"You could make a convincing case that without Danny Fields, punk rock would not have happened." Charlie Curkin, December 26th, 2014.


"…a nice Fields 101 primer on the man who almost undoubtedly helped shape whatever music you are listening to right now." March 9th, 2015. 


"Indelible snapshots of Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop, the Velvet Underground, the Ramones and many more in their prime." Dennis Harvey, March 22nd, 2015.


"Rock gadfly Danny Fields reminiscences of the 1960's and 1970's are pure gold in Brendan Toller's documentary… Assembly is first-rate, with mix of sterling archival materials and starry talking heads echoing the subject's gossipy, profane, impudent manner. Several lively animated sequences  further diversify the package. The soundtrack, needless to say, is a mix tape dream." Dennis Harvey, March 18th, 2015.


"An enjoyable romp through several of pop culture's most exciting scenes…" John Defore, April 2nd, 2015.


"He's a colorful storyteller, witty and candid and all out of fucks to give. Director Toller complements those stories with priceless archival footage, unheard old tapes, and inventive new animation, to create a fast-paced, energetic, and thoroughly enjoyable portrait." 

Jason Bailey, March 20th, 2015.


"Superb... What emerges is a rich portrait of one of 20th century pop culture’s great facilitators, whose keen observations, quirky personality and natural affinity for the outré helped greatness happen." Noel Murray, September 29th, 2016.


“What struck me most about the film was how this ultimate fan of popular culture lived out the values of official Modernism, always seeking the new and the radical. Warhol, who had learned precisely the same values in art school, was Fields’s first encounter with the pop avant-garde, in 1963, and then Fields went on to surf the cutting-edge through most of the important rock movement of the next decade.” Blake Gopnik, September 28th, 2016.

11.7.16 The Chelsea Tribe, Exclusive Interview with Danny Fields

10.30.16 I-D/VICE, Danny Fields, the Godfather of Punk Who Partied with Warhol and Broke Up the Beatles

10.28.16 The Hollywood Reporter, Oscars: 145 Features Vie for the Prize

10.12.16 Screen Picks , Interview with Director Brendan Toller on Danny Says

10.11.16 Forward, Was This Hippie Yenta the Zelig of Rock ‘n’ Roll?


10.9.16 WFMU, Danny Plays, Danny Fields spins on Gaylord Field’s Show

10.7.16 The Guardian, Danny Fields: The Coolest Guy You’ve Never Heard Of - Until Now

10.7.16 Rolling Stone, 10 Things We Learned from Godfather-of-Punk-Rock-Doc ‘Danny Says’

10.7.16 Screen Anarchy, My Weekend with Danny Fields Covering Brendan Toller’s DANNY SAYS

10.4.16 VICE/Noisey, Danny Fields Is the Music Industry Wild Man You’ve Never Heard Of

10.3.16 PAPER Mag, 8 Movies to See in October

10.3.16 Gay City News, Good Day Sunshine

9.30.16 New York Times, Danny Fields Loved Punk Rock. It Loved Him Back.

9.30.16 Forces of Geek, Danny Says Review

9.30.16 Edge Media Network, Danny Says

9.30.16 Rick Allison Transmission on Cygnus Radio, Interview with Brendan Toller

9.30.16 Mens Journal, The True Story of Danny Fields, the Man Who Brought the World Iggy Pop, the Ramones

9.30.16 Knockturnal, Film Review: Danny Says

9.30.16 The Weekend Warrior, Week In Film: Danny Says

9.29.16 Film-Forward, Danny Says

9.29.16 Film Journal, Film Review: Danny Says

9.29.16 Bedford & Bowery, Week In Film: Punk Rocks’ Golden Daddy

9.28.16 The Rumpus, Interview with Director Brendan Toller

9.28.16 NY Post PAGE SIX, Iggy Pop Prefers Bushes Over Bathrooms

9.28.16 PAPER Mag, Rock Manager Danny Fields on Setting Jim Morrison Up with Nico

9.28.16 Wall St Journal, A Life on the Edges of Fame

9.28.16 Village Voice, Meet the Man Who Discovered the Stooges and Leonard Cohen

9.28.16 AV Club, B+, Danny Fields Was the Forrest Gump of Proto-Punk

9.28.16 Cinemacy, Danny Says is a Larger Than Life Look at Rock ‘N’ Roll Legends

9.26.16 Bullseye NPR, Interview with Danny Fields

9.23.16 Jewish Telegraphic Agency, The Jewish Impresario Behind the Ramones, the Doors and Other Rock Legends

9.22.16 Rolling Stone, Watch Alice Cooper Remember Ramones Manager, Journalist Danny Fields

9.22.16 Billboard, Watch Alice Cooper Talk Danny Fields’ Influence in New Clip from ‘Danny Says’

9.19.16 Little Village, Director Brendan Toller Talks ‘Danny Says’ Ahead of its FilmScene Screening

9.16.16 Best Classic Bands, Danny Fields Interview, Key Player in Rock History

9.7.16 Rolling Stone, Alt-Fall Movie Preview 2016, Danny Says

9.6.16 The Jewish Weekly, Fall Arts Listings: Film In NYC

9.2.16 Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in September

9.1.16 IMDB, Editors’ September 2016 Picks

8.12.16 Brooklyn Vegan, the Ramones, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed & More in New Documentary

8.11.16 Rolling Stone, Watch Danny Fields Create Punk Rock in Danny Says Trailer

8.5.16 Film Journal, Art House Theater Day Announces First Wave of Programming

6.28.16 Variety, Danny Says Documentary Set For First Art House Theater Day

5.10.16 The Guardian, Cult Heroes: Danny Fields - the 60s and 70s Scenester Who Made Punk Happen

5.1.16 The Daily Mail, The Boys Who Brought Punk To Life

4.30.16 WFMU, Director Brendan Toller with Todd-o-phonic Todd at the WFMU Record Fair (Lenny Kaye too!)

4.27.16 Playboy, Have We Hit Peak Nostlagia?

4.27.16 Vice Creators Project, Go Behind The Scenes of The Ramones First Tour

4.25.16 The Guardian, Ramones: ‘They were outcasts outsiders...’

9.25.15 Please Kill Me, Pictures from the Danny Says Private NYC Screening

9.23.15 CeleBuzz, Pictures from the Danny Says Private NYC Screening

9.1.15 Paula Tiberius, Review Danny Says LA Premiere

8.11.15 Bowery Boogie, Danny Says: Exploring the Life & Times of Danny Fields

7.30.15 Philebrity.com, New Documentary Focuses On The Life Of Ramones Manager Danny Fields, Possibly The Only Cool UPenn Grad Ever

7.28.15 Film Comment, Sound + Vision 2015: Interviews with Danny Fields

7.26.15 New York Daily News, Prince of Punk, Danny Fields, Covered in New Documentary

7.23.15 LA Times, Don’t Knock the Rock 2015: Preview w. Tiffany Anders

7.16.15 NYFA Current Blog, ‘Documentary Filmmaking Is Not For Wimps’ Interview with Director Brendan Toller

6.22.15 Boston Globe, In Party Mode at Provincetown Film Festival

6.21.15 Calgary Herald, Documentary Traces Influence of Danny Fields, Unheralded ‘Godfather of Punk’

6.21.15 Cape Cod Times, Documentary Directors Hailed at Provincetown Festival

6.20.15 TwitchFilm, Oak Cliff Film Fest 2015 REVIEW: DANNY SAYS Uncovers One of Pop Culture’s Biggest Secrets

6.5.15 Kickstarter, Discover Music Documentaries

6.4.15 Danny Fields on Soho Garage w/ DJ James!

6.3.15 Detroit Free Press, Instigator Who Helped Stooges, Ramones, Doors Profiled in New Doc.

6.1.15 El Parlante Amarillo, Interview w/ Brendan Toller

5.29.15 New Haven Independent, Arnott’s Art Happenings

5.18.15 We Got This Covered, Exclusive Interview: Danny Fields Talks Danny Says

5.8.15 NorthJersey.com, “Danny Says” Tells Story of Behind-The-Scenes Rock Hero

5.7.15 Danny Said: More Tales from the Annals of Danny Fields

5.2.15 WUTK Radio Interview with Brendan Toller on Danny Says

4.29.15 Studio SX, SXSW Interview with Danny Fields & Brendan Toller

4.16.15 CMJ, Q&A Danny Fields, Manager To The Alt-Rock Stars

4.16.15 Chicago Reader, Capsule Review: Danny Says

4.8.15 Kickstarter Blog, Brendan Toller on his Documentary Danny Says

4.2.15 The Hollywood Reporter, Danny Says: Film Review

4.1.15 Billboard, The Who & Ramones Managers Share Rock ‘n’ Roll Tales In New Films

4.1.15 The Iris Interviews Director, Brendan Toller

3.24.15 CMI, Brendan Toller Makes Variety’s Best of SXSW 2015 List

3.22.15 Variety, The 13 Breakout Movies at the SXSW Film Festival

3.20.15 Flavorwire, Best of the Fest SXSW Review

3.20.15 Austin Chronicle, SXSW Film Review: Danny Says

3.20.15 True Reviews, Danny Says Review & Interview w. Brendan Toller

3.19.15 The People’s Movies, SXSW Danny Says Review

3.19.15 Loser City, SXSW Danny Says Review

3.18.15 Variety, SXSW Film Review: Danny Says

3.18.15 Lost In Reviews, SXSW Film Review: Danny Says

3.17.15 The Daily Buzz, Interview with Director Brendan Toller

3.13.15 Scene Creek, SXSW Must-See Films

3.11.15 ATX Gossip, SXSW Interview with Director Brendan Toller

3.11.15 Salon, Punk Pioneer Danny Fields Shares The History of John Lennon’s...

3.11.15 Efilmcritic SXSW Interview with Director Brendan Toller

3.10.15 Indiewire, SXSW: 7 Must-See Music Documentaries At This Year’s Festival

3.10.15 The Iris / AU Review 12 Films Not To Miss at SXSW

3.9.15 Rolling Stone, 15 Must-See Movies at the SXSW Film Festival

3.6.15 Yahoo News, Music Films Being Screened at SXSW

1.5.15 The Year In Kickstarter 2014, A Filmmaker Discovered A Piece of Rock & Roll History

12.30.14 SPIN, Hear Lou Reed Get Introduced to the Ramones’ Music in 1975

12.30.14 Stereogum, Listen To Lou Reed React To Hearing The Ramones For The First Time

12.16.14 New York Times (!), He Was Present at the Birth of Punk, and He Took Notes

4.23.14 Yale Beinecke Library Acquires New York Rock Legend Danny Fields’ Papers

11.18.13 W Magazine, Because Danny Says So

1.18.13 Music Film Web, Brendan Toller: Tales of Danny Fields, Rock’s Ultimate Underground Insider

1.9.13 Flavorwire Names Danny Says the #4 Must-See Documentary of 2013!  

11.12.12 Village Voice: Loved By Iggy Pop, Hated By Jim Morrison: The Life and Times of Danny Fields

11.8.12 Director Brendan Toller on WFMU’s Music to Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

11.7.12 Music Film Web: Music Documentary Danny Says: I Need That Publicist!

11.6.12 Hampshire College Alumni: Brendan Toller Tells A Secret History of Rock And Roll

10.21.12 City Slang: Danny Says

10.18.12 Examiner: Kickstarter Campaign Commences To Fund Completion of Danny Fields Docu

10.17.12 Brendan Toller Independent Filmmaker: Focused On Rock ‘N’ Roll , Art, Culture and “Danny Says”

9.22.12 Examiner: Rock Music Legend Danny Fields To Be Subject of Documentary