AMBI PICTURES AND PARADOX STUDIOS WRAP PRODUCTION ON ROMANTIC COMEDY “ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME” STARRING SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Rome, Italy – December 2, 2014 – Paradox Studios and AMBI Pictures have wrapped production in Rome on the much anticipated romantic comedy “All Roads Lead to Rome,” starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
Production concludes just weeks after the AFM where AMBI Distribution, led by Julie Sultan, inked a number of foreign distribution deals including Germany (ZDF), Australia/New Zealand (Studiocanal), Latin America (California Filmes), Eastern Europe (SPI), Spain (Corbi Media), CIS and Scandinavia (Revolutionary Releasing), Benelux (Dutch Film Works), Middle East (Shooting Stars),South Africa (Times Media Films), and South Korea (Nouveau Films), to name just a few.
AMBI Pictures principals Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi and Paradox Studio’s Mikael Wiren financed the picture. Iervolino and Lady Bacardi produced with Silvio Muraglia of Paradox Studios. Wiren is executive producer with Frank Konigsberg and David Wyler.
“All Roads Lead to Rome” is directed by Ella Lemhagen (“The Crown Jewels”) from a screenplay by Cindy Myers, Josh Appignanesi and Ella Lemhagen. The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Paz Vega, Claudia Cardinale, Rosie Day and Raoul Bova.
“All Roads Lead to Rome” centers on uptight Maggie (Parker) and her former Italian lover, Luca (Raoul Bova), who go on an exciting road trip across scenic Italy pursuing Maggie’s rebellious teenage daughter (Rosie Day) who tries desperately to return to New York while Luca’s mother (Claudia Cardinale) is on a secret mission of love.
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.
A highly accomplished filmmaker and businessman, Andrea Iervolino has produced, funded and distributed over 40 feature films including “The Merchant of Venice” and “The Anatomist,” top name a few. He is considered one of the youngest and most accomplished entrepreneurs in the Italian film industry.
Lady Monika Bacardi is the widow of Luis Adalberto Facundo Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lord of Bayfield Hall, known as Lord Luis Bacardi (descendent of the Bacardi founder, still a family-run company). 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.
AMBI Group is active in the distribution of various movie projects in Italy and throughout the world through its satellite company AI Entertainment, a company Iervolino founded in 2011. Iervolino still runs this operation as well as several movie production and distribution companies in Italy, Spain and Canada.
Paradox Studios, Inc. is a boutique production company that specializes in independent film financing and International co-productions. Their most recent project Reclaim, starring John Cusack, Jacki Weaver, and Ryan Phillippe was released on September 19, 2014 by Lionsgate. Paradox financed Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, staring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, which was acquired by IFC Films at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. Also produced and financed by Paradox is the Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper thriller Reasonable Doubt, released by Lionsgate on January 26, 2014. Paradox has produced and financed over 10 films since 2008, including The Frozen Ground, Fire with Fire, and Setup.
In addition to producing independent films, Paradox Entertainment owns the Robert E. Howard library (Conan the Barbarian, Kull of Atlantis, Dark Agnes) and produced the 2010 film Conan the Barbarian: 3D with Lionsgate and Millennium. Paradox also boasts a strong licensing program surrounding the Robert E. Howard IP, including comic books, video games, toys, and collectable figurines.