SF Local: The Jay DeMerit Story Shines This Saturday

As Chali 2na would say, “Bay…….AAAAAREA!”

If you’re by the most golden of gates this Saturday, stop into Danny Coyles on Haight Street to catch a showing of “Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story.”

The good crew behind the production is looking to make it into a full-fledged movie release and is oh-so-close to doing it. They’re just 5% away from their goal of $215,000 needed, sitting on $207,908 at the time this promo went to press.

They’ve got 1,681 backers already. Just throw a few dollars their way after reading this or come out on Saturday and enjoy the festivities with San Francisco’s chapter of the American Outlaws supporter group and see the belief that all the “investors” currently have.

Remember, this Saturday, July 16th at Danny Coyles on Haight St. in San Francisco. You can attend the event on Facebook here.

And if you can’t? Please, please donate here. (Fantastic poster above done by Live Breathe Futbol….and they’ve got shirts.)


….oh you want more?

Some of the most interesting parts of the film are these moments when these people open up about how unique and inspiring a tale Jay has woven.

Lewis said the whole project took about a year and landed the crew on three continents.

“There’s a story within a story about how this film was made,” Lewis said.

He continued, “In a lot of ways it was just like Jay’s story.

The Shin Guardian was the first publication to review the documentary and speak with the filmmakers. You can read all about it here.


TSG: So the relationship you have with Jay, is it more like Mork & Mindy, Laurel & Hardy, Robbie Rogers & Sacha Kljestan or Bob Bradley & Sunil Gulati?

Chopper: I like to think we get along well. Though we are different, we have a respect for each other and our mutual goal. Kind of like a Starsky and Hutch. And we even have the car…

The Shin Guardian also interviewed Jay DeMerit’s……BEARD! Yeah, that’s right. His name is Chopper….and it was fascinating. You can check that out here.

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