Merlin L. Miller 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. He subsequently became an independent screenwriter, motion picture producer/director, and 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. In recent years, Merlin wrote a historical treatise, “The American Dream”, and published several articles, connecting military, political and media intrigues.
In 2007/8, Merlin became politically active – in support of Ron Paul’s Presidential campaign. In 2012, he was recruited by a small independent political party to be their Presidential candidate. During the course of campaigning, Merlin appeared in numerous radio, television and print interviews, wrote “Our Vision for America”, and visited Iran – meeting with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Merlin plans to produce “False Flag”, a critically important motion picture, and help build a coalition of nationalist, populist, and patriot organizations. United, this coalition could end pervasive political corruption, and help restore America’s traditional goodness – as a freedom-based, constitutional republic. This political effort led to formation of the American Eagle Party, and in late 2015 Merlin wrote EAGLES ARE GATHERING, which is available from The American Free Press (and on Amazon).
He has been married for 43 years to Susan, and they have 4 grown daughters, three of whom also graduated from West Point and served in the U.S. Army. (L: Merlin with former Congressman and “father of the Tea Party”, Dr. Ron Paul, during the 2008 Rally to Restore the Republic.)