Are You a School, Non-Profit Organization, Church, Corporation, or Government Agency?

Do You Need An Inspirational, Educational Training Program?

This informative and inspirational 50-minute documentary, coupled with the film's Educational Study Guide, provides an ideal training opportunity for your board of directors, senior management, students, and staff.
What You'll Love About Because of Sam
Inspires You to Dream Big…
Fosters Acceptance...
Provides Resources and Support...
Inspires You to Dream Big...
Because of Sam will inspire the viewer to dream big! Sam Piazza is an inspirational, courageous young man, who happens to have Down syndrome. Sam doesn’t let his disability define him and he encourages everyone to pursue their goals. 

Sam says, “If you have passion, you can do great things.”
Fosters Acceptance...
Often times people overlook the 
“A-bilities” of people who have intellectual developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome. By watching Because of Sam, people get to know the inspirational, Tampa native, PDQ employee, and Gaither High School Homecoming King, Sam Piazza. They will learn that people should not be defined by their disabilities, and will in turn become more accepting of others.
Provides Resources and Support...
Because of Sam highlights the services and supports that help Sam Piazza maximize his potential

Viewers will hear directly from Sam’s loving family members who share how each of them reacted to having a son and brother with Down syndrome; and how they have encouraged Sam throughout his life.

Bring the Movie Because of Sam to Your Organization to Teach Inclusion, Diversity, and Empathy...

The Lessons Throughout Because of Sam Foster a Culture of Understanding About People with Disabilities and Promotes Team Unity.
Because of Sam DVD and Educational License
The DVD Movie License Includes an Educational Study Guide.

“Be prepared to be wowed... because it's something very special and something much needed, especially in the world today.”
~ WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil

Because of Sam star, Sam Piazza and  WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil from the movie.
Because of Sam star, Sam Piazza and 
WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil from the movie.
Because of Sam 4-Minute Trailer
Please watch the 4-minute Because of Sam movie trailer to understand the impact of this training program.
"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.”

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) You will pay the licensing fee in advance. 
5) The limited use licensed DVD(s) will be mailed to you via US mail for use during the licensing period. 
6) You will be required to mail the DVD(s) back by the time-frame described in the licensing agreement, using the pre-addressed packaging provided.

In what format does the licensed movie come?

The limited use movie will be mailed to you in 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 for small, single-location for-profit organizations. The length of use, size of the organization, and number of DVDs requested determine the cost.

Is an organizational (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?

No, your FREE limited use opportunity from October 9th-11th, 2020 to watch Because of Sam is only for your own personal viewing, at home.

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.

Can I watch the movie more than once?

The movie may be shown during the limited viewing period as outlined in the fully executed license and according to the terms found there, as many times as you would like.

How do I watch the movie?

The best way to watch it is by using a DVD player attached to a monitor or by using a computer equipped with a DVD player (or external DVD drive).

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.
"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
"Well Done, Exceptional, Inspiring"
Ruth Piazza, Sam's Mom
“Well done, exceptional, inspiring. You did an amazing job. It turned out beautifully. From our hearts, thank you for telling our story.”
Sam and Ruth Piazza
"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. ...to 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 Piazza and Tyler Wilson
"I'm a Better Deputy... Because of Sam"
Deputy Tyler Wilson, 
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
I'm a better Deputy and a better friend because of Sam. Sam shows you every day that there's something you can do even more than you're already doing, to make someone else's life a better day.”
"I'm a Better Deputy... Because of Sam"
Deputy Tyler Wilson, 
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
I'm a better Deputy and a better friend because of Sam. Sam shows you every day that there's something you can do even more than you're already doing, to make someone else's life a better day.”
Sam Piazza and Tyler Wilson
"I Was Blown Away... It Was Endearing..."
Victoria Michael
Victoria discusses how she was “...blown away by Renee Warmack's work (producing the film). (The Movie) was endearing. It was humbling... there were quite a few moments through the movie where I felt emotional just because, (I) just saw the beauty of this family, what they've endured and been through. And this story of resilience and redemption is incredible. I'm a mother, and I try to teach my children about inclusion and why it's so important, and this movie really hones in on why. It was beautifully done
Click the button below to apply for your Because of Sam Institutional License and Educational Study Guide to bring this important film to your 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