Danny Simmons makes 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. 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.


Resides in Santa Monica. 

Is unusually tall.

Found a dinosaur fossil as a six year old while on family vacation at Badlands National Park. After much excitement and further review it was found only to be a prehistoric sheep, which didn't warrant mention in the Smithsonian, only a nice letter from the state of New Mexico. 

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



create meaningful content 

support diverse voices and story 

inspire engagement and craftsmanship

focus on the process and help others along the way


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

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

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