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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


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

VP of Production

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
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Other

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.

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