VOLTAGE PICTURES – Company Biography
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 and fifty films in its short ten year history. In March 2015, industry veteran, Jonathan Deckter joined Voltage as a partner and is currently serving as president and COO. In 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. Zev Foreman is responsible for producing Voltage Pictures’ in-house financed slate. Dominic Rustam serves as the Vice President of Production for Voltage Pictures. John Fremes having previously run International Distribution and Sales for Millenium Pictures and Scott Bedno former President of International Sales at Spotlight Pictures completes the Voltage Executive team.
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. Currently in production on the Voltage slate is I.T., directed by John Moore and starring Pierce Brosnan and Stefanie Scott. Voltage has a number of projects in post-production including; The Secret Scripture, directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Rooney Mara, Jack Reynor, Venessa Redgrave, Eric Bana, Revolt, directed by Joe Miale and starring Lee Pace and Berenice Marlohe, Fathers & Daughters, directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul and Pay the Ghost, directed by Uli Edel and starring Nicolas Cage. Good Kill, directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz and Jake Abel was released by IFC Films in May 2015.
Natalie Portman’s directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness was selected as a Cannes 2015 Film Festival special screening. It premiered on May 18th, 2015.
Recently, Voltage also co-financed or sold international rights to Officer Downe, directed by M. Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan, starring Kim Coates and Tyler Ross. Our catalogue also includes titles such as Life on the Line with John Travolta, Kate Bosworth and Sharon Stone; Return to Sender with starring Rosamund Pike and Nick Nolte; Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever; Wild Horses with Robert Duvall and James Franco; Blunt Force Trauma with Ryan Kwanten, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke; Standoff with Laurence Fishburne and Thomas Jane; 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; The Longest Week with Jason Bateman; Magic of Belle Isle 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.
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.