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John Merriman

Moderator; actor Mustang Island, You Hurt My Feelings

John Merriman is an award winning filmmaker and actor.

He starred in the New York Times Critic's Pick YOU HURT MY FEELINGS, the LA Film Fest winning feature GRETCHEN, and the indie comedies PICTURES OF SUPERHEROES and CINEMA SIX. He also acted in the acclaimed Sundance film PIT STOP and the SXSW award winner LOVES HER GUN. Together with Kerri Lendo, he wrote, directed, and acted in the short films MODERN MAN and SLEEP STUDY which won the Audience Award at the 2010 Austin Film Festival. 

He is the official blogger for the Moontower Comedy and Oddity festival in Austin, Texas. He has hosted the festival's interview series 'Inside Joke' for five years and has interviewed comedy luminaries including Marc Maron, Maria Bamford and Steven Wright.

John was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Connecticut College where he majored in Psychology. He has called Austin his home since 1996.