Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 18, 2011.

Update #65

Huge News! Itunes launch & All Star Game

1 comment

Hello everyone, hope all is well.  We are still working hard on the film which has come so far.  It is amazing to think back when we were going through the filming (with no real clue what we were doing ).  With that said, we always had at least a thought on where we wanted to go, which was to get Jay's story documented and get it out to inspire and motivate others.

We have succeeded at both, but only because of the amazing effort of everyone involved, the passion of the soccer community, the recognition that Jay's story can inspire others.  We have done all this without any Hollywood "backing" and without any "advertising" budget.  We just got word that we are now up on itunes and amazon!

Below is a link to itunes. I believe this link works for the U.S., UK (and rest of Europe), Canada, and even beyond as well.  It is great to see Jay's story continue to spread and we now hope that it will continue to spread to a "mainstream" audience beyond the soccer world. If everyone has a second and could share this link via facebook, twitter, etc. (and possibly review the film!) we would greatly appreciate it. This is such a major accomplishment for the film.  On another note, Jay just got nominated to the Starting XI of the MLS All Star game.  After a year of injuries and some frustration he is now back and healthy.  The script still isn't finished!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/rise-shine-jay-demerit-story/id536462258?ls=1

Also, Jay will be playing against Chelsea's squad for the MLS game and we told him he needs to get a copy of the film to Frank Lampard who is in it as well.  Will keep you filled in! As always, Rise & Shine!

Comments

    1. Missing_small

      Creator Heidi Fosberg on July 11, 2012

      So happy for you guys! Jay's story is so amazing & inspiring! We still watch on a regular basis!
      Meeting him in Columbus was a dream come true! Now we are very excited and looking forward to seeing him again at the All Star game!

1,937
Backers
$223,422
pledged of $215,000 goal
0
seconds to go
P1000316.medium

See full bio

  • Pledge $1 or more
    You selected

    83 backers

    A huge thank you for helping to get Jay's story out. Jay and the team will send you a video message expressing our gratitude.

  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    922 backers

    Rise and Shine DVD and thank you video message from Jay and the team. Help make this happen! Be the first to get the DVD.

  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    145 backers

    Rise and Shine Blu-Ray DVD and thank you video from Jay and the team. Includes special bonus footage from the film. Be the first to get the DVD. Help get Jay's story told!

  • Pledge $55 or more
    You selected

    279 backers

    By popular demand: Jay DeMerit designed t-shirt plus Rise and Shine DVD (not Blu-Ray DVD) and thank you video message from Jay and the team.

  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    144 backers

    Jay DeMerit designed t-shirt plus Rise and Shine Blu-Ray DVD (or DVD) with special bonus footage along with thank you video message from Jay and the team. *Little known fact: Jay graduated college with an industrial design degree and likes getting artsy.

  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    186 backers

    Limited Edition "Rise and Shine: The Jay Demerit Story" poster plus Jay DeMerit designed t-shirt plus Rise and Shine Blu-Ray DVD (or DVD) with bonus footage plus thank you video message from Jay and the team.

  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    54 backers

    Special thank you in the film plus a personal phone call from the directors of the film plus Limited Edition "Rise and Shine: The Jay Demerit Story" poster plus Jay DeMerit designed t-shirt plus Rise and Shine Blu-Ray DVD (or DVD).

  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    27 backers

    Autographed Jay DeMerit jersey plus special thank you in the film plus a personal phone call from the directors of the film plus Limited Edition "Rise and Shine: The Jay Demerit Story" poster plus Jay DeMerit designed t-shirt plus Rise and Shine Blu-Ray DVD (or DVD).

  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    10 backers

    Autographed Jay DeMerit jersey plus special thank you in the film plus cleats signed by Jay DeMerit plus a personal phone call from Jay DeMerit plus Limited Edition "Rise and Shine: The Jay Demerit Story" poster plus Jay DeMerit designed t-shirt plus Rise & Shine Blu-Ray DVD (or DVD). Additionally receive a special PUMA prize pack. Jay is a PUMA sponsored athlete and PUMA has offered to donate prize packs to help the film. You are a legend!

  • Pledge $1,500 or more
    You selected

    4 backers All gone!

    Autographed Jay DeMerit jersey plus special thank you in the film plus Limited Edition "Rise and Shine: The Jay Demerit Story" poster plus Jay DeMerit designed t-shirt plus Rise & Shine Blu-Ray DVD (or DVD). You are a legend! PLUS a training session with Jay for you (or your child) and teammates!!! *Training session in Vancouver only

  • Pledge $5,000 or more
    You selected

    5 backers

    Executive Producer credit in the film plus autographed Jay DeMerit jersey plus cleats signed by Jay DeMerit plus a personal phone call from Jay DeMerit plus Limited Edition "Rise and Shine: The Jay Demerit Story" poster plus Jay DeMerit designed t-shirt plus Rise and Shine Blu-Ray DVD (or DVD). Additionally receive an extra special PUMA prize pack. Jay is a PUMA sponsored athlete and PUMA has offered to donate prize packs to help the film. You are a super legend!

  • Pledge $10,000 or more
    You selected

    5 backers

    First 2 people to pledge will get cleats which Jay wore in the 2010 World Cup which contain special design by Jay DeMerit plus Executive Producer credit in the film plus autographed Jay DeMerit jersey plus cleats signed by Jay DeMerit plus a personal phone call from Jay DeMerit plus Limited Edition "Rise and Shine: The Jay Demerit Story" poster plus Jay DeMerit designed t-shirt plus Rise and Shine Blu-Ray DVD (or DVD). Additionally receive an extra extra special PUMA prize pack. Jay is a PUMA sponsored athlete and PUMA has offered to donate prize packs to help the film. You are a beyond a legend! Additionally, each person will get to spend a day with Jay hanging out and playing soccer either in your city or a mutually convenient location (expenses not paid).

Featured!
Funding period

- (75 days)