ELEMENT DISTRIBUTION TO RELEASE A BUMP ALONG THE WAY ON AUGUST 30TH

Filmed entirely in Derry and led by an all-female creative team, A BUMP ALONG THE WAY is directed by Shelly Love, written by Tess McGowan, produced by Louise Gallagher and executive produced by Roma Downey.  The film was funded by Northern Ireland Screen and Yellowmoon.

A BUMP ALONG THE WAY tells the story of fun-loving, 44-year-old single mum Pamela (Gallagher) who becomes pregnant following a one night-stand, much to the shame of her buttoned-up teenage daughter Allegra (Petticrew).  As Pamela deals with the prospect of becoming a mum for the second time and the growing pains of the disgruntled Allegra, the challenges they face along the way bring mother and daughter to a better understanding of themselves and each other.

Speaking on the acquisition Love commented “I couldn’t be more delighted that Element Distribution will be handling our film for distribution throughout Ireland. Having held Element in such high regard for some time I know our film will be in safe hands.  I am really excited to see how things will develop.

“Shelly, Tess and Louise have created a wonderful, heart-warming comedy in A BUMP ALONG THE WAY and we are delighted to work with this brilliant bunch of creative women in bringing the film to Irish audiences from August 30th said Karen O’Malley of Element Distribution.

Ahead of the films Aug 30th release, Galway Film Fleadh audiences can enjoy A BUMP ALONG THE WAY’s festival screening on Saturday 13th July at 17.45 in Town Hall Theatre. 

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.

WORLD PREMIERE FOR YORGOS LANTHIMOS’ THE FAVOURITE AT 75th VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Element Pictures are delighted to announce that Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE FAVOURITE will have its world premiere at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival which will take place at the Venice Lido from August 29th to September 8th, 2018. This follows the announcement earlier this week that THE FAVOURITE will also open the New York Film Festival on September 28th.

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

Speaking on the announcement, producer Ed Guiney commented “Venice is the ideal world premiere for Yorgos’ bold and audacious foray into period film making. We hope audiences will embrace this unique and entertaining film and we are delighted to be working with Fox Searchlight on its international release.”

Early 18th century.  England is at war with the French.  Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving.  A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.  When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.  Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at return to her aristocratic roots.  As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion.  Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

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.

Fox Searchlight are releasing THE FAVOURITE worldwide with the US release scheduled for November 23rd.The film will hit Irish cinemas on January 1st. 

Recent Fox Searchlight releases include last years oscar winners, THE SHAPE OF WATER and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI.

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.

DOWNLOAD TRAILER BELOW:

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

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/277430416

ELEMENT PICTURES DISTRIBUTION, ADIFF AND PARALLEL FILMS ANNOUNCE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE DELINQUENT SEASON

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.

Stills and artwork can be downloaded from: http://elementdistribution.ie/media/the-delinquent-season-2/

PÁLÁS TO OPEN FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23rd

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 www.palas.ie

For further information please contact nell@elementpictures.ie or call 00353 1 485 3999

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KEN WARDROP’S MAKING THE GRADE TO HAVE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE AT SXSW FESTIVAL

Element Pictures Distribution are delighted to announce that Ken Wardrop’s MAKING THE GRADE has been selected to screen at the prestigious 2018 SXSW Film Festival, March 9-17 in Austin, Texas. MAKING THE GRADE will screen as part of the 34 Beats Per Second strand which screens twelve films showcasing the sounds, culture & influence of music & musicians, with an emphasis on documentary.

Speaking on the selection, Director Wardrop commented “We’re thrilled to announce that the International Premiere of MAKING THE GRADE will be in Austin, Texas during this year’s South By Southwest Festival (SXSW). This massive creative gathering is a wonderful spotlight for both new film and music and is such an exciting opportunity for our film. I’d like to thank all of our great students, teachers, filmmaking team and the Arts Council for their support throughout this journey.”

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.

Irish Audiences will have the chance to see MAKING THE GRADE when it goes on cinema release from April 13th

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

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Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe run Ireland’s leading independent film distribution company Element Pictures Distribution, handling StudioCanal’s slate in Ireland as well as direct acquisitions. Notable releases include Lenny Abrahamson’s Golden Globe and Oscar winning Room and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. In 2011, EPD released The Guard (John Michael McDonagh), which became one of the highest grossing independent Irish films of all time, with a cumulative box office of €4m+. Additionally, Element Pictures operates an online video on demand platform, Volta.ie and also runs and operates the Light House Cinema in Dublin and Pálás in Galway.

SECOND FILM FROM ELEMENT PICTURES ADDED TO PROGRAMME FOR TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER marks the second film from Element Pictures invited to play at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, following the previous announcement on July 25th, that Sebastian Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE would be added to the programme.

Speaking on the selection at TIFF, Element Pictures Producer Ed Guiney commented that “it’s a real honour to have two films at this year’s Toronto Film Festival with the North American premiere of THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and the world premiere of DISOBEDIENCE. We are incredibly proud of both films and look forward to screening them to the wonderful Toronto audiences.”

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER is continuing on its international festival run, having picked up the award for Best Screenplay at the closing ceremony of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

Lanthimos and his regular collaborator, Efthymis Filippou, co-wrote the script, which was shot last Autumn in Cincinnati, Ohio. THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER sees Colin Farrell reunite with Lanthimos following their collaboration on THE LOBSTER  also produced by Element. He stars as Steven, a charismatic surgeon forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing takes a sinister turn. Nicole Kidman also stars as the wife of Farrell’s character, along with young, Irish actor Barry Keoghan (’71 and DUNKIRK), Raffey Cassidy (TOMORROWLAND), Sunny Suljic (THE UNSPOKEN), Bill Camp (12 YEARS A SLAVE) and Alicia Silverstone (CLUELESS).

The film is financed by Film4 and New Sparta Films along with the Irish Film Board. The project was developed by Element Pictures with support from Film4. HanWay Films is worldwide sales agent with A24 on board as US distributor following its successful release of THE LOBSTER last year.

DISOBEDIENCE marks the English language debut of Sebastian Lelio best known for the hit Chilean film GLORIA (2013). It tells the story of Ronit (Rachel Weisz), who upon returning to her Orthodox Jewish home after the death of her rabbi father, stirs up controversy when she shows an interest in an old childhood friend. The film also stars Rachel McAdams (SPOTLIGHT) and Alessandro Nivola (AMERICAN HUSTLE).

DISOBEDIENCE is financed by Film 4 and Film Nation. It is an Element Pictures/ LC6 Productions / Braven Films production. Film Nation is the worldwide sales agent for the film.

DISOBEDIENCE is directed by Sebastián Lelio and written by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. It is produced by Frida Torresblanco, Ed Guiney and Rachel Weisz.

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER AND DISOBEDIENCE will be released by Curzon in both Ireland and the UK.

ELEMENT PICTURES’ ‘DISOBEDIENCE’ SELECTED FOR TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, produced by Element Pictures (ROOM, THE LOBSTER), has been selected to play at this year’s prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.

DISOBEDIENCE marks the English language debut of Sebastián Lelio best known for the hit Chilean films GLORIA (2013) and A FANTASTIC WOMAN (2016).

Based on the novel by Naomi Alderman, the story revolves around Ronit (Rachel Weisz (MY COUSIN RACHEL)), the estranged daughter of a rabbi, who returns from New York to the Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood she grew up in North London, following her father’s death. Her arrival causes upheaval in the quiet community. The film also stars Rachel McAdams (SPOTLIGHT) and Alessandro Nivola (AMERICAN HUSTLE).

DISOBEDIENCE is financed by Film 4 and Film Nation. It is an Element Pictures/ LC6 Productions / Braven Films production. Film Nation is the worldwide sales agent for the film.

DISOBEDIENCE is directed by Sebastián Lelio and written by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. It is produced by Frida Torresblanco, Ed Guiney and Rachel Weisz.