INMATE #1: THE RISE OF DANNY TREJO. 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 (Ice Guardians), 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.