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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

 

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.

 

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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.

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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ALTITUDE ACQUIRES CALM WITH HORSES FOR INTERNATIONAL SALES

ALTITUDE ACQUIRES ‘CALM WITH HORSES’ FOR INTERNATIONAL SALES AND WILL DISTRIBUTE IN  THE UK AND IRELAND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ELEMENT PICTURES DISTRIBUTION

IRELAND-SET THRILLER STARRING COSMO JARVIS, BARRY KEOGHAN AND NIAMH ALGAR MARKS FEATURE DEBUT OF NICK ROWLAND

Thursday 26 April 2018.  Altitude Film Sales has acquired international sales rights to DMC Film’s CALM WITH HORSES, the feature debut of Nick Rowland starring Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan and Niamh Algar which is set to shoot in the West of Ireland in May in co-production with Element PicturesAltitude Film Distribution will partner with Element Pictures Distribution for the film’s release in the UK and Ireland.  Film4 will finance production along with the Irish Film Board and the newly announced Western Region Audiovisual Producer’s Fund (WRAP Fund).

DMC Film, the production company founded by Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan, and producer Daniel Emmerson have developed the project with Film4 as Nick Rowland’s feature directorial debut following Slap his BAFTA and BIFA-nominated short film. Rowland’s other short film successes include a Sundance Grand Jury Prize nomination for Out of Sight, and Royal Television Society Student wins for Dancing in the Ashes and Group B, which was also nominated for a student Oscar®. Most recently he has directed episodes of the BBC primetime drama Hard Sun and Amazon’s Ripper Street.

CALM WITH HORSES is based on a novella from the acclaimed collection of short stories Young Skins by Irish writer Colin Barrett from Mayo. The collection won The Guardian’s first book award and the Frank O’Connor Short Story Prize. Writer Joe Murtagh has adapted the screenplay and has collaborated with Rowland since they studied together at the NFTS. Rowland, Murtagh and Emmerson have all featured in Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow showcase.

Cosmo Jarvis starred in the BAFTA nominated breakout success Lady Macbeth released by Altitude as well as Alex Garland’s Annihilation.

One of the industry’s rising screen stars, Barry Keoghan recently starred in Lance Daly’s Black 47 which premiered in selection at Berlin.  Altitude is also representing the film for international sales and distribution in the UK.  Keoghan can also be seen in Bart Layton’s Sundance Grand Prize-nominated American Animals, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Niamh Algar won the Best Supporting Actress at the Irish Film and Television Awards (2017) for her performance in Nick Kelly’s The Drummer and the Keeper, and is known for her lead role in Lorcan Finnegan’s Without Name which received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (2016). She will also star in Shane Meadows’ upcoming TV series, The Virtues.

Daniel Emmerson is producing while Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan will serve as Executive Producers for DMC Film (Slow West, Macbeth, Assassin’s Creed) alongside Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures (Room, Frank, The Lobster), Sam Lavender and Daniel Battsek for Film4, Celine Haddad for the Irish Film Board and Sarah Dillon for the WRAP Fund.  Element Pictures’ Rory Gilmartin (Rosie) will serve as co-producer along with Kate Glover (Black Mirror, McMafia).

Shooting is due to start across the counties of Galway and Clare in Ireland on 14 May.  The casting director is Shaheen Baig whose work has earned her an international reputation for discovering talent for films including recent successes Lady Macbeth, God’s Own Country, and The Falling.  The production team includes IFTA-nominated director of photography Piers McGrail whose credits include Glassland starring Will Poulter and Toni Colette, Never Grow Old starring Emile Hirsch and John Cusack, David Freyne’s The Cured starring Ellen Page. The production designer is Damien Creagh who has most recently worked on Idris Elba’s Yardie, which premiered at Sundance, and Peter Middleton and James Spinney’s BAFTA-nominated and BIFA-winning Notes on Blindness.  The editor is Nicolas Chaudeurge who has just completed Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project starring Jesse Eisenberg and worked with Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland on the Oscar® winning Still Alice and Andrea Arnold on her Cannes Jury Prize-winning Fish Tank.  The costume designer is Sharon Long who has worked on Guardians of the Galaxy, Jack the Giant Slayer and The Bank Job. The film’s soundtrack will be composed by David Holmes whose work includes Steven Soderbergh’s Oceans trilogy, ’71 and Hunger.

In darkest rural Ireland, ex-boxer Arm has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, whilst also trying to be a good father to his autistic five-year-old son, Jack. Torn between these two families, Arm is asked to kill for the first time, and his attempt to do the right thing endangers everyone he holds dear.

DMC Film currently has a slate of projects with up and coming British and Irish talent. Dystopian London crime thriller The Kitchen will be directed by Kibwe Tavares (Jonah, Robot & Scarecrow) from a script written by Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther), who will also star in the project. Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake) will write and star in Gentle In The Bones, the story of a female bare-knuckle boxer. Joe Murtagh is re-teaming with DMC on Dreadful Ned, an epic revenge movie set during the Irish War of Independence.

Recent Element Productions in collaboration with Film4 include Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer and Lenny Abrahamson’s Academy Award® and Golden Globe-winning Room. Upcoming productions include Lanthimos’ The Favourite, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz; Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience, starring Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola; and Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.

Producer Daniel Emmerson says, “Everyone at DMC is very grateful for the incredible support from Film4, IFB, Element, Altitude and the WRAP fund in getting us to this point. We feel very lucky to have an amazing cast and crew working on the film, and can’t wait to get started.”

Mike Runagall from Altitude says, “Nick Rowland and Joseph Murtagh’s work has marked them out as exciting director and writer talent to watch and we are delighted to be working with them and our friends at DMC and Film4 to bring CALM WITH HORSES to audiences worldwide”.

FIRST LOOK AT PADDY BREATHNACH’S ROSIE AS SHOOTING WRAPS

Element Pictures are delighted to announce that shooting will wrap this week on ROSIE, a new feature directed by Paddy Breathnach (VIVA, I WENT DOWN) and penned by award-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle (THE COMMITMENTS, WHEN BRENDAN MET TRUDY). ROSIE stars Sarah Greene (NOBLE, REBELLION) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (VIKINGS, HANDSOME DEVIL) as her partner John Paul.

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 Roddy Doyle’s first original screenplay in 18 years and is a direct response to the current housing crisis in Ireland: ‘One morning, in late 2016, I was listening to the radio news and heard a young woman describing how she’d spent the previous day in her car, with her children, trying to find a place to stay that night.  I thought to myself as I listened: ‘That’s the story.’  I immediately went upstairs to my office and started writing the script.’

Director Paddy Breathnach commented: ‘Roddy’s script hooked me immediately. I found it compelling and pure. For me, it’s about the resilience and love of a family who find themselves under mounting pressure to find a place to stay for a night. There’s a tension, sadness, and humour in it that I knew could make a film about homelessness in an immediate and deeply human way.

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 Irish Film Board Executive Producer.

Recent Element Productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and Lenny Abrahamson’s Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning ROOM. Upcoming productions include Lanthimos’ THE FAVOURITE, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz; Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, starring Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola and Lenny Abrahamson’s THE LITTLE STRANGER starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.

ROSIE was shot in and around Dublin over the last four weeks and is backed by the Irish Film Board, Element Pictures Distribution and BAI.

Irish and UK audiences will get the chance to see ROSIE this Autumn when it’s released through Element Pictures Distribution.

For further information on ROSIE please email nell@elementpictures.ie or call 00353 1 6185032

ELEMENT PICTURES INVEST IN IN-HOUSE PRODUCING TALENT

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures have expanded the company’s development and production activities by making some key in-house appointments.

Emma Norton has been promoted to Development Producer at Element, after previously working as Head of Development for 7 years. She is producing a number of upcoming projects including ROSIE, directed by Paddy Breathnach and written by Roddy Doyle which she will produce with Juliette Bonass and Element’s Rory Gilmartin.

Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann, formerly a Development Executive at Element Pictures has taken over as Head of Development, managing Element’s film and television slate and the development team in London and Dublin.

Element’s team now includes in-house producers Rory Gilmartin and Rosanne Flynn, new recruit Ina Remme who recently joined the company as a Development Executive, Television Development Executive Jez Scharf, and Development Coordinator Matt Power.

Ed Guiney said: ‘We are extremely proud of the brilliant team here at Element and am delighted that the hugely talented Emma Norton and Chelsea Morgan Hoffman’s careers’ continue to grow within the company. We are also delighted to welcome the wonderful Ina Remme as a development executive.

Recent Element Productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and Lenny Abrahamson’s Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning ROOM. Upcoming productions include Lanthimos’ THE FAVOURITE, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz; Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, starring Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola and Lenny Abrahamson’s THE LITTLE STRANGER starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.

OH MY GOD, WHAT A COMPLETE AISLING OPTIONED BY ELEMENT PICTURES

 

Element Pictures announced today that they have acquired film rights to the Irish best-seller OH MY GOD, WHAT A COMPLETE AISLING, penned by long-time friends Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen. The debut, frequently hailed as Ireland’s answer to Bridget Jones, published in Ireland in September last year claimed the number-one bestselling adult fiction title in the country for 2017.

Emer and Sarah, who are also onboard to write the screenplay, commented that “We are so delighted to be working with Element Pictures to bring Aisling to the big screen. Imagine! Aisling on the big screen! We’ve known this character for ten years so to be given the opportunity to take her from the pages of our beloved book and transform her into a walking, talking, caring (and judging, let’s be honest) girl in front of a camera is beyond our wildest dreams. We can’t wait to start!”

Element Pictures producer Rory Gilmartin is equally thrilled to be working on the project “We couldn’t be more excited at the thought of working with Emer & Sarah to bring Aisling into cinemas. The huge success of this debut book is a testament to the strength of their writing – so funny and yet so full of heart.” Rory will produce along with Ed Guiney, with Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann heading up development for Element.

OH MY GOD, WHAT A COMPLETE AISLING tells the story of 28-year-old Aisling who lives at home in Ballygobbard with her parents and commutes to her good job at PensionsPlus in Dublin. When a week in Tenerife with boyfriend John doesn’t end with the expected engagement, Aisling calls a halt to things and soon she has surprised herself and everyone else by agreeing to move into a three-bed in Portobello with stylish Sadhbh from HR and her friend, the mysterious Elaine.

The deal was brokered by Luke Speed at Curtis Brown Group on behalf of Sheila Crowley & Abbie Greaves of Curtis Brown Group, and Mark Byrne for Element Pictures.

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL ENROUTE TO THE BIG SCREEN AS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS IN DUBLIN

Principal photography has commenced on the darkly comedic spoken word odyssey DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL, adapted from the highly successful stage play which won critical acclaim both at home and abroad.

Over a drug-fuelled lost weekend in Dublin, Jason (Emmet Kirwan), a wannabe DJ reconnects with his estranged homeless brother Daniel (Ian Lloyd Anderson), a recovering addict.

Dave Tynan (Rockmount/Heartbreak) directs a script co-written with Emmet Kirwan. Michael Donnelly V of MDV and Dave Leahy of Warrior Films produce with Liam Ryan as Associate Producer. Rory Gilmartin is Executive Producer for Element Pictures who will also distribute the film through Element Pictures Distribution.

Emmet Kirwan (Sarah & Steve/Heartbreak) and Ian Lloyd Anderson (Game of Thrones, Love/Hate) reprise their award-winning stage roles and are joined by a superbly talented ensemble including Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful/Ransom), Seána Kerslake (A Date for Mad Mary/Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope), Mark O’Halloran (Adam & Paul/History’s Future/The Virtues) and Stephen Jones (Red Rock/Love Hate).

Director Dave Tynan is surrounded by a stellar production crew with JJ Rolfe on board as Director of Photography, Production Designer Mark Kelly and SJ Ffrench O’Carroll as Costume Designer.

The shoot will last for 4 weeks, on location, in Dublin City and Wicklow.

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL is supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, Windmill Lane Pictures, Filmbase along with support from Revenue through the Irish Section 481 Tax Credit.

Synopsis

Join Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin as he stumbles from one misguided adventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, decks, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past, his brother Daniel.

Daniel is an educated homeless heroin addict living on the streets of Dublin. The brothers haven’t seen or spoken to each other in years but over a lost weekend they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips, their history and their city. Two brothers living on the edge but perhaps they have more in common than they think.

Principal photography has commenced in Dublin on the darkly comedic spoken word odyssey DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL. Pictured on set are Emmet Kirwan (actor and co-writer) and Dave Tynan (director and co-writer). Adapted from the highly successful stage play which won critical acclaim both at home and abroad the production will film for 4 weeks in Dublin and Wicklow. Photo credit: Allen Kiely.

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