This Episode of “Unlocking the Golden Cage” was Recorded Tue. July 11, 2023
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From Inspiration to Creation: Unveiling Boris’ Character Journey with Gunnar Madsen

We’re excited to bring you another special episode of “Unlocking The Golden Cage” as we sit down with Gunnar Madsen – a composer, writer, sound designer, animator, and singer. Join us as we explore the deep themes of friendship, artistic ambition, and the creative process through the lens of our long-time friendship.

Gunnar Madsen, inspiration behind the beloved character Boris in our story, has been a confidant and creative partner of mine for years. Together, we reflect on our musical ambitions in school and how we fed off of one another’s ideas to drive us towards more innovative and exciting creative projects. We discuss how this strong bond grew into a truly collaborative relationship, and how we have always been mutually supportive of one another’s work.

Through this heartfelt conversation, we uncover the things that burned away throughout our respective journeys, whether it be dreams that didn’t materialize or personal struggles that left deep imprints. This episode offers a unique opportunity to explore the complex layers of friendship, artistic ambition, and the resilience required to navigate through moments of darkness.

So, tune in and learn about the exclusive behind-the-scenes insights about the candid reflections on life as an artist and lessons on how to stay resilient while pursuing your dreams.Unlock the golden cage with us and gain insights into the untold stories that have shaped our lives and artistic paths!

Learn more about Gunnar Madsen and his works and projects through his website: 


Be sure to catch up on our previous episodes with Motivational Medicine Doctor Dr. Larry Grogin, Projection Designers Paul Deizel and Peter Leibold, Scenic Designer Tyler R. Herald, Managed Healthcare Professional Francisco Ramirez, and authors Cindy Barlow and Angela McKinney. These captivating conversations offer a unique opportunity to delve into their creative minds and explore how the themes of “The Golden Cage” resonate within their own remarkable works. 

Tune in and discover the fascinating connections between artistry, storytelling, and the power of imagination!

Motivational Medicine Doctor Larry Grogin unlocks The Golden Cage

Projection Designers Paul Deizel and Peter Leibold unlock The Golden Cage 

Scenic Designer Tyler R. Herald unlocks The Golden Cage

Managed Healthcare Professional Francisco Ramirez unlocks The Golden Cage 

Author Angela McKinney unlocks The Golden Cage through her book “Untangle”

Author Cindy Barlow unlocks The Golden Cage through her book “Playing You”

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