We had the good fortune of connecting with Nick Theurer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nick, how do you think about risk?
Risk is a constant factor in the entertainment industry. You see execs thrown to the wolfs with out hesitation. While many people love the entertainment side, most forget it is a business and theres a lot of big money decisions behind them. I’m am a content person at times but I learned early on, if you aren’t willing to take the risks, someone else will. I always see it as taking a risk is either succeeding or learning (failing). The risks I’ve taken in the past few years have lead me from moving from Georgia to LA and now up to working on the biggest movies of my life. Risk makes the reward oh so sweet.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
While my career has become heavy with producing, there is still a large fire burning away for my artistic side. Theres no consecutive way to become an artist or actor. Its about harnessing the skills you have from life to make the best “you”. My life was filled with turmoil and missteps (not gonna dive down that rabbit hole this time), but I didn’t let that define me. I studied into tv broadcasting and equipped myself to be a creative mind behind the camera, so I can fully understand the larger picture of creating a film.
I believe it’s best to take what you know, what makes you, you. Take that and let that shape your art, as there wont be another person like that. Myself as an artist and my films I create all stand for making a difference. While I love a happy-go-lucky film, I want people to leave thinking about life and the choices we make. How they effect those around us and the impact we need to make on this world. My last film Slapface tackled grief and my newest film The Way Out will tackle sexual abuse and addiction. Don’t be afraid to push boundaries.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh boy, tour guide is always fun! I love to make my way down the coast. Malibu is always great to take my friends to a nice hike like Escondido falls. Then we make out way over to Paradise Cove or Dukes for some on the beach seafood. There is always the classic Hollywood sign hike. Why just look at it when you can stand above it! While it may be cheesy, I always love doing a tour of one of the lots. Theres something magical about it.
Depending what you like Six Flags or Disney never disappoint. You cant do LA without grabbing great food. Tesse is a French American restaurant on Sunset that I cant get enough of. If you’ve got the time and energy I make my way south to go paddle boarding in the marina.
Lastly, head to San Diego to La Jolla cove. There are massive sea lions and seals. You can snorkel with them and see all the amazing fish. Just don’t stand on the sea lions rocks…I learned this the hard way lol. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are too many people to even list here, where the hell do I begin? With a broad stroke, I can say the LGBTQ+ community has ultimately brought me a lot of my success. The community has extended their hand more times than I can count. We in the LGBTQ+ community really look out for each other and I will never forget that.
There are two individuals who taught me a lot about the industry and helped me understand so much that you wont learn in a book or school. Tom DeSanto and Mike Manning. Both amazing people and two of my best friends. Both blazed a bath in the industry as a producer and the other as an actor and producer. Their knowledge and wisdom has carried me through my most rigorous times. To that I owe them a lot of my success. There is nothing they wouldn’t do to help other succeed.
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