COODIE SIMMONS

Filmmaker

Award-winning film directors Coodie Simmons, who directed ESPN’s acclaimed 30-for-30 documentary “Benji,” about fallen high school basketball star Ben Wilson. Coodie grew up in Chicago and has been committed to making films that depict positive images and committed to cultural storytelling.  He and his partner, Chize Ozah have built a film company, Creative Control, which has produced music videos for Kanye West, rapper Joey Badas$$, Erykah Badu and more.