ELEMENT DISTRIBUTION ACQUIRE ANDY AND RYAN TOHILL’S DEBUT FEATURE THE DIG

Element Distribution is delighted to announce that Andy and Ryan Tohill’s debut feature film THE DIG will be released in select Irish cinemas on April 26th. The film boasts a stellar cast; including Moe Dunford (Rosie, Black 47, Handsome Devil), Lorcan Cranitch (Les Misérables, Love Rosie, Dancing at Lughnasa ), Emily Taaffe (War & Peace, Beast, Little Bird) and Francis Magee (Game of Thrones, Jimmy’s Hall, Justice League). In 2018, the film won Best Irish Feature at the 30th Galway Film Fleadh and screened at the prestigious Canadian film festival TIFF.

 

Commenting on the film’s release Andy and Ryan Tohill said “Our dedicated cast and crew endured winter wind and rain, on the bogland of Antrim for three weeks of creative chaos. It is the relentless passion and professionalism of that team, who forged this film into existence. Now that Element Picture Distribution have joined us on the journey, we are humbled and thrilled to share THE DIG with audiences across Ireland.”

 

After serving fifteen years for murder, Callahan (Dunford) returns home to find Sean, his victim’s grieving father, searching for the body on an endless bog. When Callahan asks the local police officer to remove the man from his land, he soon realizes that the police and community want the killer in their midst gone for good. With no memory of the murder and no way of stopping Sean, Callahan’s only option is to join The Dig. Sean’s disapproving daughter Roberta watches this uneasy alliance unfold and as they dig closer to the truth, Callahan hopes he will soon find the closure he has been searching for.

 

The screenplay was written by Belfast native Stuart Drennan and developed through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme with Lottery funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. THE DIG was shot entirely in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen Fund supported by Invest NI and from post production house, Yellow Moon.

ROSIE ON DVD AND DEMAND APRIL 5TH

Following its recent acclaimed theatrical release in the UK, Element Distribution are pleased to announce ROSIE will be available on DVD & Digital in Ireland and the UK on April 5th and 8th respectively.

In ROSIE, award-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle brings his signature brand of warmth and authenticity to a modern story of a Dublin family who have found themselves with nowhere left to go. Hailed as the most important Irish film of the year, ROSIE follows a young mother as she searches to find a room for the night for her family – a tense race against time as the hours count down and their options run out.

Set over 36 hours, ROSIE tracks a normal family faced with impossible choices and exposes just how easy it is to slip through the cracks. Directed by Paddy Breathnach and starring Sarah Greene (Black 47, Penny Dreadful) and Moe Dunford (Vikings, Handsome Devil), ROSIE is a cinematic tour de force about love, family and how you protect your children when you have nowhere to call home.

ROSIE will be available digitally from a range of platforms, including: iTunes, Virgin Media, SKY, Amazon, Google Play and Volta. Irish DVD stockists include Tesco, Supervalu, Tower Records, Golden Discs, Amazon, Easons, and HMV and FOPP stores in the UK.

Funded by Screen Ireland, Element Distribution and BAI, ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass.
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are Executive Producers for Element Pictures and Dearbhla Regan is the Screen Ireland Executive Producer.

IRISH PRODUCTION ‘THE FAVOURITE’ RECEIVES TEN ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATIONS

Tuesday January 22 2019: There was much to celebrate in Element Picture’s Dublin offices today as their latest film THE FAVOURITE was nominated for an incredible ten Academy Awards®. Following her Golden Globe win, lead actress Olivia Colman continues to impress with another nomination with best supporting actress noms for both Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.  Irishman Robbie Ryan was honoured with a nomination for cinematography and Yorgos Lanthimos is up for best director.

 

THE FAVOURITE also secured a nomination in the hotly-contested best picture category. This is Element Picture’s second best picture nomination at the Oscars, following their ROOM nomination 3 years ago. Element Pictures is the only Irish company to ever have secured two best picture nominations and with 10 nominations for THE FAVOUIRTE  it is now the most nominated Irish film ever at the Oscars.

 

Other nominations were Original Screenplay for Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara ,Production Design for Fiona Crombie and Alice Fenton, Film Editing for Yorgos Mavropsaridi and Costume Design for Sandy Powell.

 

Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe commented “We are in LA and jet lagged so we were wide awake and ready to watch the awards at whatever ungodly hour it was. Its incredible to get this recognition – maybe because the film has been so challenging to pull together over such a long time its all the sweeter. Huge congratulations to all the nominees and we are especially delighted that Yorgos got the nod for director – more than with most movies, its all down to him. We are dying to get back to Dublin to celebrate with our gang at Element who have all been such brilliant fellow travellers on the journey. And of course huge gratitude to Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.”

 

 

The 91st Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 24th, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

 

 

THE FAVOURITE has been a critical and box-office hit since it premiered on the Lido in Venice last August where it scooped the Grand Jury Prize and Olivia Colman won Best Actress. In December the film dominated the BIFA’s (British Independent Film Awards) with a record-breaking 10 awards on the night and is currently a box-office smash in the US grossing over $22m to date. The film opened in Ireland and the UK on January first and went straight to No2 in the box office that day.

 

 

THE FAVOURITE stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and director Yorgos Lanthimos following award-winning films THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER.

 

The film was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and was partly post produced in Dublin. It is currently playing in Irish cinemas, released through Fox Searchlight.

 

THE FAVOURITE is written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara and is produced by Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures. Other producers include Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos. The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.

ROSIE IS UK BOUND

Following massive critical acclaim and sold-out screenings in Ireland, Element Pictures Distribution are delighted to announce that ROSIE will be released in the UK on March 8th. ROSIE premiered last September in TIFF and was subsequently named as one of The Hollywood Reporter Critics’ 25 favourite films from the Fall festivals.

 

ROSIE is directed by Paddy Breathnach (VIVA, I WENT DOWN) and penned by award-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle (THE COMMITMENTS, WHEN BRENDAN MET TRUDY) and stars Sarah Greene (NOBLE, REBELLION) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (VIKINGS, HANDSOME DEVIL) as her partner John Paul.

 

Commenting on the upcoming release, Director Breathnach said “I’m thrilled that UK audiences will have the opportunity to view ROSIE on the big screen. We had some fantastic screenings at the BFI London Film Festival last year and are looking forward to bringing the film back to the UK this March.”

 

   RTÉ ★★★★★

An essential watch

 

IRISH TIMES ★★★★

It burns with a raw, insistent urgency. There are essential truths here

 

JOE.ie ★★★★★

Couldn’t be more timely or more topical if it tried

 

SUNDAY BUSINESS POST  ★★★★★

Gripping portrayal of a family on the edge

 

THE HERALD  ★★★★★

Powerful story-telling     

 

 THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Quietly heart-breaking

                           

 

 

To date, key international territories where ROSIE has sold include France, Portugal, Scandinavia & Poland with sales also confirmed to China, Taiwan Israel and the Middle East. Next week ROSIE will screen at the 48th International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

 

ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Finding a room, even for a night, is a tough job and finding somewhere permanent to live is even harder. Within the confines of their car, Rosie and John Paul strive to maintain a loving home while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. ROSIE examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass. Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are Executive Producers for Element Pictures and Dearbhla Regan is Screen Ireland’s Executive Producer. ROSIE is backed by Screen Ireland, Element Pictures Distribution , BAI and RTÉ.

 

ROSIE will be available on DVD and On Demand in Ireland on April 5th and the UK on April 8th

 

IRISH PRODUCTION ‘THE FAVOURITE’ LANDS FIVE GOLDEN GLOBE NOMS

Element Pictures’ Production THE FAVOURITE continues on its award path with Golden Globe® nominations across five leading categories including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay and a Best Actress nomination for Olivia Colman in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Supporting Actress noms for both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

This follows Golden Globe nominations for previous Element productions including THE GUARD, ROOM and THE LOBSTER.

Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe commented ‘These nominations are a brilliant tribute to the team behind THE FAVOURITE including our director Yorgos Lanthimos and our incredible cast and crew. They  will also really help spur the positive box office in the US and beyond.

THE FAVOURITE has been a critical and festival hit since it premiered on the Lido in Venice in August where it scooped the Grand Jury Prize and Olivia Colman won Best Actress. Last  weekend the film dominated the BIFA’s (British Independent Film Awards) with a record-breaking 10 awards on the night. It is currently performing strongly at the US box office where it had the highest per screen average on its opening weekend  since LA LA LAND, two years ago.

These nominations come on the back of rave reviews from US press including The New York Times  (‘wildly entertaining’), USA Today (‘an abundantly entertaining gem’), The Los Angeles Times (‘a devious delight’), The Wall Street Journal (‘sizzling hot’) and Rolling Stone (‘a bawdy, brilliant triumph’).

THE FAVOURITE stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and director Yorgos Lanthimos following award-winning films THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER.

The film was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and was partly post produced in Dublin. It will be released in Ireland in January 2019 through Fox Searchlight.

THE FAVOURITE is written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara and is produced by Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures. Other producers include Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos. The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.

The 76th annual Golden Globe® awards will take place on, January 6th 2019 .

 

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL ON DVD AND ON DEMAND NOVEMBER 9TH

Element Pictures Distribution are delighted to announce that DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL will be released on DVD & On Demand on November 9th.  Directed and co-written by Dave Tynan (Heartbreak, Just Sayin’) and starring Emmet Kirwan (’71, Heartbreak), Ian Lloyd Anderson (Love/Hate, Game of Thrones), Seána Kerslake (A Date for Mad Mary, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope) and Sarah Greene (Rosie, Rebellion).

 

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL tells the story of Jason, a wannabe DJ, on a drug- fueled trip through the streets of Dublin as he stumbles from one session to another. Somewhere between the DJs, decks, and drug busts he stumbles across a familiar face from the past, his brother Daniel.

 

Daniel, an educated heroin addict, is living on the streets. The brothers haven’t seen or spoken to each other in years but over a lost weekend they reconnect and reminisce over raves, tunes and their troubled past. Two brothers living very different lives might have more in common than they think.

 

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL will be available On Demand from platforms including iTunes, Virgin Media, SKY, Amazon, Google Play and Volta from November 9th in Ireland and November 11th in the UK.  DVD stockists include Tower Records, Golden Discs, Tesco stores, Amazon, Easons and HMV and FOPP stores in the UK.

 

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL is directed by Dave Tynan and co-written by Dave Tynan and Emmet Kirwan, produced by Mike Donnelly, Dave Leahy with Liam Ryan as associate producer, Rory Gilmartin serving as executive producer for Element Pictures and Lesley McKimm as executive producer for Screen Ireland. Production support for the project came from the Screen Ireland and Windmill Lane Pictures.

 

Available to purchase: https://www.dublinoldschool.ie/

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ROSIE SELECTED FOR LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, WATCH NEWLY RELEASED TRAILER BELOW – IN CINEMAS OCTOBER 12

Following today’s announcement that ROSIE will screen at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival in October, we’re delighted to share the newly released trailer and poster.

 

Please download trailer links below;

 

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/287396402

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqEc-cRsFxM&feature=youtu.be

 

Download high-red poster here: http://elementdistribution.ie/media/rosie/

 

ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Over 36 hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to find somewhere to stay while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. ROSIE examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

Paddy Breathnach (I Went DownViva) directs ROSIE, a film that explores the quietly apocalyptic ramifications of Ireland’s housing crisis, from a screenplay by Roddy Doyle (The Commitments, The Snapper) and starring Sarah Greene (Penny DreadfulRebellionBlack 47) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (VikingsHandsome Devil) as her partner John Paul.

ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass. Roddy Doyle serves as Executive Producer alongside Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, who previously brought us The Lobster and Room. Dearbhla Regan is executive producer for Screen Ireland.

ROSIE was shot in and around Dublin and is backed by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTÉ and Element Pictures Distribution.

 

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ROSIE selected to screen at 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

Element Pictures are delighted to announce that Paddy Breathnach’s much anticipated film ROSIE will receive its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. ROSIE will screen in the Contemporary World Cinema section which provides a global snapshot of the best cinema from around the world. This marks the 8th Element produced film to be selected for TIFF; previous films include What Richard Did, Room and The Lobster.

ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Over 36 hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to find somewhere to stay while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. ROSIE examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

Paddy Breathnach (I Went DownViva) directs ROSIE, a film that explores the quietly apocalyptic ramifications of Ireland’s housing crisis, from a screenplay by Roddy Doyle (The Commitments, The Snapper) and starring Sarah Greene (Penny DreadfulRebellionBlack 47) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (VikingsHandsome Devil) as her partner John Paul.

Speaking on the selection Breathnach commented “I loved making ROSIE and am thrilled it’ll have its first screening and begin its life in Toronto.”

Writer Roddy Doyle added : ‘’I was angry when I started work on the script that became ROSIE.  I was proud to be involved in its production, and it was a pleasure to watch Paddy Breathnach, the Element producers, and the cast and crew at work.  Now, I’m delighted that the film is to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Toronto audiences love their movies and I’m sure they’ll give ROSIE a good reception.  I wish, in many ways, that I hadn’t felt the need to write ROSIE – but I can’t wait for Irish audiences to see it in October.’’

ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass. Roddy Doyle serves as Executive Producer alongside Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, who previously brought us The Lobster and Room. Dearbhla Regan is executive producer for Screen Ireland.

ROSIE was shot in and around Dublin and is backed by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTÉ and Element Pictures Distribution.

21st SEPTEMBER RELEASE DATE SET FOR THE LITTLE STRANGER

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter &

Charlotte Rampling

Lenny Abrahamson’s THE LITTLE STRANGER, based on Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel, will be released in Irish cinemas  on 21st September 2018.

Speaking on the release, Abrahamson commented:  “I’m excited to bring ‘The Little Stranger’ to an audience. Sarah’s novel is hypnotic and genre breaking and I couldn’t forget it. I hope we’ve done it justice – I think we have.”

Having watched the film, Sarah Waters commented: The moment THE LITTLE STRANGER finished, I wanted to watch it again. The product of a perfect combination of things – genius direction, a great script, masterly acting, lush cinematography – it’s a complex, poignant, terrifically unsettling film. I couldn’t wish for a better adaptation of the novel.”

 

The film stars Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn) as Dr Faraday; Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as Caroline Ayres; BAFTA winner Will Poulter (The Revenant) as Roderick Ayres; and Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) as Mrs Ayres.

THE LITTLE STRANGER is a darkly mysterious drama adapted for the big screen by BAFTA nominee Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl).

 

THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked.  The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries.  But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life.  When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

The film is directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Oscar nominated for Room)produced by Gail Egan (The Constant Gardener), Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) and Ed Guiney (Room); and executive produced by Cameron McCracken for Pathé, Daniel Battsek for Film4, Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, Celine Haddad for the Irish Film Board and Tim O’Shea for Ingenious.

Director of Photography is Ole Birkeland (The CrownAmerican Animals), with Costumes by Steven Noble (BAFTA nominee for The Theory of Everything) and Hair and Make-Up by Sian Grigg (Oscar nominee for The Revenant).  Simon Elliott (The Iron Lady and BAFTA TV winner for Bleak House) is Production Designer; Nathan Nugent (Room) Editor; and the Music is by Stephen Rennicks (Room).

THE LITTLE STRANGER is a Pathé, Film4, Irish Film Board and Ingenious presentation of a Potboiler Production in association with Element Films.  The film was developed by Film4 with Potboiler and Element Films.

Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland; and Focus Features acquired the film from Pathe International for distribution throughout the rest of the world.

Running time:  1hour 52 minutes

Certificate: 12A TBC

THE LITTLE STRANGER tie-in edition will be published by Virago on the 23rd August, price £8.99

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPDA7Z1c-Eg

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IRISH PREMIERE AT GALWAY FILM FLEADH THIS JULY WITH CINEMA RELEASE IN AUGUST

Element Pictures Distribution and Kew Media are delighted to announce that Maurice Sweeney’s I, DOLOURS will have its Irish Premiere this July as part of the 30th Galway Film Fleadh with an Irish release following on August 31st.

I, DOLOURS is a cinematic yet intimate and complex portrait of Dolours Price, militant IRA activist, hunger striker and vocal opponent of the peace process who two years before she died gave a filmed interview on condition that it would not be broadcast in her lifetime. Now for the first time her story can be told in full and entirely in her own words. This shocking film brings us deep inside the IRA and charts one woman’s journey from passionate idealist into disillusioned cynic, haunted by the memories of the terrible things she did for a cause she once so strongly believed in, she killed for it but, for which she believes was ultimately betrayed.

Dolours Price resists easy stereotyping – she was a ruthless revolutionary/terrorist who didn’t shirk any task, however brutal. She demanded her equal place among the male-dominated members of the IRA and was pitiless in her scorn for those who didn’t share her total commitment. She was also a beautiful, charismatic woman, loving mother, devoted sister and friend. She was passionate but fragile, dogmatic, yet tortured. Fascinating, moving and at times deeply disturbing – this is her story.

Director Sweeney commented “The story behind I DOLOURS fascinated me from day one.  This was a view of The Troubles from “The Inside” and Dolours never wavered in her honesty.  It was a very hard but rewarding film to make, dealing with death, force feeding and radicalisation.  I’m really excited and honoured to present the Irish premier of it at the Galway Film Fleadh. “

I, DOLOURS is directed by Maurice Sweeney and produced by Nuala Cunnigham and Ed Moloney with backing from Screen Ireland.

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyJAIrbZE48&feature=youtu.be

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