BIG NEWS – Spring, 2021: We are in the final stages of raising funds to finish Jimmy in Saigon. We are excited to announce that we have a rough cut of the film and are planning on spending the next few months, editing, adding animation, titles, doing post production sound and picture correction, and adding a soundtrack and archival images and footage. We estimate these costs to be around $45,000 and need to raise this money through individual giving.
DONATE HERE to make a tax deductible gift. To make a quick, simple NON-tax deductible gift, you can send a Venmo donation to @jimmyinsaigon. You can also mail a check to Peter McDowell, 1525 Allesandro, Los Angeles, CA 90026. If you don’t need a tax deduction, make your check out to Peter McDowell. If you need a tax deduction, make it out to Fractured Atlas. In this case, 7% will be retained by Fractured Atlas and Jimmy In Saigon will receive 93% of the donation. Thank you!
Help us FINISH JIMMY IN SAIGON by making a tax deductible donation today.
Jimmy in Saigon is a feature documentary from Los Angeles based filmmaker Peter McDowell and executive producer Dan Savage. Originally from Illinois, Peter chronicles the story of Jim, his eldest brother and a Vietnam War veteran. In 1972, when Jim was 24 and Peter was only 5, Jim died under mysterious circumstances while living as a civilian in Saigon.
Through over 200 of Jim’s letters, candid interviews with Jim’s friends and family, and filming of the truth-seeking journey that led him across the United States, Vietnam and France, Peter creates an elegiac work that examines grief, family secrets, war, drug use, sexuality, and healing, amounting to a celebration of a short but powerful life.
The great news is that we have already raised over $100,000. Now, we have a goal of raising an additional $45,000 in 2021 to finish the film. If you are interested in learning more about getting a producer credit in exchange for helping to fund this project, please contact Peter; and for anyone who wants to help us, please click on the red GIVE button below – many thanks!
PAST EVENTS 2020:
Virtual Fundraiser hosted by PYGMALION | September 26th | INFO
PAST EVENTS 2019:
Urbana Fundraiser | December 22nd | Analog Wine Library | INFO
NYC Fundraiser | November 17 | Parlour Lounge | INFO
Los Angeles Fundraiser | November 6 | Silverlake JCC | INFO
San Francisco Fundraiser | October 7 | INFO
Chicago Fundraiser | September 27 | INFO