Americana Pictures is a Tennessee LLC, located at; 202 Golf Creek Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738;
telephone, 865-436-4923; email, email@example.com.
The Mission of Americana Pictures is to develop, produce and market quality motion pictures,
which promote fresh talent and the best of traditional European-American ideals.
As an alternative to Hollywood, we seek to restore the American Dream and promote those qualities that made our country
great. Unlike the proponents of pop culture, we will not propagandize with falsehoods, nor desensitize the public with a
relentless stream of venal and decadent entertainment. We look to entertain in positive ways with honor and integrity, and
create classic stories and characters that can be beacons of light - to entertain, inform and help recapture the vision and
spirit of our founding fathers – the spirit of Americana.
was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point,
NY. He served several years in the U.S. Army where he commanded two units and then worked as an Industrial Engineering Manager
for Michelin Tire Company. In 1983, he was accepted into the University of Southern California’s “Peter Stark Motion Picture
Producing Program,” graduating in 1985 with an MFA degree in Cinema/Television. Merlin has since been an independent
screenwriter, motion picture producer/director, and media instructor.
Merlin’s award winning films include; “A Place to Grow” starring Gary Morris, Tracy Kristofferson, John Beck and Wilford
Brimley, and “Jericho” starring Mark Valley, Leon Coffee, Lisa Stewart, R. Lee Ermey and Buck Taylor. His vision is to build a
viable and far-reaching alternative to Hollywood… one that can help shape a more positive destiny for the marginalized, yet
traditionally valued American majority.