ABOUT US

We are a digital studio that specializes in visual effects, animation and 2D to stereoscopic 3D conversion, employing cutting-edge technology and a staff of highly experienced artists and technicians.
WHO WE ARE
AIC Studios is a vertically integrated group of Canadian companies specializing in the financing, production, post-production and distribution of feature films, television programs and animated series.
Blending innovative technology with inspired artists and producers, AIC Studios is the newest and most energized digital studio in Toronto. Since 2013 AIC Studios has worked on a number of internationally successful films.

 

WE VISUALIZE THE FUTURE OF CINEMA.
Animation

We combine the latest digital technologies with traditional animation expertise to deliver the highest quality standards in both 2D and 3D CGI feature films. Our uncompromising quality and creative vision have quickly made AIC Studios an audience favorite all over the world.

VFX

AIC Studios’ top notch visual effects team produces the latest and most innovative visual effects and CGI in both live action and animation. From pre-production, design, pre-visualization and on-set services to sophisticated composites and detailed digital matte paintings, we help to bring our clients’ vision to life.

ABOUT AMBI GROUP

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 Jamie Foxx, 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.


Team

Andrea Iervolino – President & CEO

Meghan Armstrong – COO
Matt Lyon – Creative Director
Peter Nalli – VFX Supervisor
Courtney Wolfson – Production Manager
Char San Pedro – EA to the President/Producer
Anh Chu – Production Coordinator
Peter Nykiel – Financial Controller

FILMS

PRESS

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Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson Join ‘This Beautiful Fantastic’

“Downton Abbey” actress Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson (who was Oscar nominated for “In the Bedroom” and “Michael Clayton”) and Andrew Scott (“Sherlock,” “Pride,” “Spectre”) have joined the cast of Simon Aboud’s “This Beautiful Fantastic,” which starts to shoot this week in London.

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U.K. Drama 'This Beautiful Fantastic' Moves Forward With New Financing

Announced on Monday, Andrea Iervolino and rum heiress Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Pictures has teamed with Christine Alderson’s Ipso Facto production banner to finance and produce the drama, which will be directed by Simon Aboud from his own script.

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Kerry Bishe, Peter Stormare Join Noomi Rapace's 'Rupture'

Fargo star Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishe, Lesley Manville and Ari Millen (Orphan Black) have joined Noomi Rapace and Michael Chiklis in the sci-fi thriller Rupture from American Sniper producer Andrew Lazar.

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‘American Sniper’ Producer Andrew Lazar Boards Sci-Fi Project

Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishe, Lesley Manville and Ari Millen have joined the cast of sci-fi adventure thriller “Rupture,” starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Chiklis.

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MyMiami: Andrea Iervolino is living proof that the American Dream still exists.

The Italian-Canadian film producer started to work in the film industry at the age of 16 in Italy. Now, at 28 years old, he has already made over 40 films…

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Franco & Gomez on-set with Monika Bacardi & Andrea Iervolino

On set with Producers Monika Bacardi and Andrea Lervolino of AIC Studios while filming “In Dubious Battle” in Bostwick, GA.

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AMBI Distribution lines up 'Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad'

The distribution and sales arm of Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group will commence sales in Cannes on the CGI family animation boasting the talents of Alec Baldwin and John Cleese.

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Cannes: Baldwin, Cleese, Franco Join Voice Cast on 'Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad'

AMBI Pictures has set a star-studded voice cast for its 3D family feature Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, to be animated in Toronto by Dimos Vrysellas (Shark Tale, The Prince of Egypt).

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Cannes: Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney to Star in ‘Lavender’

Abbie Cornish and Dermot Mulroney will star in the psychological thriller “Lavender” from director Ed Gass-Donnelly, with shooting starting later this month in Toronto.

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‘American Sniper’ Producer Andrew Lazar Boards Sci-Fi Project

In a pre-Cannes announcement, “American Sniper” producer Andrew Lazar has come on board science-fiction thriller “Rupture” with Steven Shainberg directing.

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All-Star Voice Cast Set for ‘Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad’ Feature

John Cleese, Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy board AMBI Pictures’ 3D CGI animated family film ‘Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad,’ directed by veteran animator Dimos Vrysellas.

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AMBI’s ‘Arctic Justice’ Signs A-List Voices

Canadian indie AMBI Pictures has starting singing on a slew of top talent to lend their voices to its 3D CG-animated family adventure feature Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad. Confirmed cast includes Alec Baldwin, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy.

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