The Elemental was premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Elemental poster

The film was shot with funding from private investors and a significant contribution from Northlight Productions. It was then offline edited by Northlight and submitted to the UK Film Council's Completion Fund.

It was one of seven films out of around eighty applications from all over the UK to be accepted for completion funding by the UK Film Council in the first of their twice yearly round of assessments. This paid for post-production including online edit, colour grading and Dolby Surround Sound mix - with a 4K digital master and transfer to a 35mm film print.

Katie Crook and Robert Sproul-Cran at the UK Film Council
Katie and Rob on their visit to London to apply for UKFC completion funding.

There was an added bonus that the film was shown in a sell-out session at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Writer/Director Robert Sproul-Cran says the assistance the UKFC provided went way beyond the financial element. "We've all benefited by networking with other industry professionals, and learning from experienced hands who thoroughly understand their specialist parts of the process."

The Elemental was also accepted by the British Council for overseas promotion.

And it was picked up for international distribution by Derry o'Brien of Network Ireland Television.

Life Is Short flier for Curzon Mayfair
The ad for the Curzon Mayfair screening.

A fantastic plus was that the film had its London premier at the Curzon Mayfair at Leicester Square - a cinema with a massive sixty foot screen.

This was part of the UK Film Council's "Life is Short" screening programme, so a massively prestigious showcase.

Katie Crook with Aaron Young, Tamsin Ranger and Robert Sproul-Cran
Aaron Young and Tamsin Ranger of the UK Film Council, flanked by Katie and Robert. Thanks to the experts for guiding us through the process of seeing the film on to a giant honest-to-goodness 35mm film print. And for shepherding it to The Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Celluloid Screams poster
The Elemental's iconic screen image was chosen for the poster of Celluloid Screams, the Sheffield Horror Film Festival.

Melies D'Or Award from Abertoir Horror Festival
The Elemental won the Méliès d'Or Audience Award at the Abertoir Film Festival in Aberystwyth, West Wales, and was selected to represent the UK in the European Fantastic Films Festival in Sitges in Spain.

Other screenings include:

  • Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto

  • Shockerfest, Riverbank, CA

  • Branchage, Jersey

  • Horror UK, London

  • 7th London Short Film Festival

  • Kinofilm, Manchester