Share this on:
About this iReport
  • Not vetted for CNN

  • Click to view wazykhan's profile
    Posted December 11, 2013 by

    Martino's :One’s Xmas Duties Never Endeth


    One's Christmas won't be merry by the sounds of this.


    News NY's Producer to Watch Matthew C Martino said in an interview on Monday he wouldn’t be celebrating Christmas this year as he is overwhelmed with duties. A mixture of his film productions and promotion of his books has brought on the overload. The 21 year old is also due to give his festive retreat at Coombe Abbey a miss.


    Above: Matthew C Martino -Oh Sir, one shan't overworkeththine self.


    Martino who has had a whirlwind of a year was due at the 500acre estate in Coventry on 21 December to begin his festive rest but his rep has confirmed he won't be getting any away time this Christmas. Martino has on past occasions referred to Coombe Abbey as his ‘Dream Retirement Retreat’ and according to sources ‘he loves being there’, This Christmas it’s a shame Santa hasn’t delivered for the film producer.


    In a statement his rep confirmed ‘It’s a very demotivating time for our client as he was looking to be away for the festive season, however we have gone through all option with him and have agreed that its for the best that he plays catch-up during the festive period’. Martino’s rep also confirmed that preparations had been made for the 21year old’s visit to the estate including transportation to and from Coventry Airport where he flies out of during his stays at Coombe Abbey.


    Its just as well that his visit was cancelled as the Author/Producer who is a very much eligible bachelor often visits Coombe Abbey alone, taking family and friends in some instances.


    Martino who is currently working on a series of hush hush projects was devastated by the news –His most recent work includes Ortega and His Enemies and his TV Documentary Lets Fly. Martino has also made good on his promise to ‘give back to the industry’ as he has invested in four films in the past few months. He is anticipated to pick up further projects in the New Year.


    The Lets Fly author could make his African producing debut as he is due to be at the helm of a film to be shot in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Details of the project have been kept tight lipped but critics are arguing if Martino would be fit for the job as the 21year old is due to take a long break next year for a 'retirement break' which will see him spend most of his days at Coombe Abbey and split his time in the skies flying out of Coventry Airport. Martino has also taken a step back in producing focusing more on film investments and distribution. Earlier this year he wasn’t linked with retirement from the industry but he rubbished rumours picking up projects some which are being developed for 2015.


    Martino’s Christmas might go from bad to worse as he won't be too pleased to learn that on Boxing Day his pilots manual Lets Fly will be on giveaways at shopping malls countrywide which means the Lets Fly brand will take a further hit as Martino's Lets Fly App was made free on the AppStore to aid sales of the struggling aviation app. According to official figures his pilots manual Lets Fly caused the brand a reported £24,521 pre-tax loss with Lets Fly App being the only profitable venture of the entire brand, however as this is now free on the AppStore , it looks like Lets Fly will be in the red for a while.


    Details of his future productions could be found on

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.


    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story