VOLTAGE PICTURES –
Founded in 2005, Voltage Pictures
has emerged as one of the most distinguished international
finance, production and distribution companies in the industry. Founded
by veteran sales agent and Academy Award winner Nicolas Chartier, Voltage has
built a library of over a hundred films in its short nine year history.
In March 2010, Voltage produced and
financed The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring
Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Fiennes, and Guy
Pearce. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning six,
including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best
Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.
In January 2014, Dallas Buyers Club,
also produced and co-financed by Voltage, was nominated for six Academy
Awards including Best Picture, and won three for Best Actor, Best Supporting
Actor and Best Make-Up. The film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, starred
Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. It also won 2
Golden Globes for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
To date, Voltage’s films have been nominated for
15 Academy Awards, 5 Golden Globes, and won 9 Academy Awards and 2 Golden
Globes. Several films were also nominated or won PGA, DGA, SAG, BAFTA,
Independent Spirit awards and other prizes.
In January 2011, Chartier partnered with
longtime Hollywood Gang executive Craig Flores to form Voltage Productions, an
offshoot of Voltage Pictures aiming to generate films in the $15M-$40M budget
range. In his role at Hollywood Gang, Craig Flores previously served as
the executive producer of films such as 300 and Immortals. Zev
Foreman in responsible for producing Voltage Pictures' in-house financed slate.
CFO Corrie Rothbart and Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose complete the
Voltage Executive team.
Over the years, Voltage has financed and
produced numerous films such as The Company You Keep, directed by
and starring Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Chris Cooper,
Stanley Tucci and released by Sony Classics; Killer Joe, directed
by Billy Friedkin and starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, released
by LD Entertaiment; Don Jon, directed by and starring Joseph
Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson & Julianne Moore, released by
Relativity; The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman directed
by Fredrik Bond, starring Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood and Mads Mikkelsen
released by Millennium Entertainment.
Voltage’s upcoming releases include A
Many Splintered Thing, directed by Justin Reardon and starring Chris Evans
& Michelle Monaghan; and Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem starring
Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Tilda Swinton and Melanie Thierry.
Additionally Voltage has a number of projects
in post-production including The Cobbler, directed by
Thomas McCarthy and starring Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman; Burying
the Ex, directed by Joe Dante starring Anton Yelchin and Ashley
Greene; and Home Invasion, produced by Joel Silver.
Currently in post-production are Good
Kill, directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Ethan Hawke; A Tale of
Love & Darkness, directed by and starring Natalie Portman and Fathers
& Daughters, directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Russell Crowe,
Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Quvenzhané Wallis, Octavia Spencer, Diane Kruger
and Bruce Greenwood.
Summer 2014 will see the production of sci-fi
thriller Prisoner of War directed by
Joe Miale; Good Kids, directed by
Chris McCoy and starring Nicholas Braun, Zoey Deutch, Craig Robers and Israel
Broussard. Also Pay The Ghost, which
will star Nicolas Cage and be directed by Uli Edel.
Recently, Voltage also co-financed or sold
international rights to Knock Knock with
Keanu Reeves; Shelter with Anthony Mackie and Jennifer Connelly; American
Heist with Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody; Fire with
Fire with Bruce Willis; Frozen Ground with Nicolas
Cage and John Cusack; Hours with Paul Walker; Ten
Year with Channing Tatum; The Longest Week with Jason
Bateman; Summer at Dog Dave's with Morgan Freeman; Empire
State with Dwayne Johnson and Liam Hemsworth; Thanks for
Sharing with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo; Girl Most
Likely with Kristen Wiig; Drive Hard with John
Cusack; and many others…
Voltage’s film library also includes films with
Keanu Reeves, Ashton Kutcher, James Franco, Clive Owen, Sam Jackson, John
Malkovich, Annette Benning, Demi Moore, Kim Basinger, Olivia Wilde, Michelle
Pfeiffer, Jane Fonda, Juliette Binoche, Sharon Stone, Selena Gomez, Kyra
Sedgwick, Lindsay Lohan, Catherine Keener, Kate Mara, Brendan Gleeson, Simon
Pegg, Anthony Mackie, Oscar Isaac, Chris Pratt, Taylor Kitsch, Tim Robbins,
Mads Mikkelsen, Melissa Leo, Ellen Barkin, Famke Janssen, Kathy Bates, Thomas
Haden Church, George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead & Survival of the Dead,
Matt Dillon, Steven Seagal, Wesley Snipes, Christian Slater, Kellan Lutz, Val
Kilmer, Cuba Gooding Jr, Doph Lundgren, David Strathairn, Ian McKellen,
Laurence Fishburne, Thomas Jane, Ed Harris, Jean Reno, Harvey Keitel,
David Bowie, Chloe Sevigny, Asia Argento, Amy Smart, Brittany Murphy, Julie
Delpy, Ron Perlman, Bill Pullman, Christopher Lloyd, David Arquette, Courtney
Cox and many others…
In addition to feature films, Voltage is also
involved in financing, producing and selling televisions projects. Voltage
recently completed the second season of True Justice, the one-hour, action TV
series starring Steven Seagal.
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.