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Mad Horse Films

John Swetnam

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

John Swetnam


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. Among his upcoming projects, he is producing and directing sci-fi thriller, SPECTRUM, and producing the horror action film, REALM, at Relativity.

Alexandru Celea

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

Alexandru Celea

VP of Production

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, 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.

Our Interests

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.

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