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. John Fremes having previously run International Distribution and Sales for Millennium Pictures complete the Voltage Senior Executive team.
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 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.
Keep Watching, directed by Sean Carter and starring Bella Thorne, Chandler Riggs, Ioan Gruffudd, and Natalie Martinez, was recently acquired by Screen Gems, who picked up the rights for the US and much of the world. Voltage has a number of high profile projects in post-production including; I.T., directed by John Moore and starring Pierce Brosnan and Stefanie Scott, Untitled Bruce Willis Project, directed by Mark and Robb Cullen and starring Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen, Stephanie Sigman, Thomas Middleditch, and Kal Penn, and Revolt, directed by Joe Miale and starring Lee Pace and Berenice Marlohe. Recently released films include 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 and 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.
Voltage’s current sales agent titles include: Sand Castle directed by Fernando Coimbra, starring Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill and Logan Marshall-Green, Colossal directed by Nacho Vigalondo, starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson, The Headhunter’s Calling directed by Mark Williams, starring Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Alison Brie, Gretchen Mol, Alfred Molina, Anupam Kher, David Koechner, and Max Jenkins, and LBJ directed by Rob Reiner, starring Woody Harrelson, Bill Pullman, Richard Jenkins, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The Company’s catalogue also includes titles starring Eric Bana, Jason Bateman, Kathy Bates, Monica Bellucci, Annette Bening, Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Adrien Brody, Pierce Brosnan, Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen, Julie Christie, Kim Coates, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, John Cusack, Julie Delpy, Vincent D’Onofrio, Josh Duhamel, Robert Duvall, Cary Elwes, Chris Evans, Ralph Fiennes, Laurence Fishburne, Jane Fonda, James Franco, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Garner, Brendan Gleeson, Selena Gomez, Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Goodman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Greenwood, Judy Greer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Colin Hanks, Ethan Hawke, Liam Hemsworth, Emile Hirsch, Terrence Howard, Samuel Jackson, Theo James, Thomas Jane, Richard Jenkins, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, January Jones, Milla Jovovich, Zoe Kravtiz, Diane Kruger, Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Kwanten, Shia LaBeouf, Brie Larson, Jared Leto, Dolph Lungren, Anthony Mackie, Rooney Mara, James Marsden, Matthew McConaughey, Ian McKellen, Thomas Middleditch Michelle Monaghan, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Brittany Murphy, Nick Nolte, Clive Owen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Paul, Guy Pearce, Michelle Pfieffer, Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Freida Pinto, Natalie Portman, Bill Pullman, Robert Redford, Vanessa Redgrave, Keanu Reeves, Jeremy Renner, Emma Roberts, Tyler Ross, Mickey Rourke, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Sandler, Susan Sarandon, Chloë Sevigny, Amanda Seyfried, Octavia Spencer, Sharon Stone, Tilda Swinton, Justin Theroux, Bella Thorne, John Travolta, Stanley Tucci,Paul Walker, Christoph Waltz, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Wiig, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Willis, Luke Wilson, Nat Wolff, and Evan Rachel Wood.
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.