CHAMPION is a true tale of fight and triumph; it is the real life story of ex-convict turned actor Danny Trejo. This multiple award-winning documentary chronicles Danny's life from his troubled youth, trying heroin at age 12 with his uncle and role model, to his following addiction and forays into gangs, violence, guns and eventually armed robbery. These exploits and others would earn him residence at every prison in the state of California, all before he was 26.
His compelling story is recounted in his own words and further enhanced by candid conversation with friends, family, fellow actors, and even a harrowing return to the most notorious of all his former haunts, San Quentin Prison. From despair to Desperate Housewives, Danny Trejo's life is an awe-inspiring story of redemption and a true testament to the strength that is the human spirit.
DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY JOE ECKARDT
WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY CECILY GAMBRELL
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY DANA GONZALES
EDITED BY JOE LORIGO