VOD: Element Pictures Distribution to release Irish films via iTunes
Element PicturesElement Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element Pictu... More Distribution has reached a deal with Apple to release a number of high-profile Irish films on iTunes in the UK and Ireland. From today (September 12th), Lenny Abrahamson’s critically acclaimed new release Frank starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson is available to rent or purchase on iTunes. Other films from Abrahamson also now available to iTunes customers include the award winning What Richard Did, Garageand cult classic Adam & Paul.
In high definition for the first time, iTunes customers can now enjoy Joel Conroy’s award winning surf documentary Waveriders, the much loved Sundance winner His & Hers, Lance Daly’s Kissesand Ian Fitzgibbon’s hilarious black comedy A Film With Me In It starring Dylan Moran. Other Irish films also available through the deal include Jump,Parked andfeature documentary The Irish Pub. Over the coming weeks Gerard Barrett’s masterful debut Pilgrim Hill, Pat Collins’ stunningly beautiful Silenceand Sé Merry Doyle’s John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Man will also be available with new release and further library titles being added on a regular basis. All these films will be available to rent or purchase on iTunes.
Karen O’Malley, Head of Home Entertainment at Element Pictures Distribution said: [quote] We’re very pleased to bring an eclectic selection of critically-acclaimed and award winning independent Irish film to iTunes. EPD are committed to growing the audience for Irish film at home and abroad and working with such an important platform as iTunes is an exciting step in achieving this.[/quote]