Company

Since May 2002 Bartlebyfilm aims to tell stories that really matter through the vision of the best Italian directors.
The company creates, develops and produces feature films, documentaries, tv series and short films. In every field, it has achieved great results, participating in national and international festivals.

Its first cinematographic production, Un’ora sola ti vorrei (2002) directed by Alina Marazzi, received awards at Locarno Film Festival and Torino Film Festival, and then participated to various international festivals. The movie Qualche nuvola (Scattered Cloud, 2009), directed by Saverio di Biagio, co-produced with Minollo Film and Relief, is in the official selection of the Venice Film Festival, in the "Controcampo" section. In 2017 Bartlebyfilm produces Easy, directed by Andrea Magnani, that receives two nominations at the David di Donatello.

Among the other feature films produced, there are Io sono tempesta (2018), by Daniele Luchetti and co-produced with Cattleya, and Il giorno più bello del mondo (2019), directed by Alessandro Siani. In the same couple of years Bartlebyfilm has also produced two tv series: Suburra 2 (Netflix), co-produced with Cattleya, and ZeroZeroZero, directed by Stefano Sollima, distributed by SKY and Amazon Prime Video.

Bartlebyfilm works as executive producer as well. For Cattleya it has produced Qualcosa di nuovo (Something New, 2016), directed by Cristina Comencini, Non c’è più religione (2017), by Luca Miniero, the first season of Suburra (Netflix), co-produced also with Raifiction. For Luckyred it has produced La befana vien di notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch, 2018), directed by Michele Soavi and D.N.A. – Decisamente non adatti (DNA – Wholly Unsuited, 2020), directed by Lillo & Greg.

Bartlebyfilm has also produced two documentaries, both directed by Giuseppe Piccioni: Sandra. Ritratto confidenziale (2002) and Margherita. Ritratto confidenziale (2003). Both films were selected at the Venice Film Festival.

Among the short film production, Bartlebyfilm reached great achievements with the film Non è successo niente (2009), by Chantal Toesca (selected both at Nastri d’Argento and David di Donatello), A metà luce (2016), by Anna Gigante, nominated at the David di Donatello in the best short film category; Casa d’altri (2018), directed by Gianni Amelio, was premiered at the Venice Film Festival; Walter Treppiedi (2018), by Elena Bouryka, was distributed on Amazon Prime Video.

On September 2020 the tv series Petra, co-produced with Cattleya and starring Paola Cortellesi, aired on SKY, and the next month the third and season of Suburra, also co-produced with Cattleya, was released on Netflix.

Right now, Bartlebyfilm has a few projects currently in production: Lei mi parla ancora, the new film by Pupi Avati produced with DueA Film, and Tre visi, a short film co-produced with Officine Veneto, are now in post-production. The movie Benvenuti in casa Esposito (based on the homonymous novel by Pino Imperatore), produced with Vision Distribution and Buonaluna, has just finished shooting.

Team

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Massimo Di Rocco
Born in 1971, curious and passionate about cinema, when he turns eighteen he starts working inside film production. He became an organizer and since 2000 he has been working with many italian directors such as Giuseppe Piccioni, Mario Martone, Ferzan Ozpetek, Riccardo Milani, Luca Maniero, Marco Bellocchio, Cristina Comencini, Daniele Lucchetti and many others. He became a Bartlebyfilm associate in 2006 where he works as both a producer and an executive producer. 
Massimo Di Rocco
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Luigi Napoleone
Born in 1960, he begins working in the movie administration department at a very young age. After the first movie as an administrator, during the first years of the 80’s he starts working for many productions. He enters the BartlebyFilm in 2009 where he handles the financial and economic management of the Company while still administering the projects.   
Luigi Napoleone
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Chiara Barbo
Movies and documentaries screenwriter and producer. She began working in the cinema and television industry by working in Production Companies such as Bianca Films and TPI-De Angelis Group. In 2002 she created BartlebyFilm with Giuseppe Piccioni. In 2008 she worked with PilgrimFilm (Trieste) and in 2014 with Plan 9 Projects as a freelance producer. In 2000 she collaborated with “Vivilcinema” (FICE bimonthly magazine) and in 2014 with New York’s “La Voce” as a film critic. Chiara Barbo is a member of Cento Autori and in the jury for the David di Donatello.  
Chiara Barbo