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In Conversation with Ed Guiney, Producer and Co-Founder of Element Pictures (2021)

Spotlight Conversations 60m 2021

FRI 8 OCT, 14;00-15:00, VUE 6

From The Favourite to Normal People, Ed Guiney and Element Pictures have been at the forefront of the highest quality drama on screens in recent years. Join us for this one on one conversation with Ed discusssing the formation of the company, the creators he has worked with and what he sees the future of production, distribution and exhibition looks like.

Ed Guiney co-founded film and drama production company, Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001. Element has offices in Dublin, Belfast and London and works across production, distribution and exhibition.

As joint Managing Director, Ed oversees the development and production of Element’s film and television slate. Recent projects include Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite and the television series Normal People, also directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

Current film productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things, starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo and Willem Dafoe (Film4/Searchlight Pictures); Stephen Williams historical biopic Chevalier, starring Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Searchlight Pictures) and Sebastián Lelio’s The Wonder, starring Florence Pugh (Netflix).

Current television productions include Shane Meadows’ period drama The Gallows Pole (BBC/A24); Nancy Harris’ The Dry (Britbox/ITV Studios) directed by Paddy Breathnach, and the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel, Conversations with Friends, directed by Lenny Abrahamson (BBC/HULU).

Current and upcoming film releases include Sean Durkin’s The Nest; Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself and two collaborations with Joanna Hogg - The Eternal Daughter (BBC/A24) and The Souvenir Part II (BBC/A24/Focus) which had its world premiere at Directors’ Fortnight in July 2021.

Ed has been nominated for two Oscars for Best Picture and has won two BAFTAs.


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