Monday, December 15, 2014

Marsha Mehran

Anyone who remembers Marsha Mehran from her brief period as receptionist in FilmBase over a decade ago will have been deeply shocked by the circumstances of her sudden death in County Mayo in April this year. She was just thirty-six years old.

It was while Marsha was at FilmBase that she began the writing that would culminate in her debut novel, Pomegranate Soup (2005). An adaptation of this book was proposed by Matador Pictures in London with Kirsten Sheridan set to direct. Marsha's third novel, The Margaret Thatcher School of Beauty was published posthumously just two weeks ago.

An inquest was held in Castlebar in May and the verdict has been reported today

Sincere condolences to Marsha's father, mother and brother.


Séamus Duggan said...

Just saw this now Ted, missed the inquest in the papers, and the news on the book. Thanks for pointing both out.
Happy Christmas..

irish film portal said...

Hi Séamus, it was a terribly sad end to a short life, and a lot of questions remain unanswered.

All the best to you and yours for Christmas.