WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil Footage Being Released in Because of Sam documentary
Movie highlights Sam Piazza and brings awareness to Down syndrome
Tampa, FL (Sept. 12, 2019) – WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil is featured in the new documentary, Because of Sam, produced by Renee Warmack Productions, LLC. The inspirational scene in the documentary depicts a surprise meeting between O’Neil and Because of Sam star Sam Piazza, who is a long-time PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) team member who has Down syndrome. The footage includes a “reality tv” like feel with the two working out at the Bob Sierra YMCA in Tampa, O’Neil offering Piazza weight lifting tips, and conversation about Piazza’s fondness of O’Neil and the WWE.
This new documentary film shows how Piazza overcame bullying, won Homecoming King at Gaither High School, and is an advocate for people with disabilities. Because of Sam gives an inside look at Piazza’s journey from birth to the present day, and includes the uplifting perspectives of people who have been impacted by him. Piazza not only overcame tremendous obstacles, but now works tirelessly as a volunteer for Best Buddies and Gigi’s Playhouse; and serves as an advisor to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The 50-minute documentary was produced by Tampa native Renee Warmack.
“This scene was shot over the summer and was just added following successful negotiations with and formal approval by the WWE,” said Warmack. “We are extremely grateful for Titus O’Neil and the WWE’s involvement in this important story that transforms how the world views people with disabilities, and that encourages ALL people to pursue their dreams.”
The first public screening of this enhanced version of Because of Sam, that includes O’Neil, will be held at AMC The Regency 20 in Brandon (Tampa) on September 25, 2019 at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased at BecauseofSamTheMovie.com or at the door, if space is available. Space is limited to 150 seats.
Event Details: Community Screening of Because of Sam
Date: Wed., September 25, 2019
Location: AMC The Regency 20 – 2496 West Brandon Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33511
About Renee Warmack – Producer, Director and Writer – Because of Sam
Tampa native and USF alumna, Renee Warmack, MPA, is a Producer, Speaker and Coach who uses her inspirational movies, engaging events and motivational coaching program to help others claim their power and capture their dreams. Learn more at: ReneeWarmackProductions.com.
Founded in 2011, award-winning PDQ – short for “People Dedicated to Quality” – offers chef-driven recipes and mindful ingredients typically found in a fine casual restaurant with the value, speed and convenience of the fast food and fast casual segment. Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham and MVP Holdings CEO Nick Reader are the two principal owners of PDQ. Beloved throughout the Southeast and now beyond for its hand-breaded chicken tenders, PDQ crafts delicious sandwiches, salads and hand-spun milkshakes fresh in store, every day. PDQ is committed to creating deep roots in its local communities and has given nearly $6 million in dollars and in-kind donations to local charities, schools, and organizations since its inception. On October 30, 2011, the original PDQ restaurant opened its doors in Tampa (FL) and the concept now has locations throughout Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah. For more information, visit www.eatPDQ.com.
Jeffrey Kamis, PDQ – jkamis@eatPDQ.com and
Renee Warmack – Producer, ReneeWarmackProductions@yahoo.com; 813-610-3132