We believe in the power of story.
It’s the currency of the human experience and the power to expand consciousness. When we suspend our disbelief and let a story take us on its journey through “a little life,” we find we’ve crossed boundaries and found empathy. We ask audiences to give their imaginations a chance to breathe and emerge from their screens—more connected, aware, and alive.
Led by creatives who have decades of experience building connections with audiences across every medium, Dream Three is a home where talent-on-the-rise is nurtured and inspired to do their best work.
FOUNDER + CEO
Jeremy Merrifield is a writer, director, and producer who began making films after spending more than a decade working in New York’s Broadway theater community and the advertising industry.
His most recent film, BALLOON, stars Paul Scheer (Black Monday, The League) and Jonah Beres (Hulu’s PEN15) and uses the superhero myth to examine toxic masculinity and how we raise our boys. The film premiered at Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Short Fest and has been seen at New Orleans Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, and HollyShorts Film Festival where it won Grand Prix qualifying for the 2020 Oscars.
Jeremy also wrote and directed a spec comedy pilot, FOR REAL, a satirical examination of American narcissism in the age of the social media star. In addition, his first short film, LINE, is based on his childhood growing up in a commercial fishing community and tells the story of a family of fishermen on the frontlines of the climate change crisis.
In the theater, Jeremy produced the concert and subsequent development workshop for Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown’s debut musical SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. In casting, he worked on THE BOY FROM OZ starring Hugh Jackman as well as Cameron Mackintosh’s CATS. 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 and exploring the life of a Persian family living in America. Other credits include YANK! (Off-Broadway, associate producer), MARY POPPINS (Broadway, assistant to the producer), MISS SAIGON (Broadway tour).
Jeremy’s experience in advertising includes providing creative direction and consulting for Fortune 500 companies such as Oracle, Canon, Lucent, and Pfizer. He is a graduate of The American Film Institute’s conservatory directing program.
MICHAEL JAMES SCOTT
PARTNER + PRODUCER
Michael James Scott is an actor and producer who built his career on the Broadway stage and internationally.
He played the “Genie” in Disney’s ALADDIN on Broadway, in London and on the North American Tour, and originated the role in the Australian Production for which he won the Helpmann Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He is also known for originating two roles: “The Minstrel” on Broadway in SOMETHING ROTTEN! and “Dr. Gotswana” (aka The Guy With The Maggot Problem) in the Tony-winning phenomenon THE BOOK OF MORMON.
Michael’s other Broadway credits include MAMMA MIA!, TARZAN, ALL SHOOK UP, THE PIRATE QUEEN, ELF and HAIR, for which he served the associate choreographer on the West End. Off-Broadway, he co-starred in HERE’S TO THE PUBLIC opposite Donna McKechnie and was also part of the concert cast of JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA at Carnegie Hall. He was the standby for the legendary Ben Vereen in the international tour of FOSSE, taking over the role in Paris at the Théâtre du Châtelet.
Michael’s numerous television and film appearances include THE CARRIE DIARIES (The WB), INDEPENDENT WOMAN (Feature Film), “The View” (ABC), “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” (NBC), “The Late Show with Conan O’Brien” (NBC), “Good Morning America” (ABC), “The Today Show” (NBC), “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (CBS), “The TONY Awards” (CBS) and the new Showtime series BLACK MONDAY. He was a member of the critically acclaimed singing group The Broadway Boys and Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices and can be heard on many original Broadway cast albums.
Kate Chamuris began making narrative live action films after working in the advertising and theater industries in New York City. Her award-winning films have screened at top festivals including Sundance & SXSW and have gone on to shortlist for the Live Action Short Oscar.
She has worked on five of Jeremy Merrifield’s films including BALLOON and FOR REAL. Additional producing credits include, BLOCKS (world premiere Sundance ’20), MILLER & SON (Oscar Shortlist ’20; CSA Artios Award nominee ’20, BAFTA student award winner ’19; Student Academy Award Gold winner ’19), and UNSPEAKABLE (world premiere SXSW ’18).
Her studio experience includes working with the VFX producers on set of 20th Century Studio’s CALL OF THE WILD and Lucasfilm’s season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN.
In advertising, she worked for J. Walter Thompson and served as account manager on the ROLEX Global branded documentary “Deepest Dive: The Story of the Trieste,” directed by Fisher Stevens that aired on National Geographic and BBC Worldwide.
TANYA COHEN, OLIVE UNIACKE, & MAX MAULITZ
WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR