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Element Pictures is an award-winning film and drama production company run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin, London and Belfast.
Recent film and television productions include include Lenny Abrahamson’s award-winning series NORMAL PEOPLE (BBC Three / HULU), based on Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel and Yorgos Lanthimos’ Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning THE FAVOURITE.
Previous film productions include all of Lenny Abrahamson’s films, including Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning ROOM, THE LITTLE STRANGER and Yorgos Lanthimos’ English language films THE LOBSTER (Jury Prize, Cannes), THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and; as well as Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE.
Current television and film productions include Nancy Harris’ comedy drama series THE DRY; the television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS (BBC Three / HULU) and Sebastián Lelio’s THE WONDER, with Florence Pugh.
Upcoming television and film productions include Shane Meadows’ period drama debut THE GALLOWS POLE (BBC); and Yorgos Lanthimos’ POOR THINGS (Searchlight Pictures), starring Emma Stone and Stephen William’s historical biopic CHEVALIER (Searchlight Pictures), starring Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Upcoming film releases include Sean Durkin’s THE NEST (BBC Films / FilmNation); Phyllida Lloyd’s HERSELF; and Joanna Hogg’s THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER (BBC Films and A24) and THE SOUVENIR PART II (BBC Films and A24), both executive produced by Martin Scorsese. THE SOUVENIR PART II enjoyed its world premiere at Directors’ Fortnight 2021.
Element Pictures also runs a distribution company in Ireland as well as the Light House Cinema in Dublin and Pálás Cinema in Galway.
NORMAL PEOPLE 2020
Format: Tv Series
Director: Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie Macdonald
Screenplay: Sally Rooney, Alice Birch, Mark O'Rowe
Cast: Paul Mescal, Daisy Edgar-Jones
In a school in a small-town west of Ireland, Connell (Paul Mescal) is a well-liked, good looking and athletic football player. Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) is a proud, intimidating and unpopular loner who actively avoids her classmates and challenges teachers’ authority. Sparks fly between the two when Connell comes to pick up his mother Lorraine (Sarah Greene) from her job at Marianne’s house and a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers – one they are determined to conceal from their peers. A compulsive modern love story, Normal People sees the pair weave in and out of each other’s lives and explores just how complicated intimacy and young love can be.
Nominated for two Golden Globes, including Best Television Motion Picture,
four Emmys and seven BAFTAs, with a win for Paul Mescal in the Male Lead Category.
THE FAVOURITE 2019
Format: Feature Film
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Screenplay: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Cast: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone
THE FAVOURITE is a story of sex and love, friendship and betrayal, envy and passion amongst three women: Queen Anne, Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and Abigail Masham. The film is an Eighteenth Century psychological drama and true story set at the heart of Queen Anne’s court where these three women govern Great Britain – and each other - from the royal bedchamber. . .
Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture (with a win for Olivia Colman in the Best Actress Category), five Golden Globes (including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy), twelve BAFTAs, thirteen BIFAs (with a win for Yorgos Lanthimos for Best Director), thirteen Critic's Choice Awards, nine European Film Awards and an Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film
Format: Feature Film
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Screenplay: Emma Donoghue
Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay
Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child. After 5-year-old Jack and his Ma escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. As he experiences all the joy, excitement and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all – his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma.
Nominated for four Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay), two BAFTAS (a win for Brie Larson as Best Actress), four Critic's Choice Awards, three Golden Globes (another win for Brie Larson), three Independent Spirit Awards (including a win for Emma Donoghue - Best Adapted Screenplay) and two Screen Actor's Guild awards. Also nominated for Best Film at London Film Festival