Sam Piazza

PDQ Carrollwood to Host Movie Release Party for Sam Piazza

Mar 22
PDQ Carrollwood will host the official Movie Trailer Release Party for “Because of Sam,” a documentary about PDQ team member Sam Piazza, who has Down syndrome, on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.  

PDQ is partnering with Tampa filmmaker Renee Warmack and former Gaither High School Homecoming King Piazza to put Sam’s story on the big screen. The movie will help change how the world views people with disabilities and inspire all people to tap into their potential to achieve their goals.

"Sam Piazza holds a special place in all of our hearts and is an inspiration to our team at PDQ every single day,” said Nick Reader, PDQ CEO and Co-Founder. “Sam is a wonderful young man who is an amazing representative of our brand, and we are proud to partner with him, his family and Renee on this exciting project."

PDQ Carrollwood will donate all food and beverage proceeds purchased during the event to the movie production costs, including any orders through the drive-thru. Piazza has worked as a team member at PDQ Carrollwood for more than six years.

The movie is set for release in the summer of 2019. For more information and to contribute to the movie visit

About Renee Warmack 
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: