Element Pictures Distribution is delighted to announce the On-Demand release of Meetings With Ivor.  The film is now available to stream or download in Ireland from Volta, iTunes and Virgin Media.

Ground-breaking psychiatrist Ivor Browne has been a central figure in Irish mental health for many decades. His pioneering and often controversial work on behalf of the many who cannot speak for themselves is well-known. Alan Gilsenan’s highly-acclaimed film, produced by Tomás Hardiman, captures the essence of this extraordinary man whose unique attributes offer real hope in an increasingly bewildering world.

The film includes contributions from a host of familiar Irish faces including; comedian Tommy Tiernan, playwright Tom Murphy, singer Mary Coughlan, and authors Brendan Kelly, Sebastian Barry and Nell McCafferty. The piper, Ronan Browne, son of Ivor, composed the haunting musical score.

While watching Meetings with Ivor you may well meet yourself…

The DVD will be available to purchase from September 29th and will include a host of Special Bonus Features.



Monday December  12 2016 – Element Pictures production THE LOBSTER continues on its success story with a Golden Globe® nomination for its lead actor Colin Farrell.


Speaking on the nomination, Element Pictures producer Ed Guiney commented: “We are delighted that Colin’s brilliant performance in THE LOBSTER has been recognised by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, it’s so richly deserved.”


The 74th annual Golden Globe® awards will take place on January 8th, will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon and is viewed in more than 160 countries worldwide.


THE LOBSTER has been a huge hit since it won the Jury Prize in Cannes and went on to wow audiences across the world, grossing over €2 million in the UK/Irish box-office and taking almost $10 million in the US, an incredible feat for an independent film.


The LOBSTER features a stellar ensemble cast – headed by Colin Farrell and featuring Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Michael Smiley.


THE LOBSTER is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, produced by Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey and Yorgos Lanthimos. Executive Producers are Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross and Sam Lavender.


Colin Farrell, Yorgos Lanthimos and Ed Guiney will re-unite for their next project The Killing of A Sacred Deer which was shot in Cincinnati this Autumn.  Nicole Kidman also stars as the wife of Farrell’s character.



THE LOSBTER is an Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Faliro House, Haut et Court, Lemming Film co-production in association with Limp and with Irish finance for the film from the Irish Film Board.



The Lobster has been selected as one of iTunes Movies Best of 2016

Twitter: @LobsterFilm



Element Pictures Distribution is pleased to announce the DVD & On-Demand Release for VIVA on October 28th

VIVA stars Héctor Medina as Jesus, a hairdresser for a troupe of drag performers in Havana, who dreams of being a performer. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama (Luis Alberto García), Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage.  When his estranged father Angel (Jorge Perugorría) abruptly renters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down.  As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, VIVA becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and reconcile as a family.  Set in contemporary Cuba, Viva is a tender love story of a father and a son struggling to escape from opposing expectations, duty and the burden of past sins.

VIVA is available on DVD on Oct 28TH and ON-DEMAND from iTunes, Virgin Media and Volta, DVD stockists include Tower Records, Golden Discs and the IFI Shop


From today, Lenny Abrahamson’s critically acclaimed new release Frank starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson is available to rent or purchase on iTunes. Other films from Abrahamson also now available to iTunes customers include the award winning What Richard Did, Garage and cult classic Adam &Paul.

In high definition for the first time, iTunes customers can now enjoy Joel Conroy’s award winning surf documentary Waveriders, the much loved Sundance winner His & Hers, Lance Daly’s Kisses and Ian Fitzgibbon’s hilarious black comedy A Film With Me In Itstarring Dylan Moran.  Other Irish films also available through the deal include Jump,Parked and feature documentary The Irish Pub.

Over the coming weeks Gerard Barrett’s masterful debut Pilgrim Hill, Pat Collins’ stunningly beautiful Silence and Sé Merry Doyle’s John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Manwill also be available with new release and further library titles being added on a regular basis.  All these films will be available to rent or purchase  on iTunes.

Karen O’Malley, Head of Home Entertainment at Element Pictures Distribution said:  “We’re very pleased to bring an eclectic selection of critically-acclaimed and award winning independent Irish film to iTunes.  EPD are committed to growing the audience for Irish film at home and abroad and working with such an important platform as iTunes is an exciting step in achieving this.”