We had the good fortune of connecting with Madison Bauer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Madison, how do you think about risk?
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When I get asked what sets me apart I am quick to say my experiences, my story, or some other cliche- but as I set out on this journey of story-telling, I quickly realized that was not the case. A while back I was talking to a friend about how I dread when I tell a stranger I’m a screenwriter. Why you ask? Well because they always seem to have some “great idea for a movie” or how their life would make a “great movie.” There for a while I humored them and would ask why, and what their story was. And, I was shocked to figure out that each of their stories were similar, if not the same… some even relatively the same as mine. But, think of a school writing project. The class is given an assignment on the same topic- they create an outline, then write their paper. The reality is, the story of Ann Boleyn is the story of Ann Boleyn. So her story may be the same but each person in the class will have a different way of telling it. It is not our stories which are all that unique, it is our voice that is.
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?
The places I like to eat at, or take people to for the true Nashville experience are;
I would also suggest to spend a half day in Franklin, it is about 20 min south of Nashville, and a larger version of Leipers Fork.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to shoutout my dear friend, Fr3der1cK with Tomorrow Pictures based out of Atlanta. He has helped me along the way by connecting me with some great people and organizations, such as Shoutout LA.