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Donald Taylor Black

Film Director
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Filmography
  • The All-Stars at 50
    2021 — TV Movie Documentary
  • New Gaels
    2020 — TV Movie Documentary
  • Back To The Joy
    2018 — TV Movie Documentary
  • Skin In The Game
    2012 — Documentary — 74 mins
  • David Farrell – Elusive Moments
    2008 — Documentary — 65 mins
  • Clongowes – The Greater Glory
    2001 — TV Movie Documentary — 53 mins
  • Imprint: Pasternak
    2000 — TV Short Documentary — 9 mins
  • Dear Boy: The Story Of Micheal Mac Liammoir
    1999 — TV Movie Documentary — 52 mins
  • Down To The Bedrock
    1997 — Documentary — 52 mins
  • Ballyponza
    1998 — TV Movie Documentary — 39 mins
  • The Joy
    1997 — TV Series Documentary 4 × — 45 mins
  • Dead Man’s Doctor
    1997 — TV Movie Documentary — 52 mins
  • Heart And Souls
    1995 — TV Movie Documentary — 54 mins
  • Century of Cinema – Ourselves Alone?
    1995 — TV Series Documentary 1 × — 51 mins
  • From Ballybeg To Broadway
    1993 — TV Movie Documentary — 48 mins
  • Down For The Match
    1992 — TV Movie Documentary
  • In Flags Or Flitters: Picture Of Dublin
    1993 — TV Movie Documentary — 53 mins
  • Return To Paradise: The Belfast Celtic Story
    1989 — TV Movie Documentary — 52 mins
  • Great Were Their Deeds: Their Passions And Their Sports
    1988 — TV Series Documentary
  • Oliver St. John Gogarty – Silence Would Never Do
    1987 — TV Movie Documentary — 53 mins
  • Sam Thompson – Voice Of Many Men
    1986 — Documentary — 53 mins
  • Remembering Jimmy O’Dea
    1985 — TV Movie Documentary
  • At The Cinema Palace: Liam O’Leary
    1983 — Documentary — 53 mins
  • The Triumph Of Beauty And Deceit
    1995 — TV Opera
Awards
  • 2021 — Winner
    Royal Television Society Republic of Ireland — RTS Ireland Television Award . New Gaels
  • 2014 — Winner
    Irish Film Festival, Boston — Best Documentary. Skin in the Game
  • 2013 — Nominee
    IFTA — George Morrison Award for Best Feature. Skin in the Game
  • 1998 — Winner
    Celtic Film and Television Festival — Honourable Mention. The Joy
  • 1983 — Winner
    Chicago International Film Festival — Certificate of Merit. At the Cinema Palace: Liam O'Leary

DONALD TAYLOR BLACK was educated at Trinity College Dublin, where he was Chairman of Dublin University Players. He won an Arts Council bursary to train as a theatre director at the Abbey Theatre, and directed plays for the Peacock, the Project Arts Centre, the Irish Theatre Company and Gemini Productions. Subsequently he worked as a Film Selector/Programmer for the Cork Film Festival, Organiser/Programmer for the Celtic Film Festival and as a freelance writer for radio.

His films, predominantly documentaries, have been commissioned or transmitted by RTÉ, TG4, Channel 4, BBC, the ITV Network, Ulster Television, La Sept/ARTE, YLE, SBS, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 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, Sydney, London, Taormina, Hong Kong, Augsburg, Wellington, Geneva, Dublin, Cork, Foyle and Celtic Film Festivals; at INPUT, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cinémathèque Française, and as part of retrospectives throughout the world.

He was a board member of the Irish Film Institute, a founding member of Film Makers Ireland (now Screen Producers Ireland) and is a former Chairman of DOCUMENTARY, the Copenhagen-based project, which supported creative documentaries in Europe during the EUs first MEDIA Programme. Donald was Head of the Department of Film & Media at IADT (2001-2016) and Creative Director of The National Film School (2006-2016).