Bo McGuire

Bo McGuire is the writer-director-producer of the transgenerational docudrama Socks on Fire, which had its world premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. He was born the queer son of a Waffle House cook and his third-shift waitress in Hokes Bluff, Alabama. The first movie he truly fell for was the music video for Reba McEntire’s “Fancy.” He is a 2019 Ryan Murphy + Half Initiative Mentee and was recently selected one of Filmmaker magazine’s 2019 “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Socks on Fire, his debut feature, was supported by Cinereach, Field of Vision, Doc Society, Southern Documentary Fund, IFP, and Film Independent. The film also won the Cuban Hat Award for best pitch at the Hot Docs Pitch Forum. His original television pilot, Shitbird, was selected by Spike Lee to receive the Sandra Ifraimova Award and his feature script Alabama Snipe Fight appeared on NYU’s Purple List. He belongs to the First Church of Dolly Parton.

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Talks

I Know the Ghosts: Employing Grandmother Wisdom in My Debut Feature

By Bo McGuire | April 30, 2020

I Know the Ghosts: Employing Grandmother Wisdom in My Debut Feature

First-time filmmaker Bo McGuire on how he used “skillful will” to make his Tribeca-winning docudrama Socks on Fire.