HEARING IS BELIEVING
May 28 only
In a world filled with Noise, there is another Sound worth Hearing, and her name is Rachel Flowers
“Hearing Is Believing”, the new feature documentary from award-winning producer/director Lorenzo DeStefano (“Talmage Farlow”, “Los Zafiros-Music From The Edge Of Time”), introduces the world to the astonishing young musician and composer, Rachel Flowers.
Born 15 weeks premature, at a body weight of one pound five ounces, Rachel lost her eyesight due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). At two she began picking up melodies from her musician parents and was soon playing every song she heard by ear, including Bach fugues. The child had perfect pitch.
Starting her formal musical education at the age of 4, Rachel spent the next 10 years studying at the Southern California Conservatory of Music, while completing her mainstream education through elementary, middle, and high school. She was featured in two episodes of 60 Minutes in 2005 & 2008, when she was 12 and 15 years old.
DeStefano and his team have created a dynamic and engaging portrait of a year and a half in the life of a tight knit American family, a single mom and her two kids, living paycheck to paycheck in working class Oxnard, California, with Rachel’s stunning music as the soundtrack. Hearing is Believing revels in Rachel’s joyous and free-flowing love of song, illuminating the bonds of family and the divine mysteries of creativity. Rachel Flowers is a true survivor, a hyperabled individual whose inspiring story has the potential to be a beacon of hope out there.
Among the great musicians appearing with Rachel in the film are Grammy winners Dweezil Zappa, Arturo Sandoval, Stevie Wonder, two-time Grammy nominated jazz pianist, Taylor Eigsti, the late Progressive Rock icon Keith Emerson, Hawaii ukulele master Benny Chong, and 50 members of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony performing Rachel’s original composition, “At The End Of The Day”.
Directed and produced by by Lorenzo DeStefano. 104 min. HD Digital.