Our Interview with Aaron Fisher

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Aaron Fisher is a director, editor, writer, and actor. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Aaron is known for his work in the short film Love Out of Mind (2014), the television mini-series Single and Baller (2018), and recently the film Inside the Rain (2019). Inside the Rain is a loosely based auto-biographical rom-com film; the main character Ben, played by Aaron himself, struggles with the roller-coaster like challenges of bipolar disorder.

Aaron’s successful film industry career and his journey with bipolar disorder attracted the attention of our Different and Able president and founder, Alexandra Nicklas. In the interview, Aaron narrates the challenges he has had while living with bipolar disorder. Aaron discusses his medication struggles, his past hospitalizations, the voluntary ECT treatments her sought after, the college discrimination he endured, and the stigma that surrounds mental illness.

Aaron’s personality gleams when he talks about breaking into the film industry. His awe-inspiring success story is truly impressive. Aaron has stated, “If you’re not thinking about success from day one, then you’re not going to make it.” Inspired by Aaron’s success story that he shares with Alexandra, we only have one more question to pose, “Can we have your autograph?”

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