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As Ethiopian federal troops claim victory in Tigray's capital of Mekelle, many miles away in Los Angeles, filmmaker Danny Simmons brings attention to the war-ravaged country with his documentary Suffer For Good. The documentary premieres 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.

Suffer For Good is Danny Simmons' feature-length directorial debut. He directed and produced Every Other Weekend, a pilot turned web series that was executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Sterling K. Brown of NBC's This Is Us. Starring HBO's Kimberly Hébert Gregory, starring and produced by Ryan Michelle Bathé (NBC's This Is Us), and created by Netflix's Adrienne Carter. Fox put in development Every Other Weekend, a half-hour single-camera comedy from Will Packer Media at the end of 2019.

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.

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About Broken Dove Productions

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.

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In 2019, Danny Simmons made his feature-length directorial debut with the boxing documentary Suffer for Good. In 2018, Simmons directed and produced Every Other Weekend, a pilot executive produced by Sterling K. Brown of NBC’s This is Us. Fox put in development Every Other Weekend, a half-hour single-camera comedy from Will Packer Media at the end of 2019.

In addition to his work in the film and television space, Simmons frequently films travel documentaries that have taken him around the globe and been distributed by Tastemade Studios, LAist, Gothamist, and shared by outlets such at EATER, Huffington Post, and Angeleno Magazine amongst others. 

 

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.

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ABOUT | DANNY SIMMONS

Frequently collaborates with his sister Krista Simmons who inspired him to take his creative talents full time. 

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MISSION

create meaningful content 

support diverse voices and story 

inspire engagement and craftsmanship

focus on the process and help others along the way

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AWARDS

Grand Jury Best Feature Documentary - Film Invasion Los Angeles, Mindfield International Film Festival, Two Roads International Film Festival

Best Director: Mindfield International Film Festival, Two Roads International Film Festival

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

Founded by Danny Simmons in 2020 and based out of Santa Monica, Calif., Broken Dove is a leading producer and distributor of sports documentaries, scripted comedy, and broadcast commercials. Broken Dove is in production on three other documentaries set to release in 2021.  For all press related inquiries email jasmin@espadapr.com of Espada PR for more information.

email: info@brokendove.com for business inquiries

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