simon Baker; the thriller "Moose" starring John Travolta with Limp Bizkit front man, Fred Durst directing; Lamborghini biopic "Lamborghini - The Legend" starring Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin; the revenge thriller "Bent" from Academy Award® winner Bobby Moresco, starring Karl Urban, Sofia Vergara and Andy Garcia; the heist movie "Finding Steve McQueen," starring Travis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor, William Fichtner and Forest Whitaker, directed by Mark Steven Johnson; the Andrea Bocelli biopic "The Music of Silence", directed by Oscar® nominated Michael Radford and starring Antonio Banderas, Toby Sebastian and Jordi Molla; the psychological thriller "Black Butterfly" starring Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers; the faith based children's film "Beyond the Sun," featuring His Holiness Pope Francis; and the 3D, CGI animated family film "Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad" starring Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, John Cleese, James Franco and Anjelica Huston.

The AMBI movie and television library includes an incredibly diverse portfolio of critical hits, commercial blockbusters and cult favorites such as "Begin Again," "Cruel Intentions," "Donnie Darko," "End of Watch," "Ides of March," "Hit & Run," "Memento," "The Mexican," "Parkland," "Rush," "Sliding Doors," "Snitch," "Undefeated" and "The Way Back," to name a few.

Andrea Iervolino has produced, funded and distributed over 60 feature films including "The Merchant of Venice" and "The Humbling." He is considered one of the youngest and most accomplished entrepreneurs in the film industry and was the recipient of the coveted Mimmo Rotella Award for his contributions to the Italian cinema industry - presented to him at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, alongside fellow recipients Al Pacino and BARRY Levinson. Iervolino was most recently the recipient of a special award from Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on behalf of the Lazio Federation of Ontario distinguishing himself in both the Italian-Canadian community and Canadian society at large. He also the Ambassador of Italian Cinema in the World for the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF).

The prestigious University of Pisa commissioned and just published a biographical book based on Iervolino's life titled "Da Cassino Ad Holliwood".

Renowned for her passion of modern art and love of photography and movies, Monika Bacardi is a highly successful businesswoman who is now committed to producing films, through AMBI, on top of her numerous philanthropic activities.

For more information on AMBI please visit http://ambidistribution.com/

About TaTaTu

Thanks to the blockchain, users finally are rewarded for their social entertainment activity in an open and decentralized way - earning tokens to watch movies and other content for free, and receive additional tokens from the movies and the content consumed by their friends.

Users can engage with their friends and be rewarded for their social media relationships.

Token holders will also take active part in shaping the future of the platform with the possibility to vote which content the platform should provide, in a fully TRANSPARENT and decentralized way.

Rights holders can finally stop being concerned about piracy. They will monetize every piece of content based on the effective consumption and real views, with TRANSPARENT and real time financial reporting with their IP recorded on the blockchain.

Advertisers can target specific audiences placing their ads on a reliable platform with premium content.

Brands get access to very detailed information about their audience. All user profiles are verified and all the views and engagement metrics are real.


Featured at the Theatre Shop

T-Shirts, Mugs, Phone Cases & More

Related Articles View More TV Stories

More Hot Stories For You