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About Mad Horse FilmsJust The Good Stuff

John Swetnam

♦ “Air Force Kid” who grew up all over the world
♦ Favorite Movies: Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Gladiator 

John Swetnam

John’s a writer-producer who is a writer’s producer. He’s done everything from independent films, like EVIDENCE, to studio movies like Lionsgate/Summit’s STEP UP 5 and SPINBACK, New Line’s upcoming big budget tornado thriller INTO THE STORM and an UNTITLED MARTIAL ARTS PROJECT, plus assignments for Paramount and Bad Robot. He made the transition from writing to producing to ensure the next generation of storytellers get their ideas on-screen. From theatrical fare to TV and new media, he’s all about giving people what they want to watch.

Alexandru Celea

♦ Traveled to over 35 countries, speaks four languages
♦ Favorite Movies: Gladiator, Oldboy, Memento, The Matrix

Alexandru Celea

Alexandru is passionate about producing innovative, exciting films for a global audience. Previously, he was part of the sales team at Sierra/Affinity, a leading film finance and foreign sales company, where he handled the sales operations, distribution, and royalties for their entire slate, including films such as: DRIVE, PARKER, THE CALL, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, THE WAY WAY BACK and ENDER’S GAME. After graduating with a degree in finance, Alexandru got his start in the industry with stints at CAA and Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment.

Our Interests

  • Action
    40%
  • Thriller
    25%
  • Horror
    25%
  • Other
    10%

We love fresh twists on commercial genre material and are always on the hunt for internationally-friendly, marketable ideas. Though we’re mainly focused on action, thriller and horror, we’re open to anything high-concept. 

With relationships at studios, in addition to independent financiers, packaging agents, and international distributors, we have the ability to setup anything from a low-budget horror spec to a mid-size franchise starter.

More often than not, filmmaking turns into filmwaiting and that’s what we want to get rid of. There’s a paradigm shift happening and we want to be at the forefront of the new era.

We need more screen in our writing.

Some of Our Films (Swetnam's Scripts & Stuff We're Producing)

Evidence
Step Up: All In
Into The Storm
Breaking Through
Revolt
Spinback
Turf
Untitled Thai Thriller

Even though the number of “good” filmmakers keeps growing,
the number of good storytellers stays the same.

Email Us

Drop us a line

We are approachable and constantly looking for the next big idea. From established writers to up-and-comers, we are here to be partners and treat writers the way they deserve to be treated.

We currently are accepting submissions, so if you think your material is inline with our tastes and focus, please feel free to send us your queries.

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God, I hate writing!

John Swetnam