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Our featured show, adventure series American Exile, is on its second season as a short-form episodic series. GCW will produce the follow up feature film JOA after American Exile finishes its second season this year. GCW also hosts lifestyle vlogs and series including Travel, Love, Film. In 2020, series of online vlogs and shows featuring the lives of dynamic filmmaking couple Merri and Perry will be released.
A New Day, They Created A New Reality…
Merri Christi Pemberton Filmmaker-Writer-Actress
Merri Christi didn’t wait for permission to see women who looked like her in Adventure or sci-fi films. She did not wait to be cast as such. She decided to create a new reality.
Merri writes and produces films and shows that open doors for more women and minorities to explore groundbreaking and non-stereotypical roles. She listened to viewers and consumers on social media and YouTube. They demanded to see quality storylines with relatable characters and diversity for on-demand viewing.
As founder of GCW Media Group, she created a film division to house all short and feature-length shows. Many will be for on-demand consumption, but some will be for theatrical screening. GCW is a digital media entity that serves the needs of today and tomorrow’s online viewers. As a filmmaker who creates digital content, Merri uses mobile devices to shoot and edit her short-form projects. She will likely experiment shooting a feature on mobile in the not-so-distant future.
Merri Christi came from the museum and education profession with a performing arts background. Her work as museum curator and history as a young artifact researcher prepared her to portray endangered archaeologist Morgan Bannister in the adventure series American Exile. Her performing arts background included over 20 years of dance, youth theatre, music production, and video production. She produced and performed some of the tracks for American Exile and upcoming feature JOA. Her first album DEBUT was release date in 2011 followed by song song Take 1 Chance in 2013. As a published author of DAMASCUS CODE, the origin story of American Exile and JOA, she creates a universe of connected stories for years of entertainment and empowerment for generations to come.