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Element Pictures is an Irish film and television drama production company , independent film distribution company and cinema.[1][2] Element Pictures has produced or co-produced and distributed more than 30 films.[3] as well as a number of television shows.


Element Pictures was founded in 2001 by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe.[3][4]

The company often co-produces with or arranges funding from Irish government film organizations, including Film4 and TV3.[2][5][6]

The company has operated Light House Cinema since January 2012,[7] Element also owns and operates a distribution company Volta.[8]

In 2015 the company co-produced the television series Red Rock with TV3[6][9] as well as the feature film The Lobster.[10]

Also in 2015 Element Pictures received three Independent Spirit Award nominations/[11] and its co-production, Lenny Abrahamson's Room, was nominated for three Golden Globe awards.[12][13]



  1. ^ "William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Brie Larson in 'Room'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ a b "'The Lobster' cracks UK deal". Screen Daily, 1 May 2015 | By Andreas Wiseman
  3. ^ a b "European Co-Production Award – Prix EURIMAGES for Ed Guiney". ITFN, 17 November 2014
  4. ^ Angus Finney (10 October 2014). The International Film Business: A Market Guide Beyond Hollywood. Taylor & Francis. pp. 119–. ISBN 978-1-136-29502-7.
  5. ^ "‘Room’ Helmer Lenny Abrahamson To Make Movie About Emile Griffith, Bisexual Brawler Who Killed Gay-Baiting Opponent".. Deadline, by Mike Fleming Jr 13 November 2015
  6. ^ a b "Red Rock's Dublin accents may need subtitles for US audiences". The Independent, Melanie Finn 18/12/2015
  7. ^ "Ribbon cut on reopened Light House" and the Pálas Cinema in Galway since 2018. Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, Dublin, Ireland, 17 January 2012. Retrieved on 31 October2012.
  8. ^ "RTE", Dublin, Ireland, 26 January 2012. Retrieved on 31 October 2012.
  9. ^ "‘Red Rock’ builds to shock death – but what next for its producers?" Irish Times. 10 December 2015, Laura Slattery
  10. ^ "End of Year: The Scannain Top 10 Irish films of 2015". Scannian
  11. ^ "Irish film ‘Room’ gets three Independent Spirit Award nominations" IFTN. 25 November 2015 : Seán Brosnan
  12. ^ "Fassbender and Ronan nominated in Golden Globes". Irish Times. 10 December 2015, Donald Clarke
  13. ^ "Sue Bruce Smith Leads Film4 Into Awards Season". Variety, 2 December 2015 | Leo Barraclough
  14. ^ We all loved The Guard, so what's next for Element Pictures? on | what's happening?
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  16. ^ Historical bank investment in Sorrentino's latest film, starring Sean Penn - Cineuropa
  17. ^ "Sundance Film Review: 'Glassland'". Variety.
  18. ^ 'Moonfleet', starring Ray Winstone, Wraps Irish Shoot this Sat 20 July | The Irish Film & Television Network
  19. ^ Dark Touch: Film Review - The Hollywood Reporter

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