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).

Recent film releases include Sean Durkin’s “The Nest;” Phyllida Lloyd’s “Herself” and Joanna Hogg’s “The Souvenir Part II” (BBC/A24/Focus) which had its world premiere at Directors’ Fortnight in July 2021. Upcoming film releases include Element’s second collaboration with Joanna Hogg, “The Eternal Daughter” (BBC/A24).

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