Updated: Apr 18, 2022
Carlos Jimenez, a well-regarded cinematographer, was brought to thefeature film project BURN, after working with Director/Writer/Star Patrick Lazzara on another film. Once reviewing the script with partner Auriel the ambitious twosome set out to bring Mr. Lazzara's passion project to fruition. They all join the show to discuss the movie Burn.
There are many fascinating stories in the World of film production, and the journey of filmmaking duo Auriel and Carlos Jimenez is another unique one. Meeting during their stint in the Marines, the talented pair have brought their measured and disciplined training to their current place in the film industry. Carlos, a well-regarded cinematographer in his own right, was brought to the feature film project BURN, after working with Director/Writer/Star Patrick Lazzara on another film. Once reviewing the script with partner Auriel, the ambitious twosome set out to bring Mr. Lazzara's passion project to fruition. Applying skills learned in the military has been a key component to achieving success in completing BURN. Carlos says, “I didn't realize it when I got into it, you know, how helpful the Marine Corps was. It helped me to problem solve, cause the thing is with the Marine Corps is you always are forced to do a lot with a little.” And those skills also assisted Auriel in her own behind the scenes components in the production work, “ The Marines let me understand a lot of stuff that people would normally stress out about, everything became like water off a duck's back.” All the hard work paid off, and after an extended creative process spanning nearly a decade, BURN, an evocative, fiery crime thriller would be born, now coming to VOD platforms beginning April 1st including iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and more.
The story of a hit man who finds out his younger brother killed a mob boss's trophy wife. He then has two days to find him and get him out of town before a contract killer catches up with them.
The film also allowed the Jimenez's the chance to pay it forward, employing many of their brothers and sisters in arms through Veterans In Media Entertainment on the film. “It was such a pleasure to be able to have that part of our world intersect on this film project” say Carlos and Auriel.
Raised in Las Vegas, Actor/Writer Patrick Lazzara, has a lifetime of experience gambling when it comes to making a name for himself in Hollywood. He has a new crime thriller called Burn. We play the trailer…
Raised in Las Vegas, Actor/Writer Patrick Lazzara, has a lifetime of experience gambling when it comes to making a name for himself in Hollywood.
A career of character work in film and TV, alongside his own day job as a Los Angeles restaurant manager, has equipped the resilient and driven Lazzara, with the passion to achieve what many spend a lifetime just dreaming of, the production, completion and ultimately the commercial release of his own feature film directorial debut, an electric new crime thriller, entitled BURN, set for release across North America beginning April 1st on major VOD platforms.
“ I was a crazy movie buff, always going to the movies and whatever got released. My friends would be off partying or whatever, and I'd be, I'm gonna stay home, watch movies,”
Eventually venturing on to follow his acting dreams, taking theater at the University of Las Vegas, continuing on to study at the prestigious Joseph Bernard acting studio before making his way to Hollywood.
Working away, it was a chance meeting on the set of an independent film with cinematographer Carlos Jimenez, that would lead him to begin a decade long production odyssey to create and complete BURN.
Alongside Carlos' partner, Auriel, Lazzara and The Jimenez's would fight to bring BURN to fruition, an emotionally intense story of a hit man who finds out his younger brother killed a mob boss's trophy wife. He has two days to find him and get him out of town before a contract killer catches up with them.
Never wavering, always fighting even through chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma, Patrick Lazzara is the epitome of perseverance. “I don't sit there and dwell on things,there was never a moment of whoa is me cuz people had it worse, I had a good support system, so I just kept driving forward to make things happen