COMPANY DIRECTOR – Element Pictures
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe run film and television drama production company Element Pictures based in Dublin and London. Element also operate an Irish film distribution company, Element Pictures Distribution.
Recent productions include THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (Paolo Sorrentino) starring Sean Penn and Frances McDormand, THE GUARD (John Michael McDonagh) starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle, the feature documentary LITTLE MATADOR (Gabriel Range, Sandra Jordan) and ALL GOOD CHILDREN (Alicia Duffy) which was selected for Director's Fortnight at Cannes 2010.
Previous film projects include ZONAD, directed by John Carney (Once) which screened to great response at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, CRACKS, the first film from Jordan Scott, starring Eva Green, FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN (Oliver Hirschbiegel) which won Best Director and Best Screenplay at Sundance 2009, GARAGE (Lenny Abrahamson) which won the CICAE award at Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2007, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY which won the 2007 Palme D'Or, the BAFTA winning OMAGH (Pete Travis), and the Venice Golden Lion winner 2002, THE MAGDALENE SISTERS (Peter Mullan).
Ed Guiney also produced Gabriel Range's DEATH OF A PRESIDENT, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY (which Element co-produced), ADAM AND PAUL (Lenny Abrahamson’s first film), the BAFTA winning OMAGH and THE MAGDALENE SISTERS,
Element has also produced some of the most impactful Irish television drama of recent years including PROSPERITY, LITTLE WHITE LIE and BITTERSWEET. Ed Guiney also produced the hit series PURE MULE and BACHELORS WALK though Accomplice Television.
Element also runs Ireland leading independent film distribution company and as well as handling all of Optimum Releasing's titles in Ireland, has also had box office success with its own releases including GARAGE (the most successful Irish film at the box office in 2007), KISSES, WAVERIDERS (the highest grossing Irish theatrical documentary ever), THE YELLOW BITTERN - LIFE AND TIMES OF LIAM CLANCY and ZONAD.