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The Legend of Longwood released in cinemas on October 23rd

Element Pictures Distribution are delighted to release the new family adventure LEGEND OF LONGWOOD on OCTOBER 23rd.

When 12-year-old Mickey Miller moves with her family from New York to Ireland, she soon discovers a mysterious link between herself and the 300-year-old legend of the mysterious Black Knight, who regularly haunts the sleepy Irish village of Longwood. With her new best friend in tow, Mickey sets out to redeem the knight while saving a precious herd of white horses and thwarting the evil plans of a greedy, ambitious woman – – a mighty handful even for the bravest girl!

Crumbling castles, mysterious riddles, frightening spirits, beautiful horses and a plucky, fearless heroine – director Lisa Mulcahy (Red Rock,The Clinic) has lovingly burnished the most beloved coming-of-age elements in this quest film, set in the starkly beautiful landscapes of rural Ireland.

Stars Lucy Morton, Lorcan Cranitch, Miriam Margoyles and Seán Mahon and produced by Michael Garland of Grand Pictures.

A family adventure for all ages THE LEGEND OF LONGWOOD will be released in Irish Cinemas on October 23rd

www.thelegendoflongwood.ie

Element Pictures’ 11 MINUTES selected for the Toronto International Film Festival

Following the previous announcement that two of Element Pictures upcoming productions, the hotly anticipated ROOM (Lenny Abrahamson) & Cannes winner THE LOBSTER (Yorgos Lanthimos) are screening at the Toronto Festival, Element Pictures are thrilled that another Element Pictures production is also Toronto bound.

Jerzy Skolimowski’s 11 MINUTES will now screen at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 10 -20. This latest Skolimowski is the Polish director’s second collaboration with Element Pictures.

The film stars Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations, ’71, Game of Thrones) in the lead role of a film director. It follows the same 11 minutes in the lives of several different characters; young and old, prosperous and destitute. Some story elements surprisingly intertwine; others follow their own intricate rhythm.

Commenting on the selection of 11 MINUTES, Element Pictures Producer Ed Guiney “we’re delighted to have 3 films in Toronto. It’s a brilliant platform for the very best of world cinema and we are delighted and honoured that these films have been selected. As ever it’s a testament to the amazing film makers we are lucky enough to be working with.”

Irish audiences will get an opportunity to see 11 MINUTES in cinemas when it goes on theatrical release next year through Element Pictures Distribution.

11 MINUTES is produced by Ewa Piaskowska of Skopia Film and co-produced by Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures and is backed by the Irish Film Board.

 

FILMNATION ENTERTAINMENT SELLS OUT INTERNATIONAL IN CANNES LENNY ABRAHAMSON’S ROOM STARRING BRIE LARSON

May 18, 2015 (Cannes) – FilmNation Entertainment announced today that they have sold out international rights in Cannes to Lenny Abrahamson’s (Frank, What Richard Did)  feature film ROOM, produced by Element Pictures and No Trace Camping. Emma Donoghue adapted the screenplay from her book, the award-winning international phenomenon, Room.

The film stars Brie Larson (Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now), Jacob Tremblay (The Smurfs 2, Somnia), Joan Allen (The Bourne Supremacy, Nixon) and William H. Macy (Shameless, Magnolia). Also in the cast are Sean Bridgers (Rectify), Tom McCamus (The Samaritan) and Megan Park (What If).

Some territories sold include: Universal in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia and LatAm; Studiocanal in the UK; Village Roadshow in Australia; Culture Entertainment in Japan; Elevation Pictures in Canada; Lev Films in Israel; Monolith in Poland; Spentzos in Greece; Sam Films in Iceland; Italia in the Middle East; Elite Film in Switzerland; Aqua/Pinema in Turkey; Bravos in Hong Kong; Blitz in Ex-Yugoslavia; Ster Kinekor in South Africa; IPA in Thailand; PT Amero/Prima in Indonesia; Shaw in Singapore; Contents Gate in South Korea; Maison Motion in Taiwan; and Fox International Channels for Pan Asian Pay TV.

 

Told through the eyes of five-year-old-Jack (Tremblay), ROOM is a thrilling and emotional tale that celebrates the resilience and power of the human spirit. To Jack, Room is the world…. It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma (Larson) eat and sleep and play and learn. But while it’s home to Jack, to Ma it’s a prison.  Through her fierce love for her son, Ma has managed to create a childhood for him in their ten-by-ten-foot space. But as Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation – she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely.

Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney (The LobsterFrank, What Richard Did) produced ROOM with David Gross (What If, Goon). Executive producers are Andrew Lowe (The LobsterFrank, The Wind that Shakes the Barley) for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss (What If) and Jesse Shapira (What If, Goon) for No Trace Camping. Emma Donoghue, Rose Garnett (Film 4), Tessa Ross (Film 4), and David Kosse (Film 4) also serve as executive producers.

ROOM was filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in Toronto, and was post produced at Screen Scene in Dublin. The creative team includes director of photography Danny Cohen (The King’s Speech), production designer Ethan Tobman (That Awkward Moment), costume designer Lea Carlson (Take This Waltz), and Abrahamson’s regular collaborators, editor Nathan Nugent (Frank) and composer Stephen Rennicks (Frank, What Richard Did).

ROOM is an Element Pictures and No Trace Camping production, in association with Film4, Telefilm Canada, and the Irish Film Board. A24 will distributor the film in the US, and Elevation Pictures is distributing the film in Canada. UTA handled the domestic sale. FilmNation Entertainment handled all international sales.

ELEMENT PICTURES AND LENNY ABRAHAMSON ANNOUNCE FIRST LOOK DEAL

Following the world premiere of Lenny Abrahamson’s FRANK at the Sundance Film Festival last night, Element Pictures announce a first look deal which covers film and television projects for the film maker to write, direct and produce.

Abrahamson’s productions with Element include his acclaimed feature films ADAM &PAUL (produced with Speers Film), GARAGE and WHAT RICHARD DID and the award winning TV series PROSPERITY.

FRANK,  is their latest collaboration and stars Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy and Michael Fassbender in an offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins a maverick rock band led by the enigmatic Frank – a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head. FRANK is an Element Pictures/Runaway Fridge production for Film4, BFI, Protagonist Pictures and the Irish Film Board.

The upcoming Abrahamson/Element slate features a number of film and television projects including ROOM, based on the bestselling novel by Emma Donoghue.

Ed Guiney said “Andrew (Lowe, co-director of Element Pictures) and I feel very lucky indeed to be working with Lenny, a truly unique, once in a lifetime film making talent whose international reputation is growing rapidly. Our friendship goes back almost 30 years to when we started making films together in college. We now want to formalise what has been a very successful relationship with Element over the last decade and support Lenny in his intention to make ever more impactful and high profile film and television projects. We will do this by allowing him to develop his ambition both as a film maker of his own films as well as a creative collaborator with other talent, a role at which he also excels. We expect this partnership to be a very productive and vibrant source of distinctive and successful new projects for the international marketplace over the coming years.”

Lenny Abrahamson said, “Making films with Ed is the most natural thing in the world for me. We work so well together, with a trust, an ease and a creative understanding that has deepened over the years.  I am keenly aware of how unusual a relationship like ours is in the film industry and this deal underscores our intention to preserve and develop it. In Element Pictures, Ed and Andrew have built a company with an international reputation for producing excellent work. I’m proud to make it my home as a film maker and very very excited at the prospect of the work we will produce together.

Abrahamson was represented in negotiations by Rachel Holroyd, his agent at Casarotto, Ramsay and Associates in London.

UPC SIGNS DEAL WITH ELEMENT PICTURES TO AIR LEADING IRISH FILMS ON DEMAND

UPC, Ireland’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, has signed a new agreement with award winning Irish Production Company Element Pictures and its distribution arm that will see a selection of the company’s leading films made available to Irish television viewers through the UPC On Demand service.

The IFTA award winning documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God will be the first film from Element Pictures Distribution to be available through UPC On Demand from 22nd of February, the same day that the film is released in cinemas.

The film, from Academy Award winning film maker Alex Gibney explores issues of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from a row of houses in Milwaukee Wisconsin, through Ireland’s churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican.

Andrew Lowe, director for EPD said,

“We are very pleased to partner with UPC to supply Irish films for their on-demand platform which has enjoyed great success since it launched last May. We see UPC’s on Demand platform as an important means of delivering our films to customers in a cost effective and convenient way.  EPD has enjoyed box office success with recent releases such as WHAT RICHARD DID and THE GUARD, films which prove there is a committed audience for Irish films, and we look forward to supplying these and other films to UPC for their customer’s enjoyment.”

David Kent Content Development Manager with UPC said,

“Element Pictures has been responsible for some of the best home grown productions in recent years and UPC is delighted to partner with them to provide their award winning content through our On Demand service. The partnership also allows us to offer UPC customers a first in Irish television, Mea Maxima Culpa will be available to view On Demand at the same time as its cinema release, allowing you to see the best Irish films first, from the comfort of your home.”