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

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.
Calm With Horses Watch the trailer for new Irish dram Calm With Horses - Element Distribution and Altitude have released the first trailer for Calm With Horses, which they will release in Ireland and the UK on March 13th.
Herself Amazon Studios acquires North American rights to Herself - Amazon Studios has acquired the North American rights to Phyllida Lloyd’s female-driven Irish drama Herself co-written by and starring Clare Dunne
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.

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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.