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.”
From offices in Toronto, Beverly Hills and Europe, AMBI is 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.
With 10 films in production this year alone and over 15 produced since last year, AMBI has quickly emerged as one of the industry’s most prolific financing, production and sales companies with the capacity to develop, package, finance, produce and sell a broad array of films for worldwide distribution.
Among the films on AMBI’s burgeoning film slate is James Franco’s In Dubious Battle, featuring an ensemble cast that includes Franco, Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston, Josh Hutcherson, Zach Braff and Sam Shepherd; the contemporary fairy tale This Beautiful Fantastic starring Jessica Brown Findlay and Tom Wilkinson; a homage to Federico Fellini’s classic film La Dolce Vita; the 3D CGI family animated film Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, featuring the voices of Jeremy Renner, John Cleese, Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Angelica Huston and Heidi Klum; the sci-fi thriller Rupture starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Chiklis and Peter Stormare; the psychological thriller Lavender starring Abbie Cornish and Dermot Mulroney; the romantic comedy All Roads Lead to Rome, starring Sarah Jessica Parker; Barry Levinson’s acclaimed drama The Humbling, starring Al Pacino; and the sci-fi action thriller Andron: The Black Labyrinth, starring Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover, among several others.
AMBI recently made news with the acquisition of the Exclusive Media Group film library, which gives AMBI 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, The Skulls, Sliding Doors, Snitch, Undefeated and The Way Back, to name a few. In addition to the library titles, AMBI now has the rights to a number of titles within EMG’s active movie development slate, as well as all sequel and remake rights to the popular EMG films.
AMBI Distribution, based in Beverly Hills, California, is the worldwide sales arm of AMBI Pictures, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s vertically integrated finance, production and distribution company.
Julie Sultan, President of Distribution & COO, runs AMBI Distribution, which represents AMBI Pictures’ original productions as well as third party titles from A-list filmmakers and television producers from around the globe. Over the past twenty years Julie successfully spearheaded international sales of more than 200 films and the multiple Emmy-award winning series “The Tudors.” Sultan believes that recent changes in the independent film market create a tremendous opportunity to deliver high quality films to a global marketplace. Ambi founder and CEO Andrea Iervolino shares this vision, and asked Julie to join AMBI in 2014 to launch the company’s new sales operation.
AMBI plans to distribute 8-10 films every year including in-house and third-party productions. All titles will feature recognizable cast, prolific directors and commercial content. Most will have the potential for a major theatrical release in North America and other major territories. AMBI has a highly qualified and driven team, a solid plan and the strong support of the established talent agencies in Los Angeles as well as established producers, writers, show runners and directors.