Matthew C Martino
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|Matthew C Martino|
27 October 1992
|Residence||Brentwood, Essex (private)|
|Education||Shenfield High School (attended)|
|Occupation||entrepreuer, film producer, author, philanthropist|
Acting career (2011-2013)
|Known for||MMBF Trust|
Mathetes Chihwai(born 27 October 1992), better known by his pseudonym Matthew C Martino is a Zimbabwean English film producer, author and philanthropist currently residing in United Kingdom. Martino is perhaps known for his pilots manual Lets Fly and the subsequent Lets Fly Academy. Martino is the founder and benefactor of charitable trust Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund which provides support and sponsorship for aspiring pilots, actors and film-makers.
Matthew C Martino was born on 27 October 1992 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Relocating to the UK in 2005, He attended high school at Shenfield High School. His father Denias Chihwai is a marriage counselor and his mother Beauty a teacher.
In 2012 he announced his pilots manual Lets Fly would be free for all, a move which was dubbed by critics as a way to boost publicity and sales for the struggling book.
His very first flight was aboard a Cessna 152 at Stapleford Flight Centre which is based at Stapleford Aerodrome. In late 2013 Martino was criticised for double standards after it was revealed that pilots for private charter firm F5 Air let Martino fly jets he didn't hold licensing and type ratings for. Reports of irony flooded after Martino hit out at United States Air Force for the helicopter crash on the eastern coast of England on 7 January 2014 in which four serviceman lost their lives.
In an interview on Sunday 13 April 2014 Martino revealed his plans to become a DJ again, He used to DJ during his teen years under the name DJ Eazi M.
Martino founded aviation consultancy firm Lets Fly Academy' back in October 2012. On 21 March 2014 a spokesperson for Lets Fly Academy confirmed that the business will be expanding later in 2014 with a retail arm that will specialise in selling pilot equipment.
Martino's other business interests include a stake in a news group, the details of which group it is have been kept under wraps despite Martino himself denying the reports. Martino also controls a land investment portfolio.
Martino officially stepped down from modelling and acting in early 2013 after criticism about his appearances on Alan Titchmarsh Show. He ranted 'Im loving it' during an interview with Manila Channel after appearing on the ITV show as a valentine's cupid.
2013 became a busy year for Martino mainly due to the success of his TV Documentary Lets Fly. He went on to say 'Im trying to achieve beautiful works of art' during an interview with Young Celebrity News.
Martino was in early 2014 linked to a political career, however aides close to him called onto him not to run. On the 19th of June 2014 the hashtag #RtHonMatthewCMartino became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter in support of Martino to run.
On 28 February 2014 a private jet Martino had chartered was held at Stansted Airport after authorities investigated 'party materials' that had been reported on board the aircraft, the plane was later cleared to take-off.
On the 27th of July 2014 during the New York leg of his US visit Martino was provided with an escort by the NYPD and he sparked outrage after filming a clip of this which one of his friends shared on Twitter.
On 6 October 2014 it was reported that Martino would form charitable trust Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund which would provide sponsorship for aspiring pilots, actors and film-makers. Martino himself commented on the Trust saying 'I want to support the two industries that have made me what I am'.
On the 20th of October 2014 it was reported that Colchester Film Festival would introduce the Matthew Martino Rising Star Award in association with MMBF. The purpose of the award was to 'encourage new and emerging British film-makers by publicising their talent and supporting their future work'.
Awards and Achievement
|2015||Essex Young People Of The Year ||General||Template:Nom|
|2015||The Trust Awards UK||Young Entrepreneur||Template:Nom|
|2015||''The Richest'' World Richest Authors||No. 101||Template:Won|
A list of books by Matthew C Martino.
|2013||Go For It/ Be Your Own Boss|
- http://mmbf.co.uk/about - Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund(MMBF)
- http://www.whosdatedwho.com/tpx_24788919/matthew-c-martino/, WhosDatedWho.com – Matthew C Martino, Retrieved 27 April 2014
- http://stepkid.com/articles/matthew-martino-turns-the-year-around/ - StepKid Magazine: Matthew Martino turns year around
- http://www.fundraising.co.uk/2014/10/13/new-grantmaker-aspiring-pilots-filmmakers/matthew-martino-benevolent-fund/ - Fundraising UK: New grantmaker for aspiring pilots and film-makers. Retrieved 18/10/2014
- http://www.therichest.com/celebnetworth/category/celeb/authors/, The Richest - CelebnetWorth
- http://allstarcelebrity.com/?page_id=33&p_id=1186080, All Star Celebrity: Retrieved December 2013
- http://www.simandan.com/?p=10101, Martino interview with Simandan: Retrieved 22 December 2013
- http://glory-life.com/matthew-martino-i-have-learnt-a-few-things-from-my-dad/, GloryLife.com – Matthew Martino: I have learnt a few things from my dad
- http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/matthew+martino/lets+fly/9775442/, Lets Fly by Matthew Martino discounted in Waterstones: Retrieved 21 November 2013
- http://www.bellena.co.uk/martino-im-going-for-it/, Bellena Magazine Martino 'Im going for it': Retrieved 17 December 2013
- http://www.flynews.com/2012/08/29/lets-fly-for-free-%e2%80%a6.html, Lets Fly for free – Fly News: Retrieved 4 January 2014
- http://theappmagazine.com/lets-fly-education-app-ios/, The App Magazine-Lets Fly
- http://versatilecontents.com/lets-fly-app/, Lets Fly App Review
- http://www.newsits.com/news/politics/5-things-to-know-about-matthew-c-martino/, NewsIts: 5 things to know about Matthew C Martino
- http://whiteowlconspiracy.com/people-powered-news/seems-rules-dont-apply-matthew-martino/ White Owl Conspiracy: Rules don't apply to Matthew Martino – Retrieved 27 January 2014
- http://newswashington.net/martino-washington-must-investigate-crash/ News Washington 'Martino says Washington must investigate'
- http://jamsphere.com/news/matthew-martino-gutted-ill-never-be-a-rapper , Jamsphere News: Matthew Martino 'Gutted ill never be a rapper' – Published on 6 March 2014
- http://www.realmagictv.com/music/500/Matthew-Martino, Matthew Martino: Real Magic TV
- http://www.neffworking.com/2014/04/14/exclusive-talk-film-producer-matthew-martino-i-could-dj-again-i-loved-it/, NeffWorking.Com – Exclusive: Matthew Martino 'I could DJ again I loved it'
- http://www.internationaltrades.org/matthew-martinos-no-1-rule-of-business/ InternationalTrades Matthew Martino no1 rule of business
- http://upandcomingmogul.com/entrepreneur-profile-matthew-c-martino/ UpandComingMogul Matthew C Martino profile
- http://www.ams8.org/129-business-profile-matthew-c-martino.html, Business Profile: Matthew C Martino
- http://www.pakasiatimes.com/people-power-matthew-c-martino/ – Pak Asia Times: People Power Matthew C Martino
- http://celebritynewsview.com/matthew-c-martinos-net-worth/ Matthew C Martinos Net Worth: Celebrity News View retrieved 22/05/2014
- http://www.manilachannel.com/entertainment/martino-hunk-in-a-trunk, Manila Channel 'Martino hunk in a trunk': Retrieved 8 January 2014
- http://www.manilachannel.com/press-release/valentine-exclusive-martino-im-loving-it/, Manila Channel 'Martino im loving it'Retrieved 19 December 2013
- http://www.dishexpertsdirect.com/documentary/lets-fly-know-everything-about-your-dream-career/, DED: LETS FLY Documentary – Everything to know about your dream career
- http://newsny.net/film-producer-to-watch-matthew-c-martino/, News NY 'Film producer to watch Matthew C Martino' Retrieved November 2013
- http://www.mtvstarfactory.com/most-promising-indie-film-producer-matthew-c-martino/, MTV Star Factory: Most promising film producer
- http://youngcelebritynews.wordpress.com/matthew-c-martino/, Young Celebrity News: A chat with Matthew C Martino
- http://www.longemagazine.com/general-news/item/194-if-matthew-c-martino-was-an-mp.php, Longe Magazine: If Matthew C Martino was an MP
- http://www.inpui.com/2014/03/matthew-martino-heading-into-politics.html , INPUI: Matthew Martino heading into politics retrieved 21 March 2014
- http://www.magazineof.com/2014/03/matthew-c-martinos-private-jet-held-at-stansted-airport/, Magazine Of Information: Matthew C Martino's private jet held at Stansted
- http://thatish.com/2014/03/11/matthew-c-martino-another-air-fiasco/, That Ish: Matthew C Martino in another air fiasco
- http://cwgmagazine.com/matthew-martino-ones-not-too-amused/ CWG Magazine – Matthew C Martino: Ones not too amused
- http://byteofnews.com/film-producer-matthew-c-martino-suing-for-boat-vandalism/ Byte Of News: Film producer Matthew C Martino suing for boat vandalism
- http://worldwidetweets.com/us-visit-matthew-c-martino-we-received-a-sizeable-threat-on-him/ - Worldwide Tweets: Us Visit Matthew C Martino retrieved on 16/08/2014
- http://stepkid.com/articles/matthew-martino-turns-the-year-around/ StepKid: Matthew Martino turns year around
- http://www.globalyuppiestyle.com/2014/10/26/gys-profiled-zimbabwe-born-film-producer-philanthropist-and-dreamer-matthew-martino/ Global Yuppie Style: Zimbabwe born film producer and dreamer Matthew Martino
- http://livinglifeinticklebellyalley.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/colchester-film-festival.html - Colechester Film Festival program
- http://eyewitnessreporter.com/2014/10/20/colchester-film-festival-introduce-matthew-martino-rising-star-award/ - Colchester Film Festival introduce Matthew Martino rising star award
- http://www.worldstarpromo.com/2014/10/mmbf-and-colchester-film-festival-team.html -WorldStarPromo: MMBF and Colchester Film Festival team up for new award