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A FILM BY PETER MCDOWELL | EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY DAN SAVAGE

become a distribution angel: Give To JIMMY IN SAIGON

END OF YEAR 2023 / EARLY 2024: After having premiered at nearly 40 festivals and winning 15 awards, we are now raising money to fund continued outreach and distribution costs for JIMMY IN SAIGON. Our current goal of $5,000 is needed to fund more international music rights and finish up some editing so that the film can be shown around the world. And right now, until December 1, every gift made is matched 1:1 by generous donors Hoang Nguyen and Kevin Stockbridge . We were selected as one of the Bay Area Reporter‘s Best LGBTQ Films of 2022, and we need to continue our momentum as we continue our festival run and begin our distribution process.

DONATE ONLINE NOW to make a tax-deductible gift, or…

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 and must pay by check, 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. Thanks!

With the generous support of Jimmy in Saigon fans, we have nearly completed our festival run of the film. So far, over the past years, we have raised $250,000+ through in-person and virtual events, a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo, and individual giving and grant awards from the City of Chicago Cultural Affairs and the California Humanities Council. We continue to seek funds through grants and fellowships, by approaching potential donors and investors, and by seeking producers. Individual donations are deeply appreciated.

We are deeply thankful to our donors who have given so generously to our film. Jimmy in Saigon is an independent production and relies heavily on the support of individuals like you. Please consider donating to fund our film’s future path in the world so that more people can experience it!

CO-EXECUTIVE producer ($25,000+)


George C. Guerra

CONTRIBUTing producerS ($10,000-$24,999)


David A. Sauer, in memory of William F. Woods III
Sylvie Khan
Lionel and Ariane Sauvage

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS ($5,000-$9,999)

PYGMALION
Dr. Sarita Bhakuni

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Grace Anderson
Clark Attebury
James Barham
Hilary and Robert Bittner
Guy Brenner
California Humanities
Jerry Carden & Tim Temple
Tong-Ching Chang
City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Jane Flynn-Royko
Karen Kane
Gregory Knight and Constance Gordon
Bernard Linsky
Ari Salomon and Yoriko Yamamoto
Eileen Siegel
Ben and Leah Willett

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