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Death of a Star (Dublin)

by Mirjana Rendulic

Originally from Croatia, Mirjana Rendulic is a writer, actress, director and drama facilitator based in South Dublin. During the pandemic, her father passed away suddenly in Croatia, only five days after she had returned from there to Ireland.

She subsequently wrote a short film, ‘Death of a Star’, as a tribute to her father and hired film maker Mark McNally to produce it. However, she didn’t get the chance to complete a soundtrack.

Although Mirjana’s father knew she played the guitar, with all her years spent in Ireland, he wasn’t aware of the artist she had become. Now Mirjana intends completing the film by creating an original soundtrack for the film.

As an experienced drama facilitator, she also intends offering the completed video as a community workshop exploring grief via the process of art creation.

She is currently experimenting with cover songs and composing original music with Mark Sams for the soundtrack. Listen to samples below:

Mark Sams is a guitarist with Alabama 3 and composer of ‘Black Requiem’, a collection of mainly classical pieces, named after Jake Black, aka The Very Reverend D Wayne Love, who died in 2019.