We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea De Bartolis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Andrea, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
Investing in great national and international films, with famous actors and directors, with a strong appeal towards distributions. With this idea Crowducers was born, a startup that allows access to a new investment sector, until now in Italy little known or practicable only for professionals. This is accompanied by a further factor: the scarcity of funds to make films, that would need private equity investment capital. The company was founded with the intention of bringing modern investment methods to the film industry, and giving an opportunity to investors who want to participate.
The initiative will be dedicated to finance quality film productions, through the use of the blockchain, which guarantees a virtuous circuit among the audience, investors, directors and producers.
Created by professionals and innovators – with a consolidated knowledge of market needs and new trends in the film industry – Crowducers aims to facilitate film productions in the search for alternative financing.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m expert in Fundraising and Communication in the film Industry.

Since 2006, I have worked in no profit sector, gaining experience in international organizations in fundraising and communication projects. Driven by my passion for non-profit, cinema and social innovation, I’m Founder and CEO of Crowducers, the first initiative innovative financing in the film industry, and Co-founder and Vice President of the Homo Ex Machina Foundation, a techno-philanthropic foundation created to promote social welfare through the use of digital technologies. Since 2016 I have been collaborating with film productions and the Sentieri Selvaggi Film School.

Andrea obtained a degree from La Sapienza University of Rome, in Communication Sciences, with a specialization in Communication and Advertising for Public Administration and Non-Profit, and a Master in Marketing and Management of Artistic and Cultural Events in Rome.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Lets start this list of the must-see attractions in Rome with the Colosseum, and then The Roman Forum, The Palatine Hill Piazza Venezia, Piazza del Campidoglio (Capitol Square), The Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo, The bridge and Castel Sant’Angelo, The Vatican and 18. St. Peter’s Square, Trastevere district and Campo di Fiori.

All the best tipical restaurants to eat are, Lo Scopettaro, Da Felice, Da Michele, A Sora Lella, and where to get the best Tiramisù is Pompi Coffe.

To have fun go to discover Rome Catacombs at night or have a drink in the Trastevere or Monti district, the beautiful places to enjoy Rome’s nightlife.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate my Shoutout to my “Sensei” Daisaku Ikeda, a Japanese Buddhist philosopher and president of SGI International and to the co-founders and my team who have believed in this idea since the beginning of the project.

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Crowducers and Andrea De Bartolis

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