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Writer/director/producer John Swetnam sold his first spec, EVIDENCE, in 2011, which was produced by Bold Films and Marc Platt. He wrote Warner Bros’ action thriller, INTO THE STORM, and Summit Entertainment’s latest entry in the successful dance film franchise, STEP UP ALL IN, which combined, have grossed nearly a quarter billion dollars at the worldwide box office. In addition to assignments for Paramount and Warner Bros, his script for the action thriller set in the EDM world, SPINBACK, sold to Lionsgate/Summit. Since launching Mad Horse Films in 2013, Swetnam wrote, produced and directed BREAKING THROUGH, which explores the modern world of dance on YouTube and is executive produced by Oscar and Grammy Award winner John Legend. He followed that up by creating and directing MAKING MOVES, a digital series for Fullscreen’s SVOD. Among his upcoming projects, he is producing and helming sci-fi thriller, SPECTRUM, and producing the horror-action film, REALM.
Since the company’s launch, Alexandru Celea has helped build the development slate and oversees the production of film, television and new media projects. Initial projects include BREAKING THROUGH, MAKING MOVES, REALM and SPECTRUM. Previously, he was part of the international sales team at Sierra/Affinity, a leading indie finance and foreign sales company, where he handled sales operations, distribution, and royalties for their slate, including films such as DRIVE, PARKER, THE CALL, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES and ENDER’S GAME. After graduating with a degree in finance, Alexandru produced a micro-budget feature in Argentina and got his start in Hollywood with stints at CAA and Revelations Entertainment.