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 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 cofinanced 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 Vallee, 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' inhouse 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 Millenium 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.
In production for the first quarter of 2014 are Good Kill, directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Ethan Hawke; A Tale of Love & Darkness, directed by and starring Natalie Portman; Fathers & Daughters, directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Quvenzhane Wallis, Octavia Spencer, Diane Kruger and Bruce Greenwood; and Testament, directed by Eric Bress.
Recently, Voltage also co-financed or sold international rights to 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 Gwynneth 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 Segal.
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.