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Managing Director 

& Producer

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Company Profile


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

David Collins

Managing Director 

& Producer

Company Highlights


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.


Fantastic Fest 


Morbido, Stiges

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.




Genre:             Drama

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.




Genre:             Drama

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

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