About us

Element Pictures is an award-winning film and television production company run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin, London and Belfast.

Current films include Joanna Hogg’s THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER (BBC Films and A24) which had its World premiere at Venice Film Festival 2022; Sebastián Lelio’s THE WONDER (Netflix) which had its World premiere at Telluride Film Festival 2022; and Stephen William’s historical biopic CHEVALIER (Searchlight Pictures), which had its World premiere at Toronto Film Festival 2022.

Currently in post is Yorgos Lanthimos’ POOR THINGS (Searchlight Pictures/ Film4), starring Emma Stone, Mark Rufffalo and Willem Dafoe.

Recent television productions include the adaptations of Sally Rooney’s novels, CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS

(BBC Three / HULU), and the award-winning series NORMAL PEOPLE (BBC Three / HULU), both directed by Lenny Abrahamson; Nancy Harris’ eight-part comedy drama THE DRY (Britbox / ITV Studios / RTÉ); and co-production with Euston Films, THE DUBLIN MURDERS (BBC / Freemantle)

Currently in post is Shane Meadows’ period drama series THE GALLOWS POLE (BBC / A24).

Previous film productions also include Joanna Hogg’s THE SOUVENIR PART II (BBC Films and A24); Phyllida Lloyd’s HERSELF; Sean Durkin’s THE NEST; all of Lenny Abrahamson’s films including the Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning ROOM, and THE LITTLE STRANGER; Yorgos Lanthimos’ English language films THE LOBSTER (Jury Prize, Cannes), THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning THE FAVOURITE; and Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE.

In May 2022, Fremantle acquired a majority stake in Element Pictures to expand their capacity and continue producing television and film for international audiences. The deal was spearheaded by Fremantle group COO and continental Europe CEO Andrea Scrosati and Lorenzo De Maio, of De Maio Entertainment.

Element Pictures also runs a distribution company in Ireland as well as the Light House Cinema in Dublin and Pálás Cinema in Galway.


Herself (2020)
Calm With Horses (2020)
Normal People (2020)
Dublin Murders (2019)
The Favourite (2019)
The Little Stranger (2018)
Disobedience (2018)
Rosie (2018)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
A Date for Mad Mary (2016)
The Lobster (2016)
Rebellion (2016)
Room (2016)
Glassland (2015)
Red Rock (2015)
Quirke (2014)
Charlie (2014)
Frank (2014)
Jimmy’s Hall (2014)
Dark Touch (2013)
Just a Sigh (2013
Shadow Dancer (2013)
What Richard Did (2012)
This Must Be The Place (2012)
The Guard (2011)
Little Matador (2011)
Sluby Panienskie (2010)
Cracks (2010)
When Harvey Met Bob (2010)
Essential Killing (2010)
Zonad (2010)
All Good Children (2010)
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Garage (2007)
The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006)
Boy Eats Girl (2005)
Adam & Paul(2004)
Omagh (2004)
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Sweety Barrett (1998)
The Pipe
Little White Lie


Calm With Horses (2020)
The Dig (2019)
A Bump Along The Way (2019)
I,Dolores (2018)
The Little Stranger (2018)
Dublin Oldschool (2018)
Rosie (2018)
Making the Grade (2018)
Tomato Red (2017)
Without Name (2017)
Halal Daddy (2017)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
A Date for Mad Mary (2016)
The Legend of Longwood (2016)
The Lobster (2016)
Traders (2016)
The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
Mattress Men (2016)
The Flag (2016)
Room (2016)
You’re Ugly Too (2015)
Glassland (2015)
Older Than Ireland (2015)
Viva (2015)
Frank (2014)
Jimmy’s Hall (2014)
Jump (2013)
Mea Maxima Culpa (2013)
Pilgrim Hill (2013)
Silence (2013)
The Irish Pub (2013)
What Richard Did (2012)
This Must Be The Place (2012)
Girlfriend (2012)
Grabbers (2012)
Death of a Superhero (2011)
Sensation (2011)
Parked (2011)
The Runaway (2011)
The Guard (2011)
Turn me on Goddammit (2011)
As If I m Not There (2010)
Dreaming the Quiet Man (2010)
The Yellow Bittern (2009)
Waveriders (2009)
His & Hers (2009)
Wide Open Spaces (2009)
Kisses (2008)
The Escapist (2008)
Garage (2007)
Adam & Paul (2004)


Element Pictures – Shadow Directing Opportunities 


Element Pictures are welcoming applications from emerging directors for Shadow Director positions on upcoming Element Pictures productions across film and television.

The aim of this initiative is to offer directors a paid opportunity to shadow an established director, on selected dates, through the various stages from development to post-production on a specific project, with a goal to equip them with first-hand industry insight and practical professional experience.


Expressions of interest will be logged on our system and suitable applicants will be called for an interview when positions become available. Successful applicants will be offered the position of Shadow Director on one of our film or TV projects across the pre-production, production, and postproduction stages.

Who can apply:

We are looking for a diverse range of talented new directors (aged 18+) from across Ireland who have had previous experience in directing for screen and who believe that this opportunity would be an active step in helping them further their careers. To be eligible applicants should have directed at least one piece of audio-visual work, of any length.

How to apply: 

Please send your CV with a one-page cover detailing the following:

  • A short bio about yourself and your previous directing work.
  • A short paragraph on why you think you would benefit from this opportunity and your future ambitions.
  • Links to your previous directing work (A maximum of 3 samples).

When submitting please include SHADOW DIRECTOR in the email subject box and send to employmentenquiries@elementpictures.ie before 5pm on Friday 3rd February 2023. 

For more information please email info@elementpictures.ie.

If you are happy for us to keep your details on file as a reference for Element Pictures careers. info@elementpictures.ie
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