Element Pictures
Industry
Founded2001; 23 years ago (2001)
Founder
Headquarters,
Key people
  • Ed Guiney
  • Andrew Lowe
Products
OwnerBertelsmann
ParentFremantle (majority)

Element Pictures is an Irish film studio, cinema and television production company[1][2] with production and distribution credits in more than 30 films.[3] as well as a number of television series. Element Pictures distributes film and television under the name Volta Pictures.

History

Element Pictures was founded in 2001 by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe.[3][4]

The company often co-produces with or arranges funding from Irish governmental organizations such as Screen Ireland, as well as from BBC Film and Film4 in the United Kingdom and US companies A24 and Searchlight Pictures.[5][2][6][7]

The company has operated Light House Cinema since January 2012,[8] and the Pálas Cinema in Galway since 2018. Element also owns and operates a distribution company Volta.[9]

In 2015 the company co-produced the television series Red Rock with TV3[7][10] as well as the feature film The Lobster.[11]

Also, in 2015, Element Pictures received three Independent Spirit Award nominations[12] and its co-production, Lenny Abrahamson's Room, was nominated for three Golden Globe awards [13][14]

In May 2022, a majority stake in Element Pictures was acquired by the European production and distribution company, Fremantle.[15]

In January 2024, Element Pictures co-production Poor Things won the Golden Globe awards for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Emma Stone.[16]

Productions

Film

Co-production

Television

Co-production

References

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  17. ^ "We all loved The Guard, so what's next for Element Pictures?". yay!. 31 August 2011. Archived from the original on 24 November 2011.
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  19. ^ Abbatescianni, Davide (4 April 2018). "Rosie starts principal photography". Cineuropa. Archived from the original on 25 February 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2023.
  20. ^ Barcaro, Gabriele (8 July 2010). "Historical bank investment in Sorrentino's latest film, starring Sean Penn". Cineuropa. Archived from the original on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
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  22. ^ Cronin, Kevin (16 July 2013). "'Moonfleet', starring Ray Winstone, Wraps Irish Shoot this Sat 20th July". Irish Film & Television Network. Archived from the original on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
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