Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story
February 27, 2012
By Jack Graul
Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story was not the talk of Tinseltown ahead of Sunday's 85th Academy Awards. Overlooked for Best Documentary Feature, it is unlikely this low-budget, independent film will ever register with mainstream audiences. Yet award show nominations and red carpet invitations are not the yardsticks by which to measure the impact of Rise & Shine. Writer-producer-directors Ranko Tutulugdzija and Nick Lewis never had such lofty aims. Their objective was always ...