Ed Guiney

Academy Member

Ed Guiney runs film and television drama production company Element Pictures with partner Andrew Lowe. Element have offices in Dublin and London and they established the Irish film distribution company, Element Pictures Distribution.In 2007 Ed produced Garage the follow up film to the award winning Adam & Paul, from the same team of writer Mark O'Halloran and director Lenny Abrahamson, and starring Pat Shortt, which was selected for the prestigious Director’s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival and won the CICAE Art and Essai award. The film also won the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Script and Best Actor at the 2008 Irish Film and Television Awards.

In 2007 he also produced Death of a President for Channel 4, written and directed by Gabriel Range, which won the International Critics Fipresci Prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2006 Element Pictures co-produced The Wind That Shakes the Barley, directed by Ken Loach, which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and has become one of the most successful independent films ever released in Ireland.

Recent Element Pictures productions include Darren Thornton’s acclaimed A Date for Mad Mary, Lenny Abrahamson’s Golden Globe and Oscar winning Room and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster, winner of the Jury Prize in Cannes and recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Yorgos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, winner of Best Screenplay at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival . Currently in production are Lanthimos’ The Favourite, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman & Rachel Weisz; while currently in post-production is Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience, starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz. Element Pictures TV productions include the hit TV3 show Red Rock and the recent Charlie and Rebellion for RTE. Element Pictures Distribution also handles StudioCanal’s slate and the Royal Opera House live cinema season in Ireland as well as direct acquisitions. Element Pictures operates an online video on demand platform, Volta.ie and also runs and operates the Light House Cinema, one of Dublin’s premiere art house cinemas.

Awards & Recognition

Room
  • Oscar Nominated,Best Picture (2016)
  • Golden Globes Nominated,Best Picture (2016)
  • AFI Awards,Movie of the Year (2016)
  • British Independent Film Awards,Best International Independent Film(2015)
  • Irish Film and Television Awards,Best Film(2016)
The Lobster
  • BAFTA Nominated,Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film(2016)
  • British Independent Film Awards,Best British Picture (2016)
  • AFI Awards,Movie of the Year (2016)
  • British Independent Film Awards,Best International Independent Film(2015)
A Date for Mad Mary
  • Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards,Best Irish Film(2016)
  • Irish Film and Television Awards,Best Film (2016)
What Richard Did
  • Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards ,Best Irish Film,(2012)
  • Irish Film and Television Awards ,Best Film (2013)
  • Istanbul International Film Festival,Best Film (2013)
  • Writers' Guild of Great Britain,Best First Feature-Length Film Screenplay (2013)
The Guard
  • Berlin International Film Festival,Best Debut Film - Honorable Mention(2011)
  • Irish Film and Television Award, Audience Award (2011)
  • Dinard British Film Festival,Best Film (2012)
  • Dinard British Film Festival,Coup de Coeurs (2012)
  • Evening Standard British Film Awards,Peter Sellers Award for Comedy(2013)
  • Irish Film and Television Awards,Best Film(2012)
Garage
  • Cannes Film Festival,C.I.C.A.E. Award(2007)
  • Dinard British Film Festival,Coup de Coeurs (2007)
  • Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards,Best Irish Film (2007)
  • Irish Film and Television Awards,Best Film(2008)

Key Credits

  • Ripper Street (2016)
  • Room (2015)
  • The Lobster (2015)
  • A Date for Mad Mary (2015)
  • Red Rock (2015)
  • Frank (2014)
  • What Richard Did ( 2012)
  • The Guard (2011)
  • Garage (2007)
  • Boy Eats Girl (2005)
  • Adam & Paul (2004)
  • The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
  • Bachelors Walk (2001)
  • Disco Pigs (2000)