Heading into the home stretch of August, we’re excited to share the official Merit Badges trailer. Check it out below:


In other news, waiting for film festival notifications is a nerve-wracking process. It’s literally death by a thousand cuts. That’s why it’s important to take a deep breath, step back and look at the bigger picture. And sometimes, it’s nice to take in the priceless wisdom of sage elders, like Mr. Television:

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” –Milton Berle

Over the course of making MERIT BADGES, I’ve had the honor to work with some of the most amazing and talented folks in the North Carolina film community. I’m so humbled by the whole experience and the lessons I’ve learned through working with this team. From the family members that were blackmailed, to the wonderful cast, the hard-working crew, to those who volunteered time and resources, it’s been an incredible journey getting to know everyone that made this film possible. I am so proud of what we made together and I thank you for being a part of it.

So as we continue to wait to hear whether we’ve made the cut, we hope you’ll keep looking ahead with us and help spread the word. Share the film trailer online and often. Tag posts with #meritbadgesfilm or tweet us @meritbadgesfilm.


And again, endless thanks to the entire MERIT BADGES team and most especially to you, our fans!