Nicolas Chartier, the Academy® Award-winning producer of The Hurt Locker, has been involved in the financing, production and sales of a diverse range of films. In 2005, he founded Voltage Pictures, an international financing, sales and production operation. He has handled over 150 movies in the past six years. The Hurt Locker was Voltage Pictures’ first in-house production and claimed six Oscars® in 2009, including Best Picture.
Killer Joe was Voltage’s second in-house film, directed by William Friedkin and starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, which was released by LD Entertainment. Recently Nicolas produced Dallas Buyers Club, which won an Academy® Best Actor Award for Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor for Jared Leto. He also produced The Company You Keep, directed by Robert Redford and starring Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie and Brit Marling, which premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival. More recently, Nicolas executive produced The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman directed by 4-time nominated DGA director Frederik Bond, starring Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood. He also produced Don Jon, directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, and Julianne Moore. Nicolas recently produced Good Kill, written and directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Ethan Hawke, January Jones, and Zoe Kravitz, and Fathers and Daughters, starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, and Diane Kruger and directed by Gabrielle Muccino.
Prior to forming Voltage, Chartier was VP of sales and acquisitions at Myriad Pictures. He was involved in the sales of a diverse range of films there such as The Good Girl and Van Wilder. As the President of Vortex Pictures, he sold titles such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Nicolas Cage’s Sonny. As head of sales and acquisitions at Arclight Films, Chartier acquired Dean Devlin’s The Librarian, the 2006 Academy® Award winner Crash and The Matador, starring Pierce Brosnan. During his time at Arclight, Chartier also sold Lord of War starring Nicolas Cage and The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino.