Introducing The Expressionists, Pat & Sean

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Meet the Expressionists! We have set out across the country to find out what’s inspiring America’s young dreamers, doers, movers and shakers. Check out our interview with Patrick and Sean two L.A. based stuntmen.

Patrick:

How do you like to express yourself?

Surfing and skateboarding have been my main source of expression throughout the years. No two waves are the same so it keeps me engaged. As I’ve gotten older my sources of inspiration and expression have broaden. Versatility is my goal so I dabble in all sorts of things. Writing sketchy little poems, Yoga, playing the guitar, Dj-ing, Dancing, Training for upcoming projects. Pretty much anything that gets my blood pumping and in the moment.

How is denim a part of your everyday uniform?

I tend to fall a lot whether I’m training for an upcoming gig or rolling around on my skateboard. I have a really hard time holding back so it’s nice to have an extra layer to protect my skin without compromising style.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done when wearing jeans?

Does front flipping off a 23ft tower onto a 10 inch pad count?

When did you know you wanted to be a stuntman?

I’ve always had a pull towards adventure and cheap thrills. I love film, acting, and adrenaline. Wasn’t until a couple years ago that I pieced it all together and realized I could make a career out of all three.

What is the most rewarding part of doing what you do?

To be surrounded by creative people. To create and express myself through my mind, body. I love being able to dive into a character and deliver a great performance.

What is a career highlight so far?

I’d have to say working beside Mark Norby, Steve Carrol and Felix Van Groeningen for an upcoming feature film.

Why do you love living in LA?

It’s a beast… it’s where dreams come to live and die. It’s a tough area to crack but when she does… It’s glorious, so I’ve heard lol.

What do you have coming up in the future?

Spending time with my daughter, Surfing, Skateboarding, and Training. I’m set to be featured in the Transformer’s spinoff feature film (Bumblebee) which I’ll start filming in October.

 

Sean:

How do you like to express yourself? For stunts…..it’s an art form, and a chance to be creative and express yourself through movement. And my passion is with surfing. There’s so many different lines you can draw on a wave. It’s a great creative outlet as well.

How is denim a part of your everyday uniform? Denim is so comfortable and soft these days. On occasion, there’s times I even sleep in my denim after a long night.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done when wearing jeans? Surfing in jeans. When you forget your board shorts, and denim is the only option. Sometime you gotta’ do what you gotta’ do. 

When did you know you wanted to be a stuntman? When residual checks started coming in consistently. Mailbox money is nice.

What is the most rewarding part of doing what you do? Watching it on the big screen with my sons. Occasionally, they think Daddy is pretty cool.

What is a career highlight so far? Doubling Leonardo in ‘The Revenant’. Something to tell my grandkids someday.

Why do you love living in LA? I live in San Diego and make the commute. It’s hard to beat the quality of life in San Diego!

What do you have coming up in the future? There’s a new show coming out on Starz network, called ‘Counterpart’ that takes in Berlin. I play a German thug. It’s been fun!