Thank You for Your Interest in Bringing
Because of Sam to Your Organization!
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below or call (813) 610-3132 with any questions.

Why Organizations LOVE Because of Sam...

"Because of Sam... Can Change Lives and Families Forever"
Kelley Parris, Executive Director, Children's Board of Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida
“I applaud Renee and Sam for their determination to bring this story forward for the greater good. Because of Sam is not only a beautiful story but one that can change lives and families forever.”
Sam and Kelley Parris
"The Movie is Absolutely Incredible"
Craig Woodard, Sr., Executive Director and President, Down Syndrome Association of Tampa Bay
The movie is absolutely incredible. The documentary is just on point and I give it 5 stars. see the documentary prior to me actually meeting him really got me to know him a lot better. What a brilliant young man he is. He gives so much promise for children like my own. So pleased to see this documentary. It turned out fantastic.
"Sam's Always Been an Inspiration for Us"
Suzanne & Peter Sylvestre
“...and this movie was fantastic in illustrating to us as parents with a child with Down syndrome or any disability for that matter, of what could be.

So we're very hopeful for the future.”

Because of Sam Wins the Tampa's Downtown Partnership 
Urban Excellence People’s Choice Award in 2019

The movie, Because of Sam wins the Tampa's Downtown Partnership's People's Choice Award in 2019

Please Fill Out the Application Below to Apply

Please provide the information below to request an Institutional Movie License and Educational Study Guide for the movie Because of Sam

Important notice: Because of Sam is copyrighted and owned by Because of Sam The Movie, LLC. Unauthorized use, copying, streaming, sharing and/or distribution is illegal and violators will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Prices may vary based upon organizational type, size, and other variables.
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Please note: DVD's and Educational Study Guides are to be used only at designated location(s), for designated time periods that will be outlined in the licensing agreement. Enterprise wide use, i.e. multiple branches or offices for a given organization, will be permitted under an expanded license. DVD's will be shipped to licensee for usage during the limited license period and must be returned by the date outlined in the respective license. Because of Sam Educational Study Guides will be emailed to the licensee and may only be downloaded and printed for each participant.
If you have questions or need further information, please see the FAQ's section below or email: You may also call (813) 610-3132.

Please submit your answers by clicking the button below and we will be in touch with you soon. Thank you for applying for the Institutional DVD License and Educational Study Guide for Because of Sam.

Questions You May Have About Because of Sam Institutional Licenses

How do I obtain an Institutional License?

1) Please complete the application
2) You will be contacted and a license agreement will be executed
3) An invoice will be sent to you. 
4) Payment arrangements will be made.

In what format does the Institutional License come?

The limited use movie's license is available as a Virtual Screening or DVD format.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept credit cards, checks, or PayPal. Checks should be made payable to: Because of Sam The Movie, LLC.

How much does a limited use Institutional License cost?

Prices start at $250 for small, single-location not-for-profit organizations; and $500 to $1,000 for small, single-location for-profit organizations. The length of use, size of the organization, and number of Virtual Screenings or DVDs requested determine the cost.

Is an Institutional, Enterprise-wide License available?

Yes, custom pricing can be accommodated for advanced licensing.

May I sell tickets to a screening, show the movie publicly, or use the movie as a fundraiser?

These activities are not permitted unless expressly outlined in the fully executed Institutional License agreement

May I share or stream the movie on social media?


Can I download the movie?

No, the movie is copyrighted and cannot be downloaded.

Can I share this movie with my school, company, church, organization, or other entity?

Yes, but ONLY through applying for and obtaining an Institutional License.

How long is the movie?

Because of Sam is a 50 minute documentary film, which includes exciting movie credits. So, be sure to watch until the very end.

How do I obtain the Because of Sam Educational Study Guide?

The Educational Study Guide will be emailed to you and you may copy it for your participants.

How do I watch the movie?

You'll be given a secure link and password to watch the Virtual Screening that will stream to your organization or you'll be provided a DVD to play there..

Who may I contact if I still have questions after reviewing these FAQs?

Contact information can be found by clicking here.

How can I make a voluntary financial contribution to support the movie?

Please consider making a voluntary, online contribution to support Because of Sam’s marketing, distribution, and production costs; and to include adding subtitles to reach families in different languages. Because of Sam Producer, Renee Warmack, through Because of Sam the Movie, LLC, will donate a portion of the net movie proceeds to organizations that support people with Down syndrome. Click here to make a voluntary contribution by credit card, check, or PayPal.
"My Heart is So Full After Watching the Movie"
Miss Pennsylvania USA, Kailyn Marie Perez
Kailyn recommends bringing this movie into any organization “...because the message is really transcendent. It's truly about an individual who, despite limitations, is able to do so much. All of us can relate to that message... sometimes we limit ourselves, our capabilities, and we say what we can and cannot do. It's a great movie to inspire them (individuals in an organization).”
DVD Movie License and Educational Study Guide
Sam Piazza and Renee Warmack
Because of Sam Star, Sam Piazza and Filmmaker, Renee Warmack, MPA 
During a “Roadshow” Presentation