(Lenny Abrahamson’s Adam and Paul)

Element Pictures are delighted to announce that Principal Photography begins this week on Lenny Abrahamson’s new film WHAT RICHARD DID. 


Set in present day Dublin the story follows a group of privileged teens over the course of the summer after they leave school, focusing in particular on Richard, a popular sports star, whose life is changed forever after a senseless act of violence.

WHAT RICHARD DID is directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Adam & Paul, Garage, Prosperity), written by Malcolm Campbell (SkinsShameless), produced by Ed Guiney and executive produced by Andrew Lowe both of Element Pictures (The GuardThe Wind that Shakes the Barley). It is loosely based on Kevin Powers award winning 2008 novel Bad Day at Blackrock.

The film stars an ensemble of young Irish actors including Jack Reynor, Sam Keeley and Roisin Murphy as well as established talent including Lorraine Pilkington and Lars Mikkelsen (star of the Danish hit series, The Killing)

The film will shoot in and around Dublin and Wicklow for 5 weeks and is backed by the Irish Film Board and Element Pictures.

Irish audiences will get the chance to see WHAT RICHARD DID in 2012 when it’s released through Element Pictures Distribution.

For Further Information please call Nell Roddy on 01 618 5032 or email


Paddy’s day at the Screen Cinema

To celebrate St Patrickʼs Day, the Screen Cinema will be showing four popular Irish films. The popular and award-winning documentaries His and Hers and Waveriders will make a welcome return to the big screen, while Garage, the drama from director Lenny Abrahamson and writer Mark OʼHalloran, will also be shown.

The highlight of the mini-Irish festival will be two screenings of Alan Parkerʼs beloved The Commitments ahead of the bandʼs reunion gig at the O2 Arena on 19th March. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ‘worlds hardest working band’.

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Garage Nominated for Three Evening Standard Awards

Lenny Abrahamson’s Garage has been nominated in three categories for an Evening Standard Award matching Frost/Nixon for the most nominations. Lenny Abrahamson is up for Best Director, while Mark O’Halloran is in the running for best Screenplay, and Pat Shortt features in the Best Actor category.

Already the recipient of numerous awards, including the CICAE Prize Directors Fortnight at Cannes in 2007 and four IFTA’s. Garage tells the story of Josie (Pat Shortt), a harmless misfit as he searches for intimacy over the course of a summer which sees his life changed forever.

Steve McQueen’s Hunger is up for Best Film Award, while Michael Fassbender has been nominated for the Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Bobby Sands in the same film.

The Evening Standard Awards were founded in 1973 and have honoured some of the biggest talents in filmmaking.


Over 55's Film Club to Screen Garage

The Pictures film club for over 55’s and friends will screen the award-winning Irish film Garage on 24th November at Axis Ballymun. Since being launched in January the initiative has become a social network for Ballymun and the surrounding areas with over 150 members. The monthly film club screens a wide variety of movies including classics, comedies, thrillers, drama, Irish film and foreign language movies.