DONALD TAYLOR BLACK - Producer/Director

Poolbeg Productions, which was originally founded in 1982, is one of Ireland's most well-respected independent film and television production companies. Our productions have been commissioned or transmitted by RTÉ, Channel 4, BBC, La Sept/ARTE, Ulster Television, PBS stations in the United States and many other international broadcasters. They have won a number of awards and have been screened at the Chicago, Melbourne, London, Hong Kong, Augsburg, Taormina, Sydney, Geneva, Wellington, Dublin, Cork, Foyle, and Celtic Film Festivals; at INPUT; and in retrospectives throughout the world. Our four-part series about life in Dublin's Mountjoy Prison, The Joy, received the highest ever ratings for any documentary series in the history of Irish television, when transmitted on RTÉ in January/February 1997. If You're Not In, You Can't Win!  was shortlisted for an ESB Media Award (TV Documentary) in 2004.
Skin in the Game (2012) was nominated for an IFTA in 2013 and won Best Documentary at the 2014 Boston Irish Film Festival.

We are currently developing a major feature documentary about 1960s radical activist and writer, Emmett Grogan (1942-1978), with the support of The Irish Film Board. He has been called: "The Superman of the Underground" (Times Literary Supplement) and "The tough guy hippie who helped define an era" (Toronto Globe and Mail).

At the Cinema Palace - Liam O'Leary (1983);
Remembering Jimmy O'Dea
Sam Thompson - Voice of Many Men
Great Were Their Deeds, Their Passions, and Their Sports
Return to Paradise - The Belfast Celtic Story
In Flags or Flitters - Pictures of Dublin
The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit
Irish Cinema - Ourselves Alone?
Hearts and Souls
The Joy
Down To The Bedrock
Dear Boy - The Story of Micheál Mac Liammóir

Clongowes - The Greater Glory (2001);
If You're Not In, You Can't Win! (2003);
   [in association with Red Lemonade Productions];
Rebel Frontier (2004)
   [in association with Asylum Pictures];
Mary Kelly sa Bhearna Bhaoil
David Farrell - Elusive Moments
Skin in the Game (2012).
Back to the Joy (2018)
New Gaels

Telephone: +353 - 404 - 45909
Facsimile: +353 - 404 - 45893