ABOUT

Bo is short for Boles

I was born the queer son of a Waffle House cook and his third-shift waitress in Hokes Bluff, Alabama. The first movie I truly fell for was the music video for Reba McEntire’s Fancy. Mama named me Ashley after Gone With the Wind and Boles is a paternal family name, but despite all that ritual I've always been just Bo.

SKILLS

Original Writing, Copywriting, Directing, Production Design, Set Dressing, Art Direction, Wardrobe Styling, Carpentry, Bookbinding, Location Scouting, Event Coordination, Dolly Parton Know How

Software: Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word & Office

RECENT TV/FILM/COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE

2018

Socks on Fire | Documentary Feature

Writer & Director, Producer

2017

Uncle John and the Cotton Headed Water Rattlers | Documentary Short

Writer & Director, Producer

2016

Motel 51, Narrative Feature | Colleen Kwok, Director

Production Designer

Collaborated with the director to create a look book and color story, sketched designs, followed budget, collected set dressing and props, implemented designs inside locations, managed props on set, reset locations to original designs.


Seamless, Hanky Panky & Instacart Spec Commercials | Jacqueline Dow, Director

Production Designer

Collaborated with the director to create look, collected set dressing and props, implemented designs inside locations, managed props on set, reset locations.


Expecto Patron Series | Rachel Puchkoff, Director

Production Designer

Collaborated with the director to create a look book and color story, sketched designs, collected set dressing and props, implemented designs inside locations, managed props on set, reset locations to original designs.

ORIGINAL FILM WORK

Socks on Fire | Doc Feature

Post-Production, IFP Doc Lab

Uncle John and the Water Rattlers | Doc Short

2017 Nashville FF, Atlanta FF, Indie Grits FF, Chattanooga FF

Shitbird Narrative Short

2015 Sidewalk FF, 2015 Charleston IFF

AWARDS / PUBLICATIONS

2018 Alabama State Council on the Arts Grant
2018 IFP Lab Fellowship
Nashville FF Grand Jury Prize, Best Graveyard Short NYU Purple List for Alabama Snipe Fight
Sandra Ifraimova Award, Chosen by Spike Lee
First Run FF Award for Production Design
Sacred Grove Reading Series
“Super Moon Prayer,” The Awl
“Dirty South Prayer,” Handsome Journal
Queer South Anthology, SRP Books
Robert Jahn Scholarship, NYU
Rogers’ Fellowship, Univ of Arizona

EDUCATION

New York University

New York, New York
MFA in Filmmaking | September, 2017

Univ of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
MFA in Poetry | May, 2010

University of Montevallo

BA in English | May, 2008