International charitable foundation MMBF Trust will ‘seek out to support future A-listers’ a top UK film producer has claimed. The trust which launched on the 27th of October 2014 has already made its mark on the film industry by partnering up with Colchester Film Festival to offer the Matthew Martino Rising Star Award which came with a £250 prize money for the winner.
The producer told us ‘What MMBF Trust is doing is very good for the international film circuit and this means that young filmmakers and actors have got a very good chance of getting ahead, however in order for the charity to really make their mark they will need to make sure they support the A-listers of tomorrow, it’s about getting that aspiring DiCaprio, Hathaway or Clooney’
The MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) is a UK based charity that supports aspiring pilots worldwide through grants towards PPL,CPL and other pilot training courses and also supports filmmakers worldwide through training grants and bursaries, funding for first time filmmakers under 18 and provides sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and film award ceremonies.
Although the fund accepts individual applicants from filmmakers and actors worldwide their commercial division is in the process of building up relationships with top UK festivals and film schools in order to introduce bespoke programs and awards that will seek outstanding stars and talent to sponsor and recognise so they can have a more achievable future.
The charity’s founder and benefactor Matthew C. Martino has already been applauded for putting up a vast majority of his personal fortune to get the charity on the ground and MMBF’s PR Co-Ordinator Sharon Harris confirmed the trust would remain private ‘At present Matthew has no intention and he won’t have any to publicise the charity or to allow public funding for the MMBF’