VOLTAGE PICTURES – Company Biography
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 150 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 Oscars, 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 international television division has been extremely dynamic, delivering three Seasons of Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; two seasons of True Justice, starring Steven Seagal; the upcoming six-episode series Age of The Living Dead.
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. In addition, they have supported numerous directorial debuts, including those of Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Voltage has attracted such talents as: Matthew McConaughey, Jeremy Renner, Adam Sandler, Anne Hathaway, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Russell Crowe, Chris Evans, Rooney Mara, Keanu Reeves, Nicolas Cage, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jared Leto, John Travolta, Jason Bateman, Shia LaBeouf , Paul Walker, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and Annette Bening.
Upcoming films include: Fathers & Daughters, starring Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried; Cannes 2015 entry A Tale of Love and Darkness, directed by Natalie Portman which will be released by Focus World; Keep Watching, starring Bella Thorne which will be released by Screen Gems.
The company currently has a number of high profile in house projects in post-production including I.T., starring Pierce Brosnan; an Untitled Bruce Willis Project, also starring John Goodman and Famke Janssen; and Revolt, starring Lee Pace.
Voltage is a co-financier and sales agent for Wind River, directed by Taylor Sheridan, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, which is currently in production.
Current sales agent titles include LBJ directed by Rob Reiner, starring Woody Harrelson, Bill Pullman, Richard Jenkins, and Jennifer Jason Leigh; Sand Castle directed by Fernando Coimbra, starring Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill; Colossal directed by Nacho Vigalondo, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis; and The Headhunter’s Calling directed by Mark Williams, starring Gerard Butler and Willem Dafoe.
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.