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 175 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 and two Golden Globes, including Best Picture and Best Director for The Hurt Locker. The company has been nominated for fifteen Oscars and five Golden Globes, as well numerous PGA, DGA, SAG, BAFTA awards.
The company features a dynamic international television division, delivering three Seasons of Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; two seasons of True Justice, starring Steven Seagal; and 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. They have also supported numerous directorial debuts, including those of Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Voltage’s films have starred such top talent 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.
Voltage’s current slate includes the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me; The Professor and the Madman starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn; Once Upon a Time in Venice starring Bruce Willis; Colossal starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis (recently selected to Sundance 2017), Fun Mom Dinner starring Toni Collette (recently selected to Sundance 2017), The Headhunter’s Calling starring Gerard Butler; and Keep Watching starring Bella Thorne (being distributed domestically by Screen Gems.)
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 post-production. The film was recently selected to the Premieres Section of Sundance 2017.
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.