Paul Dalio

Paul Dalio (born December 8, 1979) is an American screenwriter, director and composer.wikipedia
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Touched with Fire (film)

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His first film, Touched with Fire, inspired by his struggles overcoming bipolar disorder, premiered at SXSW and was released theatrically in February 2016.
Touched with Fire is a 2015 American drama film directed and written by Paul Dalio and starring Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne and Bruce Altman.

St. Luke's School (Connecticut)

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He was educated at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Paul Dalio (born 1979), screenwriter, director and composer

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He is the son of hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio.
Second son Paul Dalio is a film director.

Bipolar disorder

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His first film, Touched with Fire, inspired by his struggles overcoming bipolar disorder, premiered at SXSW and was released theatrically in February 2016. After graduating in 2004 he went to Los Angeles to work for a film producer, when he had a psychotic episode, was hospitalized and diagnosed bipolar.

South by Southwest

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His first film, Touched with Fire, inspired by his struggles overcoming bipolar disorder, premiered at SXSW and was released theatrically in February 2016.

Wilton, Connecticut

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Paul Dalio was born on December 8, 1979, and grew up in Wilton, Connecticut.

New Canaan, Connecticut

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He was educated at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Drama

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In 2004, Dalio received a bachelor's degree from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts dramatic writing program.

Psychosis

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After graduating in 2004 he went to Los Angeles to work for a film producer, when he had a psychotic episode, was hospitalized and diagnosed bipolar.

New York City

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He spent two years in and out of hospitals, stopped screenwriting and got into the New York underground rap battle scene under the alias “Luna.” He applied to the graduate filmmaking program and was admitted in 2006, but during orientation week suffered another psychotic episode, had to be hospitalized and withdrew from the program.

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He spent two years in and out of hospitals, stopped screenwriting and got into the New York underground rap battle scene under the alias “Luna.” He applied to the graduate filmmaking program and was admitted in 2006, but during orientation week suffered another psychotic episode, had to be hospitalized and withdrew from the program.

New York University Tisch School of the Arts

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In 2004, Dalio received a bachelor's degree from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts dramatic writing program. He spent two years in and out of hospitals, stopped screenwriting and got into the New York underground rap battle scene under the alias “Luna.” He applied to the graduate filmmaking program and was admitted in 2006, but during orientation week suffered another psychotic episode, had to be hospitalized and withdrew from the program.

Spike Lee

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There he also met his professor Spike Lee who became a mentor and offered to executive produce a rap musical he had written while in the bipolar swings about the Apocalypse.

Apocalypse

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There he also met his professor Spike Lee who became a mentor and offered to executive produce a rap musical he had written while in the bipolar swings about the Apocalypse.

Katie Holmes

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Taking his wife's advice, he wrote the script and showed it to Spike who executive produced the film which would be his feature debut, originally titled Mania Days, starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby - a love story between two bipolar poets who bring out all the horror and beauty of their condition, until they have to choose between sanity and love.

Luke Kirby

Taking his wife's advice, he wrote the script and showed it to Spike who executive produced the film which would be his feature debut, originally titled Mania Days, starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby - a love story between two bipolar poets who bring out all the horror and beauty of their condition, until they have to choose between sanity and love.

The New York Times

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Touched With Fire was a New York Times Critics' Pick and was very well received with a 90% audience approval at Rotten Tomatoes.

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Touched With Fire was a New York Times Critics' Pick and was very well received with a 90% audience approval at Rotten Tomatoes.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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and was also embraced by the bipolar community, receiving the SAMHSA Voice Award and the International Bipolar Foundation Imagine Award.

List of people with bipolar disorder

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Paul Dalio, American writer, director and composer. He made his feature directorial debut with Touched with Fire (2016), a film which drew upon his own experience with bipolar disorder.