AS A FORMALLY trained musician and photographer, I segued into filmmaking as a means to creatively express and deal with my own traumatic story - that of the murder of my mother when I was 11 years old by my father, Dr. John F. Boyle, Jr. - and to give a narrative voice to others in similar circumstances.
Subsequently, I am the co-creator and subject of Investigation Discovery's A Murder in Mansfield, a documentary directed by two-time Academy Award Winner, Barbara Kopple. Having played in over 50 film festivals world wide, the film examines the consequences of violence and secondary trauma and its ramifications on the ancillary victims my hometown community of Mansfield, Ohio. The film debuted on Investigation Discovery in November 2018.
I had witnessed a murder and became the chief witness for the prosecution. I return to Ohio seeking to retrace my past and confront my father, who remains incarcerated and in denial of his guilt. The film explores not only the collateral damage of violence and its traumatic repercussions, but the beauty of human strength and resilience through seemingly insurmountable odds.
When I am not behind the camera, I travel as a sought after keynote speaker. My strong, passionate message of human resilience, hope and personal triumph over adversity has inspired audiences across the globe. I have been featured in Variety, The New York Times, Esquire, USA Today, a TED Speaker and was a recent guest on the Dr. Phil show.
I am a member of IATSE Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild and also has a penchant for Chihuahuas and Motorcycles. He resides in Los Angeles. CA.