Christopher Banks is a filmmaker, journalist and musician with experience of bipolar disorder. He has co-edited New Zealand's most popular magazine for HIV positive people, Collective Thinking, worked for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and the Access To Medicines Coalition, a lobby group calling for wider and increasing funding for antiretrovirals.
He writes five times a week for his blog Bipolar Bear ( http://bipolarbear.co.nz/ ) and lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his partner of 17 years, Dean. He is very fond of Orson Welles, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, the boardgame Cluedo, and the classic British sitcom Are You Being Served? Christopher can also be found on twitter at @bipolarbearnz and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bipolarbearnz