Rosie Perez, Eric Roberts, Aaron Fisher, Ellen Toland, Catherine Curtin and Paul Schulze Star In
Aaron Fisher’s Feature Film Debut
“INSIDE THE RAIN”
To Be Released Theatrically Nationwide This March
Romantic Comedy Loosely Based on Fisher’s Experiences Living with Bipolar Disorder
Opens NY March 13th, Los Angeles March 20th, Expands to Theaters Nationwide March 27th
“Assured offbeat comedy… Director-star Aaron Fisher shines both behind and in front of the camera” - San Francisco Chronicle
New York, NY – February 27, 2020 – Sky Island Films announced today the nationwide theatrical release of INSIDE THE RAIN, the award-winning movie about a bipolar college student, (Aaron Fisher) who is expelled from school and determined to prove his innocence with the help of a moonlighting sex worker he meets (Ellen Toland). The film, directed and written by and starring Aaron Fisher also stars Rosie Perez, Eric Roberts, Catherine Curtin and Paul Schulze. Although INSIDE THE RAIN is a work of fiction, Fisher, who suffers from bipolar disorder, took the last 10 years of his life and infused his experiences into this 90- minute movie. The film opens on Friday, March 13 at the Village East Cinema in NYC and Los Angeles at Laemmle Theaters on March 20. It will then expand to top markets nationwide including Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington, DC, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Miami and Denver, among others.
INSIDE THE RAIN received rave critical reviews throughout its film festival run, including “Insightful and audacious, with terrific cast…raw and heartfelt emotion” by Westwood One, “Genuine and authentic... impressive” by Film Threat and“Captivating” by Tribune Wire Service. It won Best Feature Film at NY’s Big Apple Film Festival and Special Jury Narrative Award at Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, was nominated for Best Narrative Feature at Woodstock Film Festival and Best Comedy Feature at the San Diego Film Festival. INSIDE THE RAIN was also the centerpiece film at the Twin Cities Film Festival and January’s sole feature film selection at the Los Angeles NewFilmmakers Film Festival.
College film student Benjamin Glass (played by writer-director Aaron Fisher) has it all: ADHD, OCD, borderline personality. And he’s also bipolar. But Glass is more than his diagnoses - he prefers the term “recklessly extravagant” - and he’s determined to prove his genius. When a misunderstanding threatens to expel him from college, Glass pushes back; he plans on recreating the incident on video with the help of a moonlighting sex worker (Ellen Toland), to clear his name. But how will he raise the money for the film, when his parents dismiss the scheme as another manic episode?
INSIDE THE RAIN is a wincingly funny rom-com-drama, anchored by off- kilter performances by co-stars Fisher and Toland. The colorful ensemble cast includes Rosie Perez as a tough love shrink, Eric Roberts as an unhinged film producer, and Catherine Curtin and Paul Schulze as the long-suffering parents. The ultimate underdog film and proof that if you believe in yourself, anything is possible.
INSIDE THE RAIN is produced by George LaVoo and presented by Act 13 in association with Killer Films. It is executive produced by Christine Vachon, Danny Fisher and Javier Gonzalez.
Official Website: www.insidetherainmovie.com
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