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 .




Element Pictures had much to celebrate last night at the Old Billingsgate in London where Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE FAVOURITE sweeped the boards and picked up a record-breaking 10 wins at the British Independent Film awards.

The Irish produced film scooped some of the major awards including the night’s main prize, best British Independent Film, as well as Best Director for Lanthimos and best Screenplay for writers Deborah Davis and Tony Mcnamara. Following her win at Venice, Olivia Colman picked up the award for Best Actress with her co-star Rachel Weisz winning best-supporting actress.

These awards for THE FAVOURITE comes 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 currently has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes and is being hotly tipped for Oscars.

Commenting on last night’s wins, Element Pictures Producer Ed Guiney said “I’m thrilled for all involved in THE FAVOURITE, we had a wonderful cast and crew who worked on this film led by visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos and we’re all hugely grateful to BIFA for this massive recognition. “

Other wins on the night for THE FAVOURITE were best casting for Dixie Chassay, best cinematography for Robbie Ryan, best costume design for Sandy Powell, best makeup and hair design for Nadia Stacey and best production design for Fiona Crombie.

Alessandro Nivola picked up an award for best-supporting actor for his role in Sebastian Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, also produced by Element Pictures.

THE FAVOURITE will be released in Ireland on January 1st through Fox Searchlight and DISOBEDIENCE is in cinemas now.

THE FAVOURITE stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and director Lanthimos following award-winning films THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. The film was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and partly post-produced in Dublin. Element’s previous productions include the Oscar-winning ROOM and THE GUARD.

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.


We’re delighted to share with you the Irish & UK trailer for THE LITTLE STRANGER.

Based on Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel, THE LITTLE STRANGER is Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson’s first film since his acclaimed 2015 movie, Room. 

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

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.  



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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.


Domhnall Gleeson

Ruth Wilson

Will Poulter

Charlotte Rampling



Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Writer: Lucinda Coxon

Producers: Gail Egan, Andrea Calderwood, Ed Guiney

Executive Producers: Cameron McCracken, Daniel Battsek, Andrew Lowe, Celine Haddad, Tim O’Shea



THE LITTLE STRANGER will be released in cinemas in Q4 2018












Element Pictures are delighted to announce that shooting will wrap this week on ROSIE, a new feature directed by Paddy Breathnach (VIVA, I WENT DOWN) and penned by award-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle (THE COMMITMENTS, WHEN BRENDAN MET TRUDY). ROSIE stars Sarah Greene (NOBLE, REBELLION) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (VIKINGS, HANDSOME DEVIL) as her partner John Paul.

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 Roddy Doyle’s first original screenplay in 18 years and is a direct response to the current housing crisis in Ireland: ‘One morning, in late 2016, I was listening to the radio news and heard a young woman describing how she’d spent the previous day in her car, with her children, trying to find a place to stay that night.  I thought to myself as I listened: ‘That’s the story.’  I immediately went upstairs to my office and started writing the script.’

Director Paddy Breathnach commented: ‘Roddy’s script hooked me immediately. I found it compelling and pure. For me, it’s about the resilience and love of a family who find themselves under mounting pressure to find a place to stay for a night. There’s a tension, sadness, and humour in it that I knew could make a film about homelessness in an immediate and deeply human way.

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 Irish Film Board Executive Producer.

Recent Element Productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and Lenny Abrahamson’s Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning ROOM. Upcoming productions include Lanthimos’ THE FAVOURITE, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz; Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, starring Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola and Lenny Abrahamson’s THE LITTLE STRANGER starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.

ROSIE was shot in and around Dublin over the last four weeks and is backed by the Irish Film Board, Element Pictures Distribution and BAI.

Irish and UK audiences will get the chance to see ROSIE this Autumn when it’s released through Element Pictures Distribution.

For further information on ROSIE please email or call 00353 1 6185032


Element Pictures Distribution, The Audi Dublin International Film Festival and Parallel Films are excited to announce that the world premiere of Mark O’Rowe’s film directorial debut THE DELINQUENT SEASON is now scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th in Cineworld, Dublin with all talent in attendance. Starring Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Dunkirk, Free Fire), Catherine Walker (Critical), Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn) and Andrew Scott (Spectre, Sherlock, Denial), THE DELINQUENT SEASON will hit cinemas across Ireland on April 27th.

THE DELINQUENT SEASON is a tense drama which revolves around two couples in suburban Dublin – Jim and Danielle and Yvonne and Chris. On paper, they both appear to live in marital bliss, until an altercation between one couple occurs and cracks begin to appear in both of these seemingly steady marriages. The Delinquent Season is an examination of love, lust and family relationships and asks the question how well do any of us really know each other?

Speaking on the release O’ Rowe commented that ‘It was a privilege to work with such an amazing cast and crew on The Delinquent Season, and I am thrilled to be launching the film with The Dublin International Film Festival on April 25th.’

Writer/director O ’Rowe has several key writing credits to his name, including the award-winning Intermission (IFTA winner for Best Script in 2003), Boy A (BAFTA-nominated in two categories), Perrier’s Bounty (2010) and Broken (nominated for Best Screenplay at BIFA 2012).

Director of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival Grainne Humphreys commented ‘We are delighted to celebrate the world premiere of Mark O’Rowe’s debut feature The Delinquent Season – it’s a beautifully calibrated portrait of married life, of secrets and lies – those we tell others and the ones we tell ourselves. Superbly acted with four actors at the top of their game

Producer Ruth Coady commented ‘ We are privileged and excited to premiere The Delinquent Season at this year’s ADIFF. Mark O Rowe’s stunning directorial debut is a beautiful, poignant and searingly honest portrayal of marriage and human emotions and we are delighted to showcase the film and the work of the very finest Irish actors and crew at this wonderful festival. ‘

THE DELINQUENT SEASON is produced by Alan Moloney (Siege of Jadotville, Intermission, Mary Shelley) and Ruth Coady (Siege of Jadotville, Mary Shelley) of Parallel Films. Executive producers are Dixie Linder and Nick Marston of Cuba Pictures, and the film was shot on location in Dublin, with support from the Irish Film Board, RTE, and BFI.

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Element Pictures’ brand new cinema on wheels, Road House, pulled up outside Light House Cinema, on Smithfield Square, to screen the Oscar-nominated film  I, TONYA a brilliantly executed biopic with a satirical edge starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney. The newly refurbished 96 seater cinema, launched the same day as Element Pictures opens the new much-anticipated 3 screen cinema Pálás in Galway city. Road House is kitted out with a state of the art digital projector and surround sound system to deliver a pristine cinematic experience to film lovers, anytime, anywhere.

I, TONYA will screen daily in Road House until March 2nd  and tickets are on sale now at Light House Cinema.

Following its debut outside the Light House on Smithfield Square, Road House will travel around the country visiting film, comedy and music festivals as well as school and community screenings. Road House is also available for private and corporate hire.

Please note that tickets must be collected from Light House and all food and drinks purchased in Light House can be enjoyed in Road House.


To hire Road House please contact Emer O‘Reilly, Operations Co-Ordinator,   01 524 1242  086 4670609



Element Pictures are delighted to announce Pálás will open to the public this Friday, February 23rd. The much-anticipated cinema will bring an eclectic mix of the best new Irish and international films along with classics, foreign language, animated films, shorts, documentaries, special events & festivals to a great local cinema going audience in Galway.  All the films that will screen over the opening weekend are hotly tipped for Oscar wins including LADYBIRD starring Saoirse Ronan,  Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER and I, TONYA with Margot Robbie in the lead role. The restaurant will also be serving up seasonal, colourful and hearty dishes throughout the opening weekend .

Speaking in advance of the opening, Element Pictures’ Director Andrew Lowe commented:”We are so thrilled to finally open the doors to Pálás this weekend. It has been a long road and we would not be at this point without the patience and support of all the funders led by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Galway City Council, the skill and care of our design team, led by Tom dePaor, and of our contractors JJ Rhatigans and their team of sub-contractors. Ed and I would like to acknowledge the passion, commitment and collaboration of Lelia Doolan and her colleagues in Solas who initiated this project and brought us in to operate and complete the construction phase.  As with our sister cinema the Light House in Dublin, we fully believe Pálás will now be at the heart of the cultural life in the city and we look forward to getting to know our Galway audience and ensuring that a visit to Pálás is a unique experience.”

The cinema, designed by architect Tom de Paor, was initiated, and developed by Solas Galway Picture Palace Teoranta. Financial support for Pálás has been received from Galway City Council, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board, An Comhairle Ealaíon/the Arts Council, The Western Development Commission, Element Pictures and film and business support from individuals and companies.  Element has worked closely with the design team and the main contractor JJ Rhatigan to oversee the completion of works and to deliver a state-of-the-art contemporary arthouse cinema to Galway.

Tickets will be available to buy from tomorrow at 18.00 on

For further information please contact or call 00353 1 485 3999

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Following the news last week that Ken Wardrop’s MAKING THE GRADE has been selected for the prestigious SXSW film festival please find trailer links below



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MAKING THE GRADE invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. These exams can be pleasing for some but daunting for others. Each student has their own goal but reaching Grade Eight is considered a pinnacle. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades. This is a story of the transformative power of music and the pride and happiness it provides both the students and teachers. It may inspire us all to keep making the grade.

The filmmakers travelled the length and breadth of the country to film with teachers and their students as they prepared for their piano grade exams. The film features characters from as far afield as Kylemore Abbey in the West, to Derry City in the North and down to Crosshaven, Cork in the South.

MAKING THE GRADE is directed by Ken Wardrop and produced by Andrew Freedman. MAKING THE GRADE is a Reel Art film funded by the Arts Council




Pálás Cinema, 15 Lower Merchants Road, Galway, will be opening in early 2018. Come and join our team, and work in this state of the art & unique city centre venue housing a 3 screen cinema, bespoke restaurant and beautifully designed bar. This is an exciting opportunity for a hospitality focused individual with a love of both food and film to join our dedicated team.

Duty Manager

Reporting to the Front of House Manager, the Duty Manager is responsible for the

smooth operation of the Cinema offering the best possible customer service, the preparation and showing of films and other content throughout the Cinema and to provide technical and maintenance support for the Cinema as required.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage the operations of the shift so that customer service is at the best possible level.
  • Open and closing the building in accordance with the cinema’s procedures; dealing with any emergency and venue issues appropriately and reporting as necessary.
  • Ensure the building is run in accordance with fire regulations and licensing conditions and that the health & safety of staff and customers is never compromised.
  • Manage the staff on duty effectively including providing direction, training and feedback and allocating tasks to maximise the use of staff on duty.
  • Maintain standards so that all work areas are clean, tidy and well displayed at all times, that deliveries are dealt with at the earliest opportunity and that stock rooms are tidy with stock stored correctly.
  • Take responsibility for stock and money throughout the shift, ensuring that records are accurate, that tickets and products are sold correctly and that cash is stored in accordance with the Company’s insurance and security requirements.
  • Prepare films and other content for screenings in a timely manner, with due care to avoid damaging material; securing films and other content appropriately and preparing films and other content correctly for onwards transport.
  • Maintain projection, sound and other AV equipment to ensure it is operating correctly, safely and to its optimum technical capacity.
  • Alert the General Manager about projection technical issues and building maintenance issues that you are unable to resolve.
  • Ensure all work practices are carried out in keeping with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act.
  • Ensure all work areas under your control are maintained in a clean and safe manner to avoid hazards.
  • Participate in cross functional training as assigned from time to time.
  • Carry out any other instruction from the General Manager or other Manager of Element Pictures as assigned.

Please send applications outlining relevant experience to

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th January.

We do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies for this search