Everyone loves Hollywood tough guy Danny Trejo, thanks to his star-making role in Machete and subsequent films. But he wasn’t always rich and famous…in fact, he was once a very self-destructive man who spent many years in prison before making the decision to clean up his life.
Inmate #1: The Rise Of Danny Trejo is an upcoming documentary that tells the fascinating story. Several decades before Trejo the star, there was Trejo the armed robber, Trejo the drug user, and ultimately, Trejo the convicted felon. He went to some very dark places as a young man, but picked himself up off the floor and turned things around. He’s now 46 years sober and a beloved icon.
The documentary contains interviews with Trejo himself along with relatives Gilbert Trejo and Danielle Trejo, director Robert Rodriguez who cast him in Machete, and Hollywood friends Michelle Rodriguez, Donal Logue and Cheech Marin.
Watch the inspirational success story for yourself when Inmate #1: The Rise Of Danny Trejo is released July 7 on digital platforms.
From a life of hard drugs and armed robberies to Hollywood red carpets and mentoring addicts, this is the telling of one of the most radical and uplifting transformation stories of human character 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 and discover redemption through the most unlikely of journeys.