Element Pictures’ THE FAVOURITE Leads British Independent Film Awards 2018 Nominations

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Element Pictures celebrate with an incredible 18 nominations for this year’s British Independent  Film awards  for Yorgos Lanthimos’  THE FAVOURITE and  Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE.

 

THE FAVOURITE leads the race with 13 noms including Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor and Best Screenplay. This follows major wins at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year for the much lauded film where it scooped the Grand Jury Prize and also for Olivia Colman who won Best Actress.  The BIFA noms position THE FAVOURITE perfectly before its North American release later this month through Fox Searchlight with an Irish release set for January 1st.

 

Recent Fox Searchlight releases include last year’s Oscar winners, THE SHAPE OF WATER and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI.

 

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.

 

DISOBEDIENCE lands 5 noms at this years BIFA’s including Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor.

Sebastián Lelio’s romantic drama stars Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola. DISOBEDIENCE hits Irish cinemas later this year.

THE FAVOURITE has been nominated in the following categories

 

  • Best British Independent Film Yorgos Lanthimos, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday
  • Best Director – Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Best Screenplay – Deborah Davis, Tony Mcnamara
  • Best Actress – Olivia Colman
  • Best Supporting Actress – Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
  • Best Casting – Dixie Chassay
  • Best Cinematography – Robbie Ryan
  • Best Costume Design – Sandy Powell
  • Best Editing – Yorgos Mavropsaridi
  • Best Sound- Johnnie Burn
  • Best Production Design- Fiona Crombie
  • Best Make-Up & Hair Design- Nadia Stacey

 

DISOBEDIENCE has been nominated in the following categories

 

  • Best Actress- Rachel Weisz
  • Best Supporting Actress- Rachel McAdams
  • Best Supporting Actor- Allessandro Nivola
  • Best Screenplay- Sebastián Lelio & Rebecca Lenkiewicz
  • Best British Independent Film- Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Ed Guiney, Frida Torresblanco, Rachel Weisz

 

The winners will be announced at the much anticipated awards ceremony to be held on Sunday December 2nd in central London.

 

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.

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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ELEMENT PICTURES IN FIRST-LOOK PRODUCTION PACT with FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents of Production for Film and Television Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum announced today that Element Pictures and Fox Searchlight Pictures have signed a first-look production deal for all theatrical films.

 

Element Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition.  Element Pictures is currently working with Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment and producers Ceci Dempsey (of Scarlet Films) and Lee Magiday on THE FAVOURITE directed by Yorgos Lanthimos with Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.  The film is set for release on November 23, 2018 in North America and January 1, 2019 in the UK.

 

Said Greenbaum and Greenfield, “We have loved working with Ed and Andrew on THE FAVOURITE. They are brilliant producers who have deep relationships with some of the most unique and important directorial voices in the world. We enter this partnership with a shared commitment to bringing ground-breaking, ambitious works to the screen.”

 

Said Guiney and Lowe, “David and Matthew and the team at Searchlight are wonderful collaborators; they have great taste, are incisive, astute and very supportive. Our experience working together on THE FAVOURITE has demostrated that we have a shared sensibility and a strong ambition to make truly distinctive and outstanding work together.

 

Element Pictures recent productions include Sebastian Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams; Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman; ROOM, an onscreen adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning novel directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson; and Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE LOBSTER, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. The much-hyped ROSIE, written by Roddy Doyle and directed by Paddy Breathnach will be released in Irish Cinemas on October 12th.

 

Fox Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and its films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox. Fox Searchlight Pictures is a unit of Twentieth Century Fox Film. Recent award-winning productions include THE SHAPE OF WATER, BIRDMAN, 12 YEARS A SLAVE and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI.

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;

 

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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.

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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THE LITTLE STRANGER IRISH & UK TRAILER RELEASED

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.  

TRAILER

YouTube: https://youtu.be/iPDA7Z1c-Eg

Trailer download: https://panther4.dmsukltd.com/pathe/title/the-little-stranger

SYNOPSIS

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.

CAST

Domhnall Gleeson

Ruth Wilson

Will Poulter

Charlotte Rampling

 

FILMMAKERS

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

 

RELEASE DATE

THE LITTLE STRANGER will be released in cinemas in Q4 2018

PATHÉ, FILM4 AND INGENIOUS MEDIA PRESENT

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE IRISH FILM BOARD (BORD SCANNÁN NA HÉIREANN)

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF CANAL+ AND CINÉ+

A POTBOILER PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH ELEMENT PICTURES

 

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DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL HITS IRISH CINEMAS ON JUNE 29

 

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Element Pictures Distribution are delighted to announce that DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL will be released nationwide on June 29th.  Directed and co-written by Dave Tynan (Heartbreak, Just Sayin’) and starring Emmet Kirwan (’71, Heartbreak), Ian Lloyd Anderson (Love/Hate, Game of Thrones), Seana Kerslake (A Date for Mad Mary, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope) and Sarah Greene (Noble, Rebellion).

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL tells the story of Jason, a wannabe DJ, on a drug-fuelled 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.

Speaking on the release, director Dave Tynan commented “I’m delighted that Irish audiences get to see DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL this summer. This is a homegrown film, from its origins as Emmet’s play to its financing and production. I’m particularly proud I made it with the same gang I’ve been working with for years. We had an extraordinary cast and crew. It takes a village to make a film and I think we’ve made a funny, honest and powerful film. It means an awful lot to me too that this film will be shown on the big screen. Raves and cinemas are communal experiences; I can’t wait for crowds to see it in the dark together.”

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 the Irish Film Board. Production support for the project came from the Irish Film Board and Windmill Lane Pictures.

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