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Matthew Shepard Film out NOW!

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“Remember the life of Matthew Shepard. Award-winning film MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE available on iTunes NOW!

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This campaign ended on November 03, 2015 at 11AM

Matthew Shepard Film out NOW!

Our award-winning film Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, an intimate portrait of the Matthew Shepard behind the headlines, is available on iTunes, VOD, and DVD on Tuesday, November 3rd...and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Upon its release, we're hoping to boost Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine to become one of the Top Documentaries on iTunes! It'll be very difficult, but with your help and a big collective push, it just might be possible! So please help us spread the word. Potentially being one of the Top Docs on iTunes can help all sorts of people discover the film and Matt's story— people who probably might not have discovered it, otherwise.

So how exactly can you help? Donate your social voice and join our Thunderclap campaign and contest! Please spread the word about our important film and its digital release and consider purchasing the film on iTunes or on DVD in honor of Matt and all victims of hate.

There's more! In celebration of our digital release, we're giving away FREE GIFTS!!

Join our Thunderclap campaign NOW to help spread the word about the film and you'll be automatically entered in our contest to win a FREE signed DVD, a signed Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine poster, or tote bag!

We'll select 5 winners at random:

  • One lucky winner will receive a Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine DVD signed by Judy and Dennis Shepard.
  • 2 winners will each receive a silk-screened Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine signed by the filmmakers
  • 2 winners will each receive a Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine tote bag, "Erase Hate" bracelet, and Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine sticker.

Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine is a great documentary...This film doesn't just revisit an atrocity, it moves through it, and finds meaning in it."

“A moving eulogy to a life lost but not forgotten." Indiewire

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is an intimate portrait of Matthew Shepard, the gay young man murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in US history. Framed through the personal lens of friends and family, it’s a story of loss, love, and courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy.

Following 2 years of acclaim on the festival circuit and a critically-acclaimed theatrical release, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine releases on DVD and VOD on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.


1. BUY THE FILM: Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is available on DVD and VOD. Buy the film on iTunes:

Or on our film website:

2. SPREAD THE WORD: Help us announce the digital release of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine! Join our Thunderclap campaign by donating a Facebook, Twitter, and/or Tumblr post so our message will be heard around the world.

3. SHARE: Share your story with your personal network of family, friends, and colleagues.

4. SPEAK OUT: Use your voice to speak out against bullying and intolerance in your community.

5. DONATE: Donate and/or volunteer with organizations that promote equality as well as work towards preventing bullying and teen suicide.

Find more information about the film and our mission at

#RememberMatt  @MyFriendMatt

  • You've made "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" a TOP documentary!

    November 6, 2015
    Our digital release on Tuesday was a great success, thanks to all of you! 303 passionate Thunderclap supporters with an impressive collective reach of over 290,000 people rallied together to announce our iTunes/DVD release to the world! And the results were AMAZING!!

    "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" is now a Top Documentary on iTunes and featured in the "New & Noteworthy" section. We're so thrilled to have this opportunity to reach more and more people with Matt's powerful story.

    In case you missed it, our Thunderclap campaign, in conjunction with our film trailer being featured on Upworthy, made us a top trending story on Facebook all day Tuesday. And since then, we've watched in amazement as the views for our film trailer climbed to over 1.1 million! WOW!

    We cannot thank you enough for donating your social voice and joining our efforts to keep Matt's story alive. But we can at least try:)

    As promised, here are the 5 winners of our Thunderclap giveaway contest:


    -Eli Rigatuso: wins a signed DVD
    -Joyce Martin: wins a MSIAFOM totebag
    -Amy Marlow: wins a MSIAFOM totebag
    -Jill Mathis Lathrum: wins a signed MSIAFOM poster
    -Tommy Sevolt: wins a signed MSIAFOM poster

    **If you're a winner, if you don't hear from us first, please message us with your mailing address so we can send you your prize! Our email is

    **All these great items are available at our online shop here:

    With love & gratitude,
    Michele & the MSIAFOM team

  • Success!!

    November 3, 2015
    Damn, guys!!! We did it!!!!! Our Thunderclap campaign was a great success!

    Thanks to everyone's overwhelming support and our HUGE collective effort, our film Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine is one of the top documentaries on iTunes now and (at least in this one fleeting moment) we're the top trending story on my Facebook! AMAZING!!!!!!

    Thank you so much for making this happen,
    Michele & the MSIAFOM team
  • THANK YOU!!!!!

    November 2, 2015

    With 16 hours left to go in our Thunderclap campaign, we are fully supported with more than 200 supporters with a collective social reach of almost 124,000 people! We can't thank you enough!!!

    There's still time to join our efforts to spread the word about our film and Matt's important story. In these final hours, please consider sharing our campaign with your community to help us expand our social reach. Even 17 years later, Matt's story is a tragic and relevant narrative echoed far too often around the U.S. and the world.

    We believe our film is an important tool that can help begin a dialogue about acceptance that has the power to change the world. On the night before our film's digital release, we thank YOU for helping us on this journey to share Matt's story with our biggest audience yet! <3


Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE is the award-winning film about the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard, the gay young man murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history.

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