To mark Cinco de Mayo, the annual day to celebrate Mexican heritage, the new trailer for the powerful documentary INMATE #1 THE RISE OF DANNY TREJO has been released. The feature pays homage to Danny Trejo’s heritage – his Mexican roots and his Los Angeles upbringing – as he gives fans a first-hand look into the extraordinary life journey that moulded him into Hollywood’s most unlikely hero. The film will be available for digital download in the UK and Ireland on 22nd June 2020, giving viewers a raw and inspirational account of Trejo’s unbelievable transformation from hardened criminal to celebrated movie icon and beloved friend of all who cross his path.
From an early life of drugs, armed robbery and hard prison time, to the red carpets of Hollywood blockbusters and helping troubled addicts, this is the telling of one of the most radical and uplifting transformation stories ever put to film. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Brett Harvey, INMATE #1: THE RISE OF DANNY TREJO is the shocking story of one man’s capacity to overcome his demons, only to discover redemption through the most unlikely of journeys.
With a host of celebrity interviews, never-before-seen footage and personal testimony from Danny and his closest family and friends, audiences will witness the birth of a Hollywood icon who became a symbol of hope to people around the world. After 46 years of sobriety, Trejo never forgets his roots and is genuinely happy to pay it forward every single day. Trejo has made it his personal mission and debt to society to give back to his community, through volunteer work, donating food via his iconic Los Angeles based restaurants, buying toys for local children, motivational speaking in prisons, working with animal shelters and being a source of consistent support for those in the neighbourhood he was raised in.