We had the good fortune of connecting with Brodie Mullin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brodie, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
Where are you from and how did your background and upbringing impact who you are today?
I am from Atlanta, Georgia. When I was dancing around the living room to “So You Think You Can Dance,” my parents enrolled me in dance classes. When my dance school gave me a role in the recital, I started acting classes. A role that I wanted to audition for required singing so I started taking voice lessons. My parents are supportive of my interests. They let me try different things and they never hold me back. They have taught me to have fun with whatever I am doing and to try new things. I know that wherever I go or whatever I do, I have my parents full support.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love performing on stage. I started dancing by watching “So You Think You Can Dance” and won several dance awards. I recently performed at the Knock Music House, for the Atlanta Dream Basketball Team, and for the Tower of Talent which is a fundraiser for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. One of my most memorable dance auditions was for Ludacris. I did get the role and was in one of Ludacris’ Kid Nation videos. Now I am on a competitive dance team.
During dance recitals, the dancers tell a story through characters. My first role was Robin Hood followed by Spanky and then Chistery, the flying monkey. Through dance, I found I liked acting. I just started my 4th year of acting classes. I have had a wide range of acting experiences from theater, music videos, creating curriculum, and short films. This year, I was a cast member for Winning Feathers, an educational Web series that teaches soft skills.
Acting led to singing roles. After taking lessons, I released my first single, “Headshot.” It is a song I co-wrote and it is inspired by Fortnite. Then I released a second song titled, “Warrior.” Warrior is based on events that happened in my life. I was bullied for having long hair. Classmates called him gay, transgender, and queer. After I released “Headshot” people were posting horrible comments on YouTube. I had to turn the comments off. I started researching why people post negative comments and learned it is because they are hurting and in a bad place. It was actually a conversation between Gary Vaynerchuk and Charli D’Amelio that was posted on YouTube where I learned this. I even mention Gary Vee in the song. So, my voice coach and I started putting verses together and wrote “Warrior.” The song is about being kind to everyone even if we don’t look like them or have the same views and beliefs. I also sing about being an upstander or ally to stop bullying and to let victims know to focus on supporters, follow their dreams, and not let anyone stand in the way of their destiny.
I am really proud that “Warrior” won Song of the Year at the Atlanta Kidz Choice Awardz. I am excited that I have been nominated for Best Youth Artist in a Music Video by the Young Artist Academy and the video has been nominated for Best Music Video by the Skyline Performer Awards.
I guess you could say my “brand” is being a warrior – standing up for others and giving a voice to those who are too afraid to speak up. I hope that my song empowers allies and victims.
The message that I want to tell people is – Stay true to yourself. Use your haters as your motivators and remember that your self-worth is not defined by how people treat you or whether or not they like you.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There are so many fun things to do in my hometown Suwanee, just outside Atlanta. We would go to Andretti’s and race on the go-karts and compete with the racing simulator. From there we would grab lunch at Frontera or Ippolito’s and then head to the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. We would take my Samoyed pups (Tundra and Timber) for a hike followed by ziplining through the trees there. After dinner at Longhorns, we would go to Main Event for some laser tag and then out for ice cream at Bruster’s.
On the weekend, we would go to Suwanee Town Center for fresh fruit and vegetables at the Farmer’s Market. Later in the day there is usually some type of festival going on or “Movie Under the Stars” We would pack a picnic and hang out at the park.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Without a doubt, my shoutout goes to my Momager. We started this journey together and we figure things out as we go along. We have hired some people to help us, but my mom is right there the whole time. My mom drives me to all my lessons (acting, dancing, and singing) and auditions. She is always researching ways to promote my new song and is able to find many opportunities. I would not have accomplished as much as I have without her.
I would like to thank my dance teacher Aaron James. I have been dancing with Coach Aaron for 5 years and I take 4 hours of lessons with him each week. I have learned a lot from him and I keep learning with each lesson. I attend All Stars Performing Arts in Sugar Hill, Georgia and Core Dance and Acrobatics in Alpharetta, Georgia. @aaron_drewww @allstarsperform @coredanceatlanta
I would like to thank Coach Rick and Coach Kelsey for teaching me the basics of acting and for being my improv teacher at The Actor’s Scene in Buford, Georgia. @theactorsscene
I would like to thank my voice coach, Justin Levy at Suwanee Academy of the Arts in Suwanee, Georgia for writing songs with me and composing the music for my three singles. @justinoflevytationmusic @suwanee_academy_of_the_arts
I would like to thank my talent agent, Carol Shaginaw of Carol Shaginaw Talent Agency and my Publicist, Sherry Lee of GTK PR Talent Agency for helping to find jobs and events for me to attend. @carolshaginawtalent @gtkprtalent
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