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 FarmProduction company
ChangelandProduction company
The DoonesProduction company
The Gee GeesProduction company
The Grand EscapeProduction company
A Man’s WorldProduction company
The FavouriteProduction company
RosieProduction company
The Little StrangerProduction company
I, DoloursDistributor
DisobedienceProduction company
The Killing of a Sacred DeerProduction company
A Date for Mad MaryProduction company
11 MinutesProduction company
RoomProduction company
The LobsterProduction company (co-production)
GlasslandProduction company
Jimmy’s HallProduction company
FrankProduction company
Slow Food StoryProduction company (in collaboration with)
Just a SighProduction company (co-production)
Dark TouchProduction company (co-production)
What Richard DidProduction company
Little MatadorProduction company
Shadow DancerProduction company
This Must Be the PlaceProduction company (co-production)
Turn Me On, Dammit!Distributor
The GuardProduction company
As If I Am Not ThereDistributor
All Good ChildrenProduction company
Essential KillingProduction company (co-produced by)
CracksProduction company
ZonadProduction company
Five Minutes of HeavenProduction company (in association with)
GarageProduction company
TV in Production
Normal PeopleProduction company
Dublin Murder SquadProduction company
Red RockProduction company
Kat and Alfie: RedwaterProduction company
RebellionProduction company
CharlieProduction company
Ripper StreetProduction company
QuirkeProduction company
When Harvey Met BobProduction company
Single-HandedProduction company
Inspector George GentlyProduction company
The SilenceProduction company
The TakeProduction company
Little White LieProduction company
BitterSweetProduction company

Key Personnel

Ed GuineyCompany Director
Andrew LoweCompany Director

Latest News

Academy Awards #Oscars: The Favourite scores 10 nominations joining Irish shorts Late Afternoon and Detainment at the 91st Academy Awards - The Favourite becomes most nominated Irish Oscar film ever with 10 nominations as Late Afternoon and Detainment also compete in Best Short Films.
Rosie Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie to open in UK cinemas on March 8th - Element Pictures Distribution has announced that Paddy Breathnach's acclaimed drama Rosie will be released in the UK on March 8th.
BAFTA Awards #IrishAbroad: Chris Kelly and The Favourite (x12) nominated for 72nd BAFTA Awards - Element Pictures' The Favourite dominated the nominations for the 72nd BAFTA Awards with 12, while Chris Kelly was also nominated for A Cambodian Spring.
Olivia Colman wins for The Favourite at the Golden Globes #IrishAbroad: Olivia Colman wins a Golden Globe for Irish produced comedy The Favourite - Olivia Colman won Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes for Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite, produced by Element Pictures.
The Favourite #IrishFilm: Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite secures five Golden Globe nominations - Element Pictures' production The Favourite secured Golden Globe® nominations across five leading categories including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Killian Scott and Sarah Green in Dublin Murders. Copyright Fremantle #IrishTV: US network Starz acquire rights to new Irish series Dublin Murders - US premium channel Starz has acquired the rights to Dublin Murders, an 8 part TV series based on Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad books.
The Favourite #IrishAbroad: Irish production The Favourite opens big in America - The Favourite has had a huge opening weekend at the US Box-Office with a stunning $105,500 per theatre average, the highest of any film since La La Land two years ago.
Dublin Oldschool #Competition: Win a copy of Dublin Oldschool, available on DVD and VOD from November 9th - Dublin Oldschool will be released on DVD & On Demand on November 9th. To celebrate we have three copies of the film to give away to our readers.
The Favourite #Review: The Favourite (BFI London Film Festival) - With three marvellous leads and a stunning look, Yorgos Lanthimos' finest feature yet is intelligent, quick-witted and monstrously funny.
Calm With Horses #IrishFilm: First image released for Nick Rowland’s Calm With Horses - The first image from Ripper Street director Nick Rowland's Irish-made drama Calm With Horses depicts lead Cosmo Jarvis and Irish actor Barry Keoghan.

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