Never Been Sicker

A withdrawn girl, tortured by a phobia of vomiting, struggles to get her college roommate kicked out after discovering she is bulimic.

  • Claire Fishman
    Hair Lockets (2014), Fat Ass (2013)
  • Claire Fishman
  • Claire Fishman
  • Karl Ryan Erikson
  • Morgan Vasquez
    Key Cast
  • Paige Sciarrillo
    Key Cast
  • Jimmy Hooper
    Key Cast
  • Michael DiGioia
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Young Adult
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 9, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Montclair State University
Director Biography - Claire Fishman

Claire Fishman has always had a lifelong passion for storytelling. She grew up in New Jersey and graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Filmmaking and Creative Writing from Montclair State University. Her thesis film, Never Been Sicker, has screened at multiple festivals across the country and received several accolades for acting and directing. Claire is currently Senior Video Editor at BDG in New York City.

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Director Statement

Never Been Sicker is centered around my personal story of emetophobia, an irrational fear of vomiting. The thing about phobias is that they can control every second of your life – there was a time years ago where I couldn't get myself to eat, let alone even get out of bed. Every moment was dictated by my fear that anything I did would make me throw up. And even now that I'm in control of my life again, there are still times where my anxiety gets the better of me. I made this film to help myself process my own traumatic experience of living with this phobia as well as show the world what it was like. I also made it to show others living in my shoes that you are valid and you are not alone.