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David Collins runs Samson Films, one of Ireland’s leading independent film companies.
In addition to developing its own material, Samson also acts as a co-producer and executive producer on a wide range of Irish, European and international feature film projects.
The company has been awarded state funding by the Irish Film Board and the EU MEDIA programme.
Managing director David Collins is on the executive board of Screen Producers Ireland and is a member of the European Film Academy. Samson also has a sister company, ACCOMPLICE TELEVISION, which specialises in an original drama for television.
Notable recent credits include the Oscar-winning low budget musical ‘‘ONCE’’ (2006) and ‘‘EDEN’’ (2007), which won Eileen Walsh the best actress award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007 and ‘‘GRABBERS’’ (2012) which screened during the Midnight Section at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, was part of the Official Selection at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Neuchâtel International Film Festival.
Through his television company Accomplice TV, David has produced the multiple award-winning television drama series Bachelors Walk and Pure Mule both for RTE Television and more recently co-produced Jack Taylor Shot Down for ZDF and TV3. He was also a Co-Producer on the $15 million dollars Television Series Titanic written by Julian Fellowes
A DARK SONG 2016
Genre: Drama, Horror
Director: Liam Gavin
Screenplay: Liam Gavin
Cast: Steve Oram, Catherine Walker
A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
BFI London Film Festival
Telluride Horror Show
Denver Film Festival
Abertoir Film Festival
Galway Film Festival.
Theatrical Release in Ireland, USA, and the UK in 2017.
THE TRUTH COMMISSIONER 2016
Director: Declan Recks
Screenplay: Eoin O’Callaghan
Cast: Roger Allam, Conleth Hill, Barry Ward
When a Truth Commission is established in Northern Ireland, an exposed secret past shared by four men threatens to destroy what each has built in the present.
Theatrical release in Ireland and screened on the BBC Network.
TIGER RAID 2016
Director: Simon Dixon
Screenplay: Simon Dixon, Mick Donnellan, Gareth Coulam
Cast: Evans Sofia Boutella, Brian Gleeson, Damien Molony
Two mercenaries ride a wave of pitch-black camaraderie as they travel through the desert night on their way to carry out a kidnapping in Iraq. As the raid progresses, their frenzied world turns in on itself as past misdeeds come to the surface, violently threatening to tear them apart.
Tribecca, Galway Film Festival
Chichester International Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival