VOLTAGE PICTURES – Company Overview

Founded in 2005 by veteran sales agent and Academy Award-winner Nicolas Chartier, Voltage Pictures has emerged as one of the most distinguished and well-rounded finance, production and distribution companies in the industry with its film, television and merchandising units. Voltage has assembled an exciting array of over 180 motion pictures, from prestige dramas, epic scale adventures and comedies to action, romances and genre films. The films in the Voltage library have received a total of nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for The Hurt Locker, and two Golden Globes. In addition, they have been nominated for fifteen Oscars and five Golden Globes, as well numerous PGA, DGA, SAG, BAFTA awards and nominations.

The company’s television division has been extremely dynamic, delivering three Seasons of “Leverage”, starring Timothy Hutton; two seasons of "True Justice", starring Steven Seagal; the upcoming twelve-episode series “Age of The Living Dead / Age of the Undead”; and most recently serving as Executive Producers on "Six" which aired on The History Channel.

Voltage also operates an internal licensing and merchandising department that represents its own productions and third-party properties. In 2010, Voltage produced and financed the critically-acclaimed The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film which starred Jeremy Renner took home six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Four years later Voltage produced and co-financed Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. The film received three Oscars, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, and two Golden Globes, again for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The company has attracted the skills of the industry’s top filmmakers such as Kathryn Bigelow, Rob Reiner, Jean-Marc Vallée, William Friedkin, Terry Gilliam, Robert Redford, Tom McCarthy, and Andrew Niccol.

Recently released by Voltage is the blockbuster comedy I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowsi, and Naomi Campbell, which had a wide theatrical release via STX Entertainment in April 2018 and has since generated nearly $100m in worldwide box office. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Jim Parsons, and John Malkovich premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim.

After based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Anna Todd, debuted number one at the box office in 17 international territories including Germany and Italy when released in April 2019 and grossed over $70m worldwide. The highly anticipated sequel, After We Collided, is currently in post-production.

The company has also just completed Ava directed by Tate Taylor and starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis, and Joan Chen. 

Voltage was a co-financier and sales agent for the acclaimed Wind River, from Taylor Sheridan in his directorial debut, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and took over $44 million in worldwide box office. Chartier and Deckter were executive producers on the project.

The current Voltage sales slate includes the highly anticipated action-thriller The Marksman starring Liam Neeson, the gangster crime biopic Lanksy starring Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington and Annasophia Robb and the horror The Call starring Insidious’ Lin Shaye and Saw’s Tobin Bell. Looking to the future, Voltage plans to continue its history of partnering with the most respected talents in the industry and to continue producing, financing, and selling a diverse array of films that connect with audiences around the world.