A graduate of CSUN's school of cinema in 2002, Danny immediately began working as a Producer at Craig Murray Productions on titles such as FINDING NEMO, THE INCREDIBLES, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN and many more! After 3 years, a new opportunity arose in commercial production and Danny jumped at the chance to work with Spot On Media as a producer and director where he has directed many TV commercials and short films.
Name: Danny Simonzad
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Spot On Media, Inc.
Film by Korstiaan Vandiver (Drama) Producer The film is a drama/thriller inspired by true events, an African American teen fire bombs a police station during a riot which is started over the death of his mother, a deaf black woman and his infant brother, while hiding out from the police in the home of a neighborhood prostitute, the teen and the prostitute eventually take the officer hostage that killed his family and they are all forced by circumstance to confront their opposing views within a fictional rioting city nicknamed Rahab. Written by Korstiaan Vanidver
Film (short) by Danny Simonzad (Drama) Writer, Producer, Director A paranoid girl thinks a young man is going to shoot all the oblivious patrons of a coffee shop.
Film (short) by Shervin Youssefian (Music) Producer
Film by Joseph Hovsepian (Drama) Actor An unexpected event unravels as a group of Iranian intelligence officers raid Dr. Dariush's home, where Christian resources are exposed. Following the discovery, Dr. Dariush is immediately murdered in cold blood. Cyrus, the doctor's son, who witnesses his father's cruel death, is forever changed as a result of his father's murder. Filled with resentment and bitterness, he is unable to cope with the past and push forward. At the turn of events, Cyrus finds himself face to face with his father's killer, now leaving him with a unique opportunity to seek vengeance or redemption.
Television by Philip Levens (Drama and Sci-Fi) Editorial department A young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Film by Francis Lawrence (Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller and War) Editorial department With the Games destroyed, Katniss Everdeen, along with Gale, Finnick and Beetee, end up in the so thought "destroyed" District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay", the symbol of rebellion for the districts of Panem. Written by floraxie06
What We Did on Our Holiday
Film by Guy Jenkin (Comedy and Drama) Editorial department Oscar® nominee Rosamund Pike (Best Actress, Gone Girl, 2014), David Tennant and Billy Connolly star in this hilarious and up-lifting comedy for the whole family. Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability... Written by Lionsgate
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Film by Phil Alden Robinson (Comedy and Drama) Editorial department Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry's anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life. Written by Lionsgate
Film (short) by Hovig Kazandjian (Drama and Mystery) Producer As his family sits by his bedside, a man struggles to return from the dark abyss he is imprisoned in and to awaken from his coma.
Rich Husband (Shohare Pooldar)
Film (short) by Shervin Youssefian (Comedy) Actor
Film (short) by Danny Simonzad (Comedy) Director
The Expendables 3
Film by Patrick Hughes (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Editorial department Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. Written by Liongates
The Eulogy of Ivy O'Connor
Film (short) by Shervin Youssefian (Drama and Family) Producer Why would Ivy O'Connor take her own life when she was so talented, stylish and loved by everyone? The mystery of Ivy's death reveals a heartbreaking reality and the real dangers that lurk in the hallways of our schools.
Stomp Out Bullying
Television (News) Producer
Film by Steven Knight (Action, Crime and Drama) Editorial department Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Film by Shervin Youssefian (Drama) Editorial department, Producer Fueled by revenge, Michael sets up a meeting with Clef Robie, the man who murdered his wife and child 6 years ago. His plans of killing him come to a standstill when two gunmen rob the diner. Michael takes matters into his own hands when he shoots them and holds the entire diner hostage until he kills his target. Written by Anonymous
A Princess for Christmas
TV Movie by Michael Damian (Comedy, Drama, Family and Romance) Editorial department Jules Daly is struggling to raise her orphaned niece and nephew (Maggie and Milo) alone, but it isn't easy after getting downsized out of her antique sales job while Milo rebels against the death of his parents through petty theft. With things looking bleak for Christmas, an English butler named Paisley arrives with an invitation for all to come see the kids' emotionally distant grandfather who lives in Castlebury Hall, somewhere near Liechtenstein. With nothing to hold them back, they go, but the grandfather - Edward, Duke of Castlebury - is rather cold over their visit to his castle. So is his other surviving son, Ashton, Prince of Castlebury. Before long, they're all having a good time and looking forward to hosting a Christmas Eve ball, but Jules overhears a conversation from which she draws a wrong conclusion. Written by statmanjeff
Film (short) by Josh Lee Kwai (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor A man awakens on an operating table with no idea where or even who he is. Armed with only one memory of a girl on a beach and a tattoo on his hand that reads "ELI," he must elude his captors and unravel the truth behind his missing identity. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Jonathan Browning (Comedy) Editor A satirical look at the plight of the day laborer in the United States.
Blue Dolphin Kids
Television by Brian Waingrow (Family) Writer
Film (short) by Kevin Sage Writer Intelligent but pessimistic Gavin, a physics student who's convinced that life is a series of random, meaningless events, lives in his car, showers on campus, and dreams about Kaleen, who he's never had the courage to speak to. In one night, Gavin's pre-conceptions are shattered after unexpectedly becoming Kaleen's confidant-impacting her life forever. Written by Steve Storm
Film (short) by Shervin Youssefian (Drama) Writer, Actor, Director A filmmaker's world spirals out of control when he casts the woman he secretly loves in a film... but only to get close to her. This film is a testimony that a passionate love affair can exist between a man and a woman without one of them ever knowing about it! Written by Anonymous