Andrea Iervolino started making films as an adolescent. Unabashed and fearless, he emphasizes that his first foray as an entrepreneur was as a tech founder. At that age, the remainder of us mere mortals have been contemplating paper routes or babysitting. He launched an internet site improvement firm at age 13. Prophetically, he named it, “We Are The Future.” Maybe it was a premonition of the trail his profession was going to take.
As a teen, he embraced filmmaking. Extra particularly, he made his debut in digital filmmaking. He started making films at age 15 when digital media was an oddity. Iervolino was pedantically shoed away by many film producers. They didn’t see his imaginative and prescient and defended the artform of conventional movie. Who knew? Iervolino was, as soon as once more, forward of his time – a theme that continues to echo in his life.
“Till I turned 18,” he mused, “I had solely made digital movies. At present, no person does movie anymore. At the moment, digital was actual innovation in film manufacturing. I solely produced Italian films till I turned 23. Then I made a decision to start doing worldwide films. My mom was born in Canada so I opened an workplace there.”
Forward of his time
Crafting stay motion and animated films is his hallmark. Italy celebrates him. His fame has grown rapidly and connects him with acclaimed actors like Al Pacino, James Franco, Johnny Depp, Antonio Banderas, and plenty of others. His imaginative and prescient of serving to others rise is a part of his ethos. And it has been since an early age. “Cinema College,” he mentioned, was one thing that “we invented in Italy. College students watched films within the morning. Then, the scholars went on stage to share why they have been motivated to be there.” As a subsequent step, college students have been invited to change into extras or writers.
At present, his social media platform, TaTaTu, rewards members with factors for his or her social posts. Platform members obtain rewards for being entertained. That’s proper. Up-and-coming actors, filmmakers, and different creatives stream their content material on the platform. Members obtain factors every time they like, remark, or share a submit about what they considered. Members obtain reward factors proportional to the variety of followers they’ve. Factors can be utilized to buy cool stuff – like scooters – with out ever getting into a bank card. In Iervolino’s world, everybody wins.
Iervolino continues to disrupt social media and leisure. He’s not solely giving unknown actors and filmmakers a stage, he’s additionally vehemently defending knowledge privateness. He mentioned, “In 2018, I noticed that the majority younger individuals (87%) are conscious that they’re being exploited in change for ‘free’ entry to social media platforms. They perceive that they’re the actual product when one thing is free.” That realization impressed him to mix the issues that he was keen about. These passions embody: serving to younger artists be taught and acquire traction; defending knowledge privateness; and bringing the long run to the current.
Be optimistic in life, consider in what you do, and work arduous to make issues occur. Comply with the sunshine!
~ Andrea Iervolino
“TaTaTu is actual world promoting on demand. Get factors to observe a film interrupted by promoting.” When Grit Daily probed on knowledge privateness, Iervolino was emphatic, “Our firm relies in Italy which has very sturdy legal guidelines round knowledge safety, together with GDPR. We’re extremely restricted. If there’s one secure place on the web to your knowledge, it’s our app. We’re making a motion, altering the world of the web in order that we are able to stay in a world that’s extra honest than the one we live in now.”