Strader Films works extensively with Michael Merriman,
a veteran director with a wide range of commercial, television, and music video experience. Merriman’s credits include “Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to Johnny Cash”, a CMT special that features interviews and performances by Bruce Springsteen, Cheryl Crowe, Rosanne Cash, and Hank Williams, Jr. Other television projects include a two-part series on Elvis Presley and his relationship with gospel music and a documentary on the life and work of evangelist, Billy Graham.

Merriman’s commercial projects have ranged from healthcare to financial and automotive campaigns. His numerous music video projects have garnered a host of major awards, including an Academy of Country Music’s Video of the Year for “Only in America” by Brooks & Dunn. Other artists he has directed include Billy Bob Thornton, Travis Tritt, and Marty Stuart.