“Rise And Shine” Set For Theatrical Release This Fall

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

“Rise And Shine,” the documentary of Vancouver Whitcaps defender Jay Demerit’s rocky-esque rise from amateur soccer and pub leagues to the English Premier League and the World Cup, has been generating buzz for months. Well, now it’s set for a theatrical release.

D&E Entertainment have picked up the documentary, whose production costs and rights acquisition were mostly funded by contributions from the public, and from stars like Seth Myers and Rivers Cuomo.

The film raised almost a quarter-million dollars on kickstarter.com, the most ever for an independent film on the crowdsourced fundraising site.

The film will be released nationwide on November 3rd, with subsequent international releases planned.

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