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Hi I'm Nathan Merritt

I work as a master control operator and I'm a filmmaker. Check out HannahandJude.com. My wonderful wife and I have 4 kids.

About Me

I'm currently editing my first feature-length film, Hannah and Jude (HannahandJude.com) and it's both very time-consuming and wonderful! I worked on ideas for the story for about 10 years and produced and directed it over a period of 7 months on Saturdays. We had a huge cast and a lot of crew who just wanted to make something special, and I'm very grateful for everyone's hard work! My wife and I met in Houston, where she was working at an elementary school. After dating for 4 months, we got engaged, and were married 2 months later! After a few months, I told her that I really just wanted to make films, so we went to Chicago, so that I could go to film school. Three years later I graduated and we had our first kid. I moved to LA to find work, but couldn't find anything, so we headed to Yakima, WA, where she's from, and I got a job at a TV station as a master control operator. After 3 more kids, and a decision to finally make something not knowing how to find financing for it, I wrote the entire rough draft for the screenplay in a few weeks and set out to produce it. Now, after we've completed it, we move forward and make it happen, not knowing what may come. I know that Heavenly Father wanted me to make this film and I put my faith in Him to help me edit it and find distribution!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Jesus Christ is my Savior and he knows me personally as he has suffered for my follies and has helped me through them. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God as I have prayed about him and received a strong testimony through the Holy Ghost that he was. My goal as a filmmaker is to produce a feature-length film about the life of Joseph Smith. I envision 3 films all about 2.5 hours long that will depict his life and the early saints.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good husband and father. That is my ultimate goal. Everything else just falls into place.