On Fire

ON FIRE The Movie... It's Happening!

'On Fire' feature film spends 5 days shooting at Saint Louis University

Original Release Date:
August 1, 2024


On Fire For Good - The power of saying yes (West Newsmagazine)
Sean McNamara's "On Fire" film is the first to use the new Show MO Motion Media Tax Credit (Missouri Dept. of Economic Development)
On Fire (Webster-Kirkwood Times)
Filming for ‘On Fire’ Begins on Campus (SLU news)
John O’Leary - Setting The World (And SLU) on Fire (The University News)
William H. Macy, John Corbett, Joel Courtney & Others Set For Sean McNamara Pic ‘On Fire’ Based On True Story Of Severe Burn Survivor John O’Leary (Deadline)
'On Fire,' a movie following the life of local burn survivor John O’ Leary, to be filmed in St. Louis (LaDue News)
St. Louis native’s story to hit big screen, local filming continues (Fox)


Photo of John O’Leary and sons with “On Fire” director Sean MacNamara courtesy of O’Leary
An inspiring movie is getting shot in the Gateway City, and they’re looking for extras.

Radically Inspired Films’ newest venture, “On Fire,” is a biopic about John O’Leary, a St. Louis resident, motivational speaker, podcaster and author of “On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life.” Huntington serves as the film’s executive producer. O’Leary’s story centers on his recovery from severe burns he suffered as a 9-year-old when he ignited an explosive gasoline fire in his garage. He spent five months in the hospital and endured years of follow-up surgeries and physical therapy. As an adult, O’Leary began sharing his story as a motivational speaker. He published “On Fire” in 2016 and a second book, “In Awe: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy,” in 2020.