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DOUBLE YOUR GIFT: After having world premiered at the prestigious British Film Institute’s Flare Festival in London in March 2022 (check out the reviews here and future screenings here) and after winning Best Documentary at two festivals, we are now raising $10,000 to raise to finish paying for post-production sound, color, licensing fees, music soundtrack, animation, and distribution costs. Jimmy in Saigon will not be able to recoup any funds to continue its path in the world until 2023 at the earliest, so these gifts are essential to keeping us going.

DONATE ONLINE NOW to make a tax-deductible gift before August 15 and your gift will be doubled thanks to a generous challenge match given by other donors.

FURTHER OPTIONS: 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 completed our Festival Cut of the film. So far, over the past years, we have raised $185,000 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

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David A. Sauer, in memory of William F. Woods III
Sylvie Khan

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City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
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Eileen Siegel
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