- LOS ANGELES
International production company Great Guns has added directors JB Carlin and Jeremy Merrifield to its roster for representation in the U.S., U.K. and Asia.
Oliver Fuselier, managing director/EP of Great Guns USA, said, “JB comes to Great Guns with an exciting range of work that really makes you feel and think. Jeremy has a gift of storytelling with a whimsical flair that makes you feel like you’re watching a classic fairy tale.”
Carlin previously maintained his own company, Carlin Films. Known for his real, intimate, and raw style, Carlin has the unique ability to develop relationships with talent quickly, allowing him to capture beautiful human moments that go beyond what’s on the page. Throughout his career, Carlin has worked with high-profile actors and celebs including Morgan Freeman, Regina King, Alfred Molina, Ray Romano, and Cindy Crawford. Carlin has written numerous television series and feature films, with his most recent TV project The Forest picked up by USA Network and Universal to be produced by Ryan Reynolds through his company, Dark Trick.
Carlin said, “Great Guns has a huge global reach with offices literally all over the world. Since I love traveling, working overseas, and telling stories in different languages and cultures, that was a huge draw for me. The team Laura [Gregory, founder] has put together in the U.S. is brilliant. Oliver Fuselier has come on and led the charge as MD and EP alongside reps who are some of the best in the business.”
An award-winning performance-driven director, writer, and producer, Merrifield began making films after spending more than a decade working in New York’s Broadway theatre community and the advertising industry. In the theatre, he produced the concert and workshop for Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown’s debut musical, “Songs For a New World.” As a director, he assisted the New York Theatre Workshop production of Houshang Touzie’s “Our Sweet Life by the Pacific Ocean” starring Shoreh Agdashloo. In 2015, he wrote and directed “For Real,” a satirical examination of American narcissism in the age of the social media star while his debut short film, Balloon, won many awards including Special Jury Prize at the YDAs.
Jeremy’s other credits include “YANK!” (off-Broadway, associate producer), “Mary Poppins” (Broadway), and the “Miss Saigon” Broadway tour. He has provided creative services to New York’s media and entertainment industry as well as brands including Huawei, Canon, and Pfizer. His numerous award wins include two YDAs, two Student Emmys at the Television Academy’s Television Awards, and accolades at the New Orleans Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, and Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Short Fest.
Merrifield said, “After Cannes Lions this year, I had the fortune to meet Laura, Oliver, and the Great Guns team. I was really excited about their commitment to new talent and the possibility of partnering with a family of industry pros. Getting to work with a producer as talented as Oliver in the US was a no-brainer for me! In the coming year, I’m excited to make a feature film inspired by Balloon.”
Great Guns is Merrifield's first representation roost.