About UR

Urban Republic is a Los Angeles based award winning film production company founded in 2005. We have a branch in Zurich & Accra and work closely with local production houses.

Urban Republic produces content worldwide and is specialized in
  • development
  • production and postproduction of documentaries
  • fiction
  • reportage
  • educational formats
  • advertising
  • commercials
The high level of quality and professionalism are the foundation of our success.

Jarreth Merz, Director

Jarreth Merz, is the owner of the company and an award-winning director, producer and actor. He is also known for his appearances in film and television in the US and internationally. He is currently developing media projects across Africa and finishing a documentary on the democratic process in Libya. Jarreth Merz lives between Los Angeles, Accra and Zurich.

Evonne Merz, Project Assistant& Receptionist

Lives in Zurich and has worked in Event Management since 2000. She worked for events, incentives, congresses, meetings, product launches for Mercedes, Microsoft, Novartis and many others, especially in the hospitality Management. As a Project Assistant and Receptionist she brings her experience, heart and soul into the company.

Kevin Merz, Cameraman and Filmdirector

He is well-established in the Swiss Film Industry and his documentary films have been awarded at numerous film festivals. Kevin gained valuable professional experiences working with directors and cinematographers like Ueli Steiger, Wolfgang Lindroos and Peter Fleischmann. He continuously works for major TV stations and production companies. He fully dedicates his talent to Urban Republic.