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Element Pictures

Element Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element Pictures has produced or co-produced and distributed more than 30 films. as well as a number of television shows.

Recent productions included Room, an onscreen adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning novel directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen, Jacob Tremblay and William H. Macy. Room was nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay with Larson winning the award for Best Actress. The film was also nominated for three Golden Globes® with Larson winning a Golden Globe® as well as a SAG award. Other recent productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, which won the Jury Prize in Cannes and was nominated for an Academy Award® Original Screenplay; and A Date for Mad Mary, directed by Darren Thornton. Element Pictures TV productions include the hit TV3 show Red Rock and the recent Charlie and Rebellion for RTE.

Upcoming productions include Lanthimos’ The Favourite, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz; Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience, starring Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola and Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.

Element Pictures Distribution also handles StudioCanal’s slate and the Royal Opera House live cinema season in Ireland as well as direct acquisitions.  Additionally, Element Pictures operates an online video on demand platform, Volta.ie and also runs and operates the Light House Cinema in Dublin and Pálás in Galway.


Films in Production
Burning Rainbow Farm Production company
Changeland Production company
The Doones Production company
The Gee Gees Production company
The Grand Escape Production company
A Man’s World Production company
The Favourite Production company
Rosie Production company
The Little Stranger Production company
I, Dolours Distributor
Disobedience Production company
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Production company
A Date for Mad Mary Production company
11 Minutes Production company
Room Production company
The Lobster Production company (co-production)
Glassland Production company
Jimmy’s Hall Production company
Frank Production company
Slow Food Story Production company (in collaboration with)
Just a Sigh Production company (co-production)
Dark Touch Production company (co-production)
What Richard Did Production company
Little Matador Production company
Shadow Dancer Production company
This Must Be the Place Production company (co-production)
Turn Me On, Dammit! Distributor
The Guard Production company
As If I Am Not There Distributor
All Good Children Production company
Essential Killing Production company (co-produced by)
Cracks Production company
Zonad Production company
Five Minutes of Heaven Production company (in association with)
Garage Production company
TV in Production
Normal People Production company
Dublin Murder Squad Production company
Red Rock Production company
Kat and Alfie: Redwater Production company
Rebellion Production company
Charlie Production company
Ripper Street Production company
Quirke Production company
When Harvey Met Bob Production company
Single-Handed Production company
Inspector George Gently Production company
The Silence Production company
The Take Production company
Little White Lie Production company
BitterSweet Production company

Key Personnel

Ed Guiney Company Director
Andrew Lowe Company Director

Latest News

Herself Scannain Talks Herself with director Phyllida Lloyd - Scannain sat down with director Phyllida Lloyd to talk about new Irish drama Herself, co-written by and starring Clare Dunne.
The Lir Academy The Lir Academy & Element Pictures announce new bursary for people with disabilities - Element Pictures sponsors a new bursary supporting access to actor training for people with a disability at The Lir Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Florence Pugh in Sebastian Lelio's The Wonder Sebastian Lelio’s The Wonder kicks off principal photography in Ireland - Principal photography has begun on Sebastian Lelio's The Wonder, adapted by Emma Donoghue, Lelio and Alice Birch from Donoghue's novel of the same name, and produced
Cast of The Dry Production begins on Element Picture’s The Dry, a BritBox original 8-part comedy drama - BritBox UK has commissioned an original comedy-drama series entitled The Dry; produced by Element Pictures, in association with Fís Eireann/Screen Ireland and ITV Studios, in partnership with RTÉ.
Calm With Horses Irish films Calm With Horses and Herself secure 11 nominations for 2021 British Independent Film Awards - Nick Rowland’s Calm With Horses received 10 BIFA nominations and Clare Dunne has received one for Best Actress for her performance in Herself.
Herself Irish drama Herself to have UK premiere at 2020 BFI London Film Festival - Irish feature Herself will receive its UK premiere as an official selection of the 64th BFI London Film Festival as one of only thirteen films selected to screen physically.
Herself Herself to be released in Irish and UK cinemas from 16th October - Element Distribution and Picturehouse Entertainment have announced that female-driven drama Herself, will be released into Irish and UK cinemas from 30 October.
Normal People - First Look RTÉ to air Element Pictures’ Normal People this spring - RTÉ has announced that it will be airing Normal People, Element Pictures' TV series adaptation of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novel for the BBC.
Calm With Horses #Review: Calm With Horses - Calm With Horses is a blistering and impressive debut from Nick Rowland, with great performances and stunning visuals coupled to a magnetic story.
Calm With Horses Saban Films nabs North American rights to Nick Rowland’s Calm With Horses - Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Irish film Calm With Horses, the feature film debut of director Nick Rowland.