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Inspirational Family Movie BEYOND THE SUN Released May 15

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Inspirational Family Movie BEYOND THE SUN, from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Media Group and Featuring a Special Appearance from His Holiness Pope Francis

BEYOND THE SUN, Directed by Graciela Rodriguez Gilio, will be Released Across Multiple Platforms, Including iTunes, Amazon, and TUGG on May 15th.

One Lucky Family of Four will win an Exclusive Private Tour of the Vatican and Front Row Tickets to an Audience with The Pope

BEYOND THE SUN, Directed by Graciela Rodriguez Gilio, will be Released Across Multiple Platforms, Including iTunes, Amazon, and TUGG on May 15th.

BEYOND THE SUN, Directed by Graciela Rodriguez Gilio, will be Released Across Multiple Platforms, Including iTunes, Amazon, and TUGG on May 15th.


By AMBI Media Group
Catholic Online (
5/15/2018 (4 years ago)

Published in Movies

LOS ANGELES - May 15, 2018 - Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Media Group will be celebrating the May 15 release of their heart-warming family film Beyond The Sun by rewarding a family of four the opportunity of a lifetime - a trip to the Vatican, and front row tickets to an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis. This will be made possible through a special sweepstakes contest that has been set up by AMBI. The film, which received The Pope's participation and blessing, will donate all profits to Los Hogares de Cristo and El Almendro. These charities, close to Pope Francis' heart, are located in his home-country of Argentina and provide aid to at-risk children and young adults.

Contestants can vie for the opportunity to win by visiting the website:  

The winner of the giveaway will receive the following:

  •  Airfare and five nights of hotel accommodations for four in Rome
  • Front row tickets to an audience with the Pope for four (4)
  • VIP tour of the Vatican museum, including the Sistine Chapel
  •  Private tour of the Vatican, Vatican Gardens and Swiss Guard Barracks

Said Andrea Iervolino, "It's an honor to be able to offer a family a trip to the Vatican, in the presence of His Holiness Pope Francis, who has been so supportive of this film. The Vatican is a special place that is dear to me, and it will be rewarding to see a family enjoy this experience as I have from my early years." 

Written and directed by Graciela Rodriguez Gilio, Beyond The Sun stars child actors Aiden Cumming-Teicher, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Emma Duke, Kyle Breitkopf, and SebastiÎŹn Alexander Chou, in a modern day tale of hope, faith and courage based on stories from the Bible. The film chronicles the adventures of four young friends in search of God. The uplifting story is intended to spiritually engage, and encourage audiences of all ages to transmit Jesus words, to understand them and integrate them to live a better life, make good choices and help others.

AMBI co-founders Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi produced the film with the religious advise of Monsignor Eduardo Garcia, Bishop of San Justo and General Assistent of FIAC. Co-producers are Graciela Rodriguez and Gabriel Leybu. The movie was financed by AMBI in association with Raven Capital Management and Paradox studios.

The Vatican is home to St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums, which together, houses some of the greatest works of art including The Pieta, Raphael's Transfiguration, Leonardo Da Vinci's St. Jerome In The Wilderness, and a painting of The Last Judgement by Michelangelo.  The Sistine Chapel is famous throughout the world as the location where The College of Cardinals from The Roman Catholic Church, meet when a new Pope has to be elected.

A special premiere in support of Beyond The Sun was held at the Vatican this past September.  Written and directed by Graciela Rodriguez Gilio, the film is the first time a Pope has ever participated and appeared in a movie.  Filmmakers were asked to create cinema that would appeal to children and families, and bring a message of hope, joy, and God's love to all audiences.  

Distributed by AMBI Distribution, Beyond The Sun will be available for purchase across multiple platforms including iTunes, Amazon, and TUGG on May 15th.

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 "Blue Night" starring Sarah Jessica Parker, RenĂ©e 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).

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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


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