From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kieth W. Merrill (born May 22, 1940) is an American filmmaker who has worked as a writer, director, and producer in the film industry since 1967. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Directors Guild of America, and received an Academy Award for The Great American Cowboy (1973) and a nomination for Amazon (1997). He is a founding partner of Odyssey, which pioneered IMAX-format film technology. He is also a founding member of Audience Alliance Motion Picture Studios (AAMPS), a production company committed to motion pictures that embrace virtues and values. AAMPS is a growing broad based membership organization giving "card carrying members" the opportunity to weigh-in on scripts and go behind the scenes of AAMPS motion pictures. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kieth Merrill, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.