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The Jay DeMerit Story is a true story of a young American's journey to the 2010 World Cup - one never experienced in the soccer world.
Created by

Nick and Ranko

1,937 backers pledged $223,422 to help bring this project to life.

UK Release of the Film - Help Needed

First off Happy New Year! We hope this update finds everyone well.  Thankfully Jay's story is going to be shown on the big screen in the UK.  England played a huge part in Jay's story and it is very fitting that it is making its way there.  As someone who got to visit during the filming I can say that the sport is like a religion, it is amazing the passion and knowledge that everyone there has.  We really want to make sure that we do it right and get the word out.  It is a bit more difficult as we don't have the organization support that we did in the U.S.

With that said, I know that many supporters of the film are UK based or have roots there.  If everyone can spend just a few minutes contacting those who you know about the film it would really help.  Most people either know someone there or knows someone who knows someone. The soccer world is getting smaller and smaller these days and it is really easy to get the word out and have it spread.  The feedback on the film continues to be incredible, we have gotten such great responses from players, coaches, parents, even people who don't follow soccer but realize the value of the message.  So thanks a lot as we should ALL BE SO PROUD WE GOT THIS FILM OUT.  I haven't even stepped back to think about it, but it is truly incredible.

The info for the UK release is available at   It is playing at Odeon Theaters throughout the country on January 17 and January 26.  Thanks so much, Rise & Shine!


    1. Creator Adam Cummings on January 5, 2012

      Trying to get hold of Ranko as we are heading to San Diego in March and I wanted to thank him for putting together a great movie.

      I was talking to a bunch of college kids from California who are here in London for a semester and they all knew about Jay's story and wanted to see the film.

    2. Creator dididi8 on January 5, 2012

      hi! thanks for the DVD! Got it before Christmas. By the way, are you guys aware of 11mm – 9th International Football Film Festival in Berlin?
      Check it out:
      I would be cool to see you guys in Berlin!