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David Collins - Managing Director
Samson Films
The Barracks, 76 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland.
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David Collins founded Samson Films in 1984, developing strong links with many of the major film and television funding agencies in Ireland and abroad. Recent collaborations include Paramount Pictures, Parallax Pictures, Granada Television, TV3, Universal & Jim Henson, BSkyB, IFB and NIFTC, Pathé, Channel Four, BBC, Eurimages, and RTE. In 2000 David also established Accomplice Television with Ed Guiney of Element Films to specialise in long running television drama series for the international market. In addition to its own production portfolio, Samson has worked in production partnership with a wide variety of independents through Europe, including Road Movies (Germany), Parallax (UK), Zephyr Films (UK), Victoria Film (Scandinavia), Fandango (Italy), Forensic Films (New York) Gruber Films (UK) and Phantavision (Holland). Most recent feature film credits include ASYLUM (2003), BLIND FLIGHT (2003), HONEYMOONERS (2002) and THE ABDUCTION CLUB (2001). Most recent television credits include PURE MULE (2004), BACHELORS WALK 3 Series (2001, 2002, 2003) and WATERMELON (2003). David is an Executive Member of Screen Producers Ireland, the representative association for Irish producers and directors. He is also a member of the European Film Academy.

 Film Name  Director  Year
-  The Ghost of Richard Harris  Adrian Sibley  2022
-  End of Sentence  Elfar Adalsteins  2019
-  Rose Plays Julie  Joe Lawlor  2019
-  Wildfire  Cathy Brady  2018
-  Cellar Door  Viko Nikci  2018
-  The Truth Commissioner  Declan Recks  2015
-  Telepathy  Lesley Manning Walker  2014
-  The Sea  Stephen Brown  2013
-  Stay  Wiebke von Carolsfeld  2013
-  Watermelon  Kieron J. Walsh  2013
-  Mister John  Joe Lawlor  2012
-  The Importance of Being Whatever  Rob Burke/Ronan Burke  2011
-  Little Foxes  Mira Fornayova  2009
-  Pure Mule: The Last Weekend  Declan Recks  2009
-  Belonging to Laura  Karl Golden  2009
-  Belonging to Laura  Karl Golden  2009
-  Eden  Declan Recks  2008
-  Dublin Stories: The Diet of Worms  Alex Gill  2008
-  Once  John Carney  2007
-  Dan & Becs  David Coffey  2007
-  Dan & Becs Series 2  David Coffey  2007
-  Once  John Carney  2007
-  TRUE NORTH  Steve Hudson  2006
-  Hide and Seek  DEARBHLA WALSH  2006
-  Bachelors Walk Christmas Special  John Carney  2006
-  Pure Mule  Declan Recks  2005
-  Bachelors Walk - Series 2  John Carney  2003
-  Blind Flight  Johnny Furse  2002
-  Watermelon  Kieron J Walsh  2002
-  The Most Fertile Man in Ireland  Dudi Appleton  2001
-  Abduction Club, The  Stephen Schwartz  2001
-  Country  Kevin Liddy  2000
-  Rat  Wesley Burrows  2000
-  Dogsbody  Karl Golden  1999
-  Love and Rage  Cathal Black  1998
-  Just in Time  John Carney  1998
-  I Went Down  Paddy Breathnach  1997
-  Ambassador, The  Ken Grieve  1997
-  A Further Gesture  Robert Dornhelm  1997
-  Loving  Diarmuid Lawrence  1996
-  The Disappearance of Finbar  Sue Clayton  1995
-  Guiltrip  Gerard Stembridge  1995
-  Eat the Peach  Peter Ormrod  1986
-  The Woman Who Married Clark Gable  Thaddeus O'Sullivan  1985
-  Pigs  Cathal Black  1984
-  Basket Full of Wallpaper, A  Joe Lee  
-  Short Order  Anthony Byrne  
-  Float Like a Butterfly  Carmel Winters  
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21 Feb 2023 Heart-warming feature My Sailor, My Love to release in Irish cinemas on March 10th
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26 Jul 2022 Venice 2022: The Banshees of Inisherin and The Ghost of Richard Harris to Premiere at 79th edition
04 Jul 2022 Over €4.6m allocated by Creative Europe to Irish screen industry in 2021
17 Sep 2021 Directors Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor discuss Rose Plays Julie
10 Sep 2021 “I felt like a yin had met a yang”; Cathy Brady and Nora Jane Noone on the journey of Wildfire


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