Nicolas Chartier, the Academy Award winning producer of The Hurt Locker, has been involved in the financing, production and distribution of over five hundred films. In 2005, he founded Voltage Pictures, an international financing, sales and production operation.
The Hurt Locker was Voltage's first in-house production and won six Oscars in 2009, including Best Picture. Killer Joe was Voltage’s second production, directed by William Friedkin and starring Matthew McConaughey. Shortly after, Nicolas exec produced Dallas Buyers Club, which won Best Actor 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 and Shia LaBeouf, The Zero Theorem directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Christoph Waltz; Don Jon, directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, starring Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore; Good Kill, directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Ethan Hawke; Fathers and Daughters, starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul; I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan and is an executive producer on A Tale of Love and Darkness, written, directed by and starring Natalie Portman.
Recent movies include I Feel Pretty with Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams, 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, Family Man starring Gerard Butler; Keep Watching starring Bella Thorne; Revolt directed by Joe Miale; After starring Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and Josephine Langford; and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starting Zac Efron and Lily Collins..
Prior to forming Voltage, Chartier was VP of sales and acquisitions at Myriad Pictures. He was involved in the sale 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, 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.