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To Lose Control… Wrapped!

18 months ago I met director and Marty Stalker and we talked about his pet project To Lose Control. Last week all that talk came to fruition and we completed principal photography on the project.

Here’s the synopsis and trailer of the movie…

After nearly ten years of military service including operations in several war zones, a former elite soldier Chris Draper struggles to deal with P.T.S.D. after leaving the armed forces. He decides to find a cure and explores a once controversial treatment of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing before he loses control completely.

We started on Monday and the biggest task was to make a quarry outside Newcastle Co. Down look like a military compound in Afghanistan. We were very lucky to have Jim Sherrard as part of the team, as he did an awesome job recreating “JTAC Hill” (or Hamburger Hill as I liked to call it).

When the cameras rolled pyrotechnics just kept coming and with two large speakers blasting out war effects we definitely got a feel and taste of war. 

After Monday’s actual explosions the rest of the week was full of emotional ones, and they were probably the hardest to shoot. On various locations, and with a great supporting cast and crew, we made it to the therapy with Maggie Cronin, one of the stars from Terry George’s Oscar-winning film The Shore.

This has definitely been one the best experiences of my career and it should be a rollercoaster of a ride for the audience when it’s released. I just wanted to finish off by saying a big thank you to everyone involved – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Please follow the To Lose Control Facebook page and Twitter for more updates and behind the scenes videos.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and best wishes to everyone who supports the work of Chris Patrick-Simpson!

2010 proved to be a busy but successful year, with Chris performing in c21’s production of Simon Block’s ‘Not A Game For Boys’, swiftly followed by Dario Fo’s ‘Low Pay? Don’t Pay’ with Bruiser Theatre Company. Chris’ voice-over work also came to the screen via UTV’s ‘Fabulous Food Adventure’.

2011 is set to be equally busy with the long-awaited screening of ‘The Guards’, featuring Chris in a leading role alongside Steven Aldridge and Hollyoaks actor Emmett Scanlan. Keep your eyes glued to TV3 for the big arrival!

Discussions also continue for a new feature film – we can’t say too much about it just yet, but of course all news will appear here first for you all!