Because of Sam is...

…an uplifting, independent documentary film about a young man who was born with Down syndrome named Sam Piazza who beat the odds, is an advocate for people with disabilities, and an inspiration to all who know him. The film transforms how the world views people with disabilities and inspires ALL people to pursue their dreams.
…an uplifting, independent documentary film about a young man who was born with Down syndrome named Sam Piazza who beat the odds, is an advocate for people with disabilities, and an inspiration to all who know him. The film transforms how the world views people with disabilities and inspires ALL people to pursue their dreams.
Sam Piazza, Ruth Piazza, John Piazza
Sam Piazza, Ruth Piazza, John Piazza
Sam Piazza, Sam's Mother Ruth Piazza, Sam's Father John Piazza
Star of Because of Sam, Sam Piazza

Stream the FULL 50-Minute Movie at Home or Bring it to Your Organization.
See ALL of the Viewing Options Below.

“Sam is a wonderful young man who is an amazing representative of our brand...” 
~Nick Reader, PDQ CEO and Co-Founder

“I loved it! So uplifting! Truly inspiring!” 
~Suzanne McCormick, US President, United Way Worldwide

 SEE MOVIE TRAILER Featuring Sam Piazza 
and WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil by Clicking Below
David Scott, Nick Altieri, and Sam Piazza - Stars of Because of Sam
Pictured above from right to left: Sam Piazza with his best friends 
Nick Altieri and David Scott who appear in the movie and are active with GiGi's Playhouse in Tampa.
Pictured above from right to left
Sam Piazza with his best friends Nick Altieri and David Scott who appear in the movie and are active with GiGi's Playhouse in Tampa.

“Well done, exceptional, inspiring. You did an amazing job. It turned out beautifully. From our hearts, thank you for telling our story.” 
~Ruth Piazza, Sam's Mother

As Interviewed On:

Because of Sam interviewed on WEDU
Because of Sam interviewed on Channel 10 News
Because of Sam interviewed on ABC Action News
Because of Sam interviewed on News Channel 8

Because of Sam Viewing Options...

① Bring Because of Sam to Your Organization...

These options are great for empathy and inclusion programming for staff trainings, employee Lunch 'n Learns or student enrichment:

Bring the Because of Sam Educational Program to Your Organization

Includes the Movie License, the Educational Study Guide, and a Participant Evaluation form.
Apply for a DVD Movie License to bring Because of Sam to your organization

...Or Bring the Because of Sam “Roadshow” to Your Organization.

These are In-Person “COVID19 Protocol-Friendly” Movie Screenings and Talks Presented by the Movie's Producer, Renee Warmack, Sam Piazza, and others.
Sam Piazza speaking at Because of Sam Roadshow
Bob Basham, PDQ & Outback Co-Founder and Sam Piazza, star of Because of Sam
"Look at What He Has Meant to Our Company"
Bob Basham, PDQ & Outback Co-Founder
“To other employers, I would say, look at Sam, and look at what he has meant to our company.”

② Rent and Stream Because of Sam At-Home...

PLEASE NOTE: You’ll be asked to provide your name, email address, and 11.99 payment for the one-time movie rental of Because of Sam through Vimeo, which is simply the secure streaming platform for the movie. You do not need to have an annual Vimeo subscription to pay this one-time fee to watch the movie.
Click below to stream the movie for 48 hours at home...

Questions You May Have About Watching Because of Sam

How much does a limited use Organizational License cost?

The Because of Sam Organizational Use License fee, which includes the Educational Study Guide for a single location is: $497 for a non-profit organization and $997 + tax for a for-profit organization (includes FREE shipping in the U.S.). Please contact Filmmaker Renee Warmack at Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com or (813) 610-3132 if you would like to learn about custom pricing for multiple locations, fundraising events, or virtual streaming opportunities.

How do I watch the movie at home on Vimeo as a paid movie rental?

Please go to the movie streaming platform called Vimeo and pay the price of $11.99 to stream the movie for 48 hours at home, for personal use only. A separate movie license is required to use the movie at work, to show to groups or for any other viewing options. For more information, please contact Filmmaker Renee Warmack at Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com or (813) 610-3132. 

Note: You do not need to have an annual Vimeo subscription to pay this one-time fee to watch the movie at home.

You’ll be asked to provide your name, email address, and 11.99 payment for the one-time movie rental of Because of Sam through Vimeo, which is simply the secure streaming platform for the movie.

The best way to watch it is on your laptop or mobile device; or you can mirror the movie from your laptop or mobile device to your TV. Connect your laptop directly with an HDMI cord, or use your mobile device by using additional mirroring hardware (like the Apple TV 4K device) and appropriate software applications.

May I share or stream the movie on social media or a platform like Zoom?

No.

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

ONLY through applying for an Organizational license - click here for more information. Please note: the Vimeo rental option is strictly for HOME/PERSONAL USE ONLY.

Can I watch the movie on Vimeo more than once with the Home/Personal Use Only version?

Yes, you may watch the Vimeo rental version at home as many times as you’d like during the 48-hour rental period.

May I host a group screening and/or sell tickets to the Vimeo streaming movie?

No, the Vimeo rental option is only for your own personal viewing, at home. (To learn about ways to show the movie to groups, please click here.)

Can I download the movie?

No, the movie is copyrighted and cannot be downloaded, recorded, or used in a commercial manner.

Can I host an in-person screening and have a Q & A with Sam Piazza and Filmmaker, Renee Warmack?

Yes, the star of Because of Sam, Sam Piazza, and Filmmaker, Renee Warmack, would love to bring the movie to your organization. Please click here for more information.

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

Please contact Filmmaker Renee Warmack at Support@WatchBecauseofSam.com 
or (813) 610-3132.
"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
Sam and Kelley Parris
"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.”
Because of Sam star, Sam Piazza and  WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil from the movie.
"Be Prepared to be Wowed..."
WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil

Be prepared to be wowed... because it's something very special and something much needed, especially in the world today.”

"I Was Blown Away... It Was Endearing..."
"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
"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
Sam Piazza and Tyler Wilson
"I'm a Better Deputy... 
Because of Sam"
"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.”

Other Ways to Support and Connect...

...Help Us Touch More Lives with Sam's Inspirational Story

Please consider making a voluntary, online contribution (or by check) to support Because of Sam’s marketing, distribution, and production costs, to include adding closed captioning and 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.
(You'll be taken to a contribution page where you can pay any amount with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account...)
 You may use your credit card, PayPal, or check

...Become an Honorary BOS (Because of Sam) Crew Member and Get an Official Movie T-Shirt

We’ve got you covered (literally)... you can buy the exclusive, BOS Crew logo t-shirt, just like the ones in the movie...
BOS Crew T-Shirt Front
BOS Crew T-Shirt Front
BOS Crew T-Shirt Back
BOS Crew T-Shirt Back

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