Interview with Actor, Producer & Author: Matthew Martino


Interview with

Actor, Producer & Author of:

Go For It

Matthew Martino


You are the author of the inspirational book: Go For It. But before we discuss your book, I want to ask about the trail that led you to where you are today. You were born in Zimbabwe and now live in the UK. Can you share with us how and why you migrated?

Yes I was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and in November 2005 moved to UK with my parents and sisters. I was initially not to optimistic about leaving my primary school friends and moving far away but I got over it.

Another fascinating thing about you is that you are not only an author but you are also an actor and film producer. How did you get involved in acting and movie production?

Yes I’ve had my moments in front and behind the camera. I first got involved in acting doing some extra and walk on work back in 2011. I then did a bit of acting before moving onto the producing side of things. I thought I could make more of an impact in producing and I could essentially be able to help others a lot more.

What movies have you appeared in or worked on?

I’ve appeared in Green Street 3: Never Back Down and various short films. Ive produced Lets Fly Documentary, Ortega and His Enemies, Tales of the Supernatural & Oliver Rocket.

What motivated you to write this book?

I was motivated to write Go For It due to the mistakes and errors I made when I was starting out with my very first business venture. I learnt a lot from the experience and I wanted to help others in my shoe’s to not make the same mistake. I thought my book would be quite realistic in terms of actually helping aspiring entrepreneurs.

Who do you draw YOUR inspiration from?

I draw my inspiration from Alan Sugar, I like how ruthless he is as a businessman and he has a good set of hobbies which include flying and cycling. I also hold interests in flying so this is something that impresses me.

Tell us about your book and its message?
How are you applying these ideas into your own life?

Go For It’s main message is for business people to do as much research as possible before entering into business to ensure that they don’t make any mistakes and they have more chance of success. I have actually learned more about business through writing the book and I’ve bettered my communication with my staff for instance.

Who do you think will benefit most from this book? Who are you speaking to?

I think anyone interested in starting their own business will benefit, I was particularly talking to young people who wouldn’t know some of the basics and just so they can know what to be aware of.

How do you think your message will influence change in readers?
What do you expect readers to take away from your book?

I think my message will enable the readers to make more informed choices about their businesses, In particular planning and system implementing. I cover budgeting and business management briefly in the book which talks about how to manage staff effectively.

What’s next for you? What are you working on?
Do you have any movie projects in progress right now?

What’s next for me is retirement I think ha-ha, I mean I’m hoping to produce a few more films, I’ve now moved into the more sales, distribution side of films and also executive producing so it’s all new. I’m currently planning a few feature films to be shot later this year and next year. I’m also looking at expanding my aviation business Lets Fly Academy to have a retail arm.


About the Book:

GO FOR IT will guide you through some tough decisions you have to make as an entrepreneur and take you on a journey through the highs and lows of a being your own boss. “So, keep walking. Enjoy. Experience the joy of doing something meaningful. Oh, and by the way, it’s now time to GO FOR IT and do what you love the most!

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