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

Calm With Horses Calm With Horses to be released in Irish and UK cinemas on March 13th - Calm With Horses, the feature film debut of director Nick Rowland, will be jointly released in Irish and UK cinemas on 13th March 2020.
Making A Dublin Murder Panel Announced for FÍS TV Summit Making A Dublin Murder Panel Announced for FÍS TV Summit - Making a Dublin Murder panel announced for FÍS TV Summit which takes place in Galway on January 23rd.
Ed Guiney of Element Pictures receives the award for Best Comedy at the 32nd European Film Awards Element Pictures’ The Favourite wins big at 32nd European Film Awards - Irish production company Element Pictures' The Favourite has won 8 awards at the 32nd European Film Awards including Best Cinematography for Robbie Ryan.
Herself First image from Herself revealed as film sells internationally - Cornerstone Films inks deals and releases first image for director Phyllida Lloyd and writer/star Clare Dunne's female-driven Irish drama Herself.
Rosie Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie to get U.S. release from July 19th - Element Pictures has announced that Paddy Breathnach's Rosie will be released in the US on July 19th.
Element Pictures hires Jonny Richards as new Head of TV Development Element Pictures hires Jonny Richards as new Head of TV Development - Irish production company Element Pictures hires Jonny Richards as new Head of TV Development to bolser TV drama division.
#IrishTV: Principal photography begins Sally Rooney adaptation Normal People - Element Pictures announce that filming has commenced on the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People.
Dublin Old School - Image #IrishFilm: Dublin Oldschool to hit Netflix in UK and Ireland from June 1st - Element Distribution has announced that Dave Tynan's Dublin Oldschool, will be available on Netflix in Ireland and the UK from June 1st.
WRAP Fund Logo #Industry: Western Region Audiovisual Production Fund announces supported projects - Western Region Audiovisual Production Fund (WRAP Fund) has announced the projects which have received offers of support since the fund's foundation.
Rosie #Competition: Win a copy of Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie, available now on DVD and VOD - Element Distribution has given us three copies of Paddy Breathnach's Rosie to give away to our readers. The film is now available on DVD & Digital.

About The Author

Managing Editor

Founder and Managing Editor of Scannain. Head of Business Affairs at Treasure Entertainment. If found please return to a cinema. Always willing to lend a hand to an Irish film, actor or director in need.