Deadline is reporting former Irish Film Board project manager Rory Gilmartin has joined Element Pictures as an in-house producer with immediate effect.

In his role at the IFB Gilmartin worked closely with Element founders Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney, helping shepherd Element projects from page to screen including The Lobster and A Date for Mad Mary. Gilmartin also helped develop recent comedy hit The Young Offenders, forthcoming horror Without Name, early awards-favourite Maudie, and John Crowley’s Oscar-nominated drama Brooklyn. He brings years of Irish and international production experience with him, as prior to his role with the IFB he headed up production and development activities for Brilliant Films in the UK.

Deadline is reporting that Gimartin will be “responsible for building on Element’s track record for developing and producing ambitious feature films by Irish writing and directing talent for the local and international market.”

Commenting on the news Guiney and Lowe said:

We’re very excited to welcome Rory to Element and look forward to building our slate with him. His extensive knowledge of the industry and his talent relationships are a great fit for Element and his arrival will augment the capacity of our brilliant development and production team.

Gilmartin added:

I’m delighted to be joining Ed and Andrew at Element in such exciting times for the company. It’s been an incredible period for Irish film as a whole on the local and global stage and Element have been at the very centre of this. I’m excited to be joining the team to now help build further on their success.

Element Pictures are currently filming The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest feature The Killing of a Sacred Deer, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman; as well as being in pre-production on Lenny Abrahamson’s A Man’s World. Other projects on the horizon include Lanthimos’ The Favourite, Macbeth director Justin Kurzel’s Haven, and Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience.

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