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.