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We are in the final stages of raising funds to finish Jimmy in Saigon. We are excited to announce that we are at picture lock of the film and are spending the next weeks finishing 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 $25,000 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 Film Independent. In this case, 7% will be retained by Film Independent 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! 


Virtual Fundraiser hosted by PYGMALION | September 26th | INFO


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