Broken Dove is a video production company with a focus on sports documentaries, scripted comedy, broadcast commercials, and digital content. Founded in 2020 and based out of Santa Monica California, Broken Dove productions is led by Director/Producer Danny Simmons. In 2019, Danny Simmons made his feature-length directorial debut with the boxing documentary Suffer For Good.
Suffer For Good premiered on December 8, 2020, distributed world-wide by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company on all major VOD platforms.
Suffer For Good is the moving story of Ethiopian boxer Seb Zewdie. His Olympic dreams were shattered by Russia's boycott of the LA 1984 Olympics and a vicious near-death stabbing. After a chance encounter with CNN Hero Dr. Rick Hodes, Seb survived as a political refugee in the United States. Thirty-three years later, Director Simmons follows his journey back into the boxing ring. We now find Seb in LA a pro boxing and UFC striking coach still haunted by what could have been.
Simmons is an avid sports fan, having competed in the College World Series while studying at UC San Diego. He met Seb Zewdie, the subject of Suffer For Good while training at Seb Boxing in Culver City, Calif. He produces under the Broken Dove Productions banner.
In addition to his work in the film and television space, Simmons directed viral campaigns for brands like Experian, Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria, and the city of Beverly Hills. He frequently films travel documentaries that have taken him around the globe and been distributed by Tastemade Studios, LAist, Gothamist and featured in media outlets such as Huffington Post, EATER, Condé Nast Traveler, and Angeleno Magazine.
Simmons is an avid sports fan, having competed in the College World Series while studying at UC San Diego. He met Seb Zewdie, the subject of Suffer For Good, while training at Seb Boxing in Culver City, Calif. He produces under the Broken Dove Productions banner.
ABOUT | DANNY SIMMONS
Frequently collaborates with his sister Krista Simmons who inspired him to take his creative talents full time.
Simmons directed/produced a pilot executive produced by Sterling K. Brown and written by Adrienne Carter (Everybody Hates Chris). Fox put Every Other Weekend in development with Will Packer Media and Fox Entertainment’s Sidecar Content Accelerator. The pilot starred Carter, Ryan Michelle Bathé (This is Us), and Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Vice Principals).
BROKEN DOVE'S MISSION
create meaningful content
support diverse voices and story
inspire engagement and craftsmanship
focus on the process and help others
Best first-time Filmmaker: Two Roads International Film Festival
Award of Merit: Documentary Feature - The Impact Doc Awards
Nominated for the Audience Award for Best Picture - Independent Filmmakers Showcase
- Official Selection -
Independent Filmmakers Showcase - Los Angeles, Calif
Film Invasion Los Angeles - Los Angeles, Calif
Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Las Cruces International Film Festival - Las Cruces, New Mexico
MY HERO International Film Festival - Los Angeles, Calif
The Impact Doc Awards - Los Angeles, Calif
Two Roads International Film Festival - Brooklyn, NYC
Soulwest Fest - Phoenix, AZ