Raised in Las Vegas, Actor/Writer Patrick
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 entitled BURN.
“ 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”.