Michael Meredith

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For the politician, see Michael Meredith (politician).

Michael Shane Meredith (born September 22, 1967; Dallas, Texas) is an American independent film director, screenwriter and producer. He frequently collaborates with German director Wim Wenders. Meredith is the son of the late former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and football commentator Don Meredith. He was the oldest of two children from Don Meredith's second marriage to the artist Cheryl King.


Meredith's first feature film was Three Days of Rain[1] with Peter Falk, Blythe Danner, Lyle Lovett and Jason Patric. Wim Wenders was the executive producer.

In 2006, Meredith wrote the screenplay for Wenders' Land of Plenty, which earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Michelle Williams.

Meredith wrote and directed The Open Road, starring Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake, Kate Mara, and Mary Steenburgen. Lyle Lovett and Harry Dean Stanton are also among the cast. Wenders was executive producer and Charlie Sexton did the score for the film.

Since 2013, Meredith has been working a documentary feature, "Return To Timbuktu"[2] about musicians from the Festival au Désert in Mali. His production company, Maximon Pictures,[1] is named after the patron saint of good times and good luck.



  1. ^ "Maximón Pictures". Maximón Pictures. Retrieved 2016-08-23. 

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