Merman Academy: The Movie (2020 film)
Merman Academy: The Movie is a 2020 American comedy fantasy family film written, directed, produced, and edited by Zeke Taylor and Jabari Leggette. It stars Zeke Taylor, Immoney Cooper, Jabari Leggette, Earnest Harper, and Malachi Taylor, and is narrated by Zeke Taylor. Merman Academy: The Movie was globally released on June 24th, 2020 by Balckflix Productions.
Lesson #28 — Relive the experience of Jaden and his friends and see never before seen footage of Merman Academy.
- Zeke Taylor as Jaden Newman
- Immoney Cooper as Staff Member
- Jabari Leggette as Jabari Newman
- Earnest Harper as Manman Newman
- Malachi Taylor as Chi
Talks of the continuation of the Merman Academy series began in early-mid 2018, right after the series just ended, when Jabari Leggette showed interest in creating a film series. The idea was scraped until September 2019, when Zeke Taylor decided to work on the script with some friends.
Casting was pretty easy. The cast of the original series came back to reprise their roles.
Principal photography began in late November 2019, with filming locations including Sherwood and Jacksonville, Arkansas and in Kissimmee, Florida. Filming wrapped up in December 2019. And post-production began on May 29, 2020 and wrapped up on June 23, 2020.