Rock On! Films Releases Long Awaited Documentary Film “Champion” – The Danny Trejo Story - From Inmate to Humanitarium

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The true story of Danny Trejo, inmate turned humanitarian, is finally available on iTunes & Google Play.

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“What I like about Champion is that it gives you hope,” says Trejo. "I'm really proud of ["Champion"]. Not for me, but because I think it can reach a lot of people," Trejo said. "I think these guys caught what Danny's all about. I think it's some of the best stuff I've ever done.” Trejo continues.

Rock On! Films announced today the release of the long-awaited documentary film, “Champion”, exclusively on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon on January 3rd.

“A lifetime in the making - Champion is the original documentary which traces the incredibly inspirational and unique life of Hollywood's most unlikely champion, Danny Trejo.” says filmmaker Joe Eckardt. “Champion offers a one-of-a-kind intimate view into the true life of Danny Trejo - directly told by Danny himself.”

You’ll also hear amazing stories from some of his closest friends in Hollywood, including the late Dennis Hopper, Steve Buscemi, Val Kilmer, acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez and many others.

The producers of the film are Danny Trejo and Joe Eckardt. Eckardt helmed the film.

Danny Trejo - you know the man – he has those fierce tattoos and is very likely the thug in your favorite movies. Though behind the ink and his wicked on screen characters lies the story of a troubled childhood - riddled with addiction, armed robbery and extensive prison time.

“What I like about Champion is that it gives you hope,” says Trejo. "I'm really proud of ["Champion"]. Not for me, but because I think it can reach a lot of people," Trejo said. "I think these guys caught what Danny's all about. I think it's some of the best stuff I've ever done.” Trejo continues.

“The movie is Trejo’s cinematic memoir of the good and bad of his life in and out of prison — at times humorous (thanks to Trejo’s impish laugh), at times sad, but always inspiring and real.” Ben Quiñones - LA WEEKLY

“I know that the world has been waiting for this film for many years, and it’s finally here for you to learn what Danny Trejo went through to become who he is today. We know that there is an audience out there for this film and by capitalizing on the growing variety of film release opportunities, it allows our film to find its voice, and for the audience to discover independent films such as ours,” continues Eckardt. “There is something to be said for a movie like this that eschews cynicism and unabashedly wears its heart on its sleeve and we’re excited for audiences who love these types of films to discover ours.”

You don’t want to miss Danny’s unique feel good story of redemption!

Images and poster art for “Champion” can be accessed via the following dropbox:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zqo8mrl048gcq8b/CHAMPION-TREJO.zip?dl=0

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