Nate Merchant

Nate Merchant is a UX Copywriter at the New York City office of MCD Partners, an advertising firm with offices spread across the US. He graduated from Bates in 2018 with a degree in Rhetoric, Film, & Screen Studies. At Bates, he played on the Men’s Varsity Soccer team making the Scholar All-America Team for DIII his senior year. He was also a member of the inaugural Bates Film Festival Board of Directors. For the 2018 festival, Nate produced and moderated the “International Perspectives on Climate Change” panel. After graduating, he moved back to LA where he worked as a Production Assistant on various movies and TV series. Nate strongly believes in the power of film festivals, emphasizing that many people are interested in the indie film scene, they just don’t know it. (Written by Max Younger ’22)