ROSIE SET FOR RELEASE IN THE US JULY 19TH

Following immense critical acclaim and sold-out screenings in Ireland and the UK, Element Pictures are delighted to announce that ROSIE will be released in the US on July 19th. ROSIE premiered last September in TIFF and was subsequently named as one of The Hollywood Reporter Critics’ 25 favourite films from the Fall festivals.

BLUE FOX ENTERTAINMENT are handling the release, which will begin in the IFC Center, New York and the Monica Film Center, Los Angeles with more theatres to be announced.

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, Breathnach said “I’m really looking forward to Rosie’s USA release. It’s had a great reception wherever it’s been shown so far and I hope that continues in The US.”

IRISH TIMES ★★★★

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

RTÉ ★★★★★

An essential watch

The Guardian ★★★★

Very moving and insightful.

SUNDAY BUSINESS POST  ★★★★★

Gripping portrayal of a family on the edge

THE OBSERVER ★★★★

Wrenchingly powerful and heartbreakingly relevant.

THE HERALD  ★★★★★

Powerful story-telling     

 THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Quietly heart-breaking

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.

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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. 

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.

OLIVIA COLMAN REIGNS AS THE FAVOURITE AT THE OSCARS

Monday February 25th 2019: Element Pictures are delighted that Olivia Colman received the award for Best Actress at the 91st Academy Awards for her portrayal of Queen Anne in THE FAVOURITE. 

 

Speaking on the win, Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe commented “ we are so delighted for Olivia, such a richly deserved award! The love for the film from audiences and critics alike worldwide has been gratifying and we are indebted to Yorgos for making a film we can all be so proud of. Long live the Queen!”

 

THE FAVOURITE has been a hit at the box-office since its premiere in Venice last August, with its current US box-office at over $30 million. In receiving 10 Academy Award nominations, THE FAVOURITE is the most nominated Irish film in the history of the Oscars.

 

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.

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 .

 

THE FAVOURITE RULES AT 2018 BIFA’S

IRISH PRODUCTION ‘THE FAVOURITE’ RULES AT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

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.

IRISH PRODUCTION ‘THE FAVOURITE’ RULES AT US BOX OFFICE

THE FAVOURITE has had a huge opening weekend at the US Box-Office with a stunning $105,500 per theatre average, the highest of any film since LA LA LAND two years ago. Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, it marks the third collaboration between visionary Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos and Dublin based Element Pictures following their award-winning films THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER.

The stellar Thanksgiving weekend opening 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, released worldwide by Fox Searchlight, currently has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes and is being tipped for Oscars.

The female driven period piece is set at the court of Queen Anne (Colman), is directed by Lanthimos, 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 Lanthimos. The film is an Element Pictures/Scarlet Films production for Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint.

The film was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan and partly post produced in Dublin. It will be released in Ireland in January 2019. Element’s previous productions include the Oscar winning ROOM and THE GUARD.