But, a decade ago, you wouldn’t have like the chances of DeMerit even getting a sniff in Division-2 soccer. He was an unheralded player coming out of college with no pro prospects.
Armed with nothing but a few bucks and a heck of a lot of guts, he went across the Atlantic to try and make a name for himself. That journey is at the centre of Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story, a documentary by Nick Lewis and Ranko Tutulugdzija. The latter was a former teammate of DeMerit’s at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The film is complete, but it can’t be shown. (Even though you can check out the trailer, below). The filmmakers need to raise approximately US$215,000 in order to secure the rights to game footage, music and promotions.
Read the rest of this entry »