“HEARING IS BELIEVING”
a film by Lorenzo DeStefano
In a World Filled with Noise
There is Another Sound Worth Hearing
And her Name is Rachel Flowers
“Documents a Rare Talent” – NY Times
“A beautiful, inspiring film. When Rachel Flowers smiles the world explodes with joy” – Tom Schnabel KCRW Rhythm Planet
“Mind, be ready to be blown” – Harper’s Bazaar
“Rachel Flowers reminds me just why music is so powerful.” – Dweezil Zappa
“…jaw-dropping talent on display.” – LA Times
“Inspiring is an exhausted word, but after I finished watching Hearing Is Believing
I couldn’t think of a more apt description.” – Verily Magazine
“Lorenzo DeStefano’s remarkable documentary takes us on a musical journey of Rachel’s everyday life.
I laughed and cried and began to totally fall in love with her and her amazing gifts.” – Malcolm McDowell
VIEW TEASER (1:21) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8g4lVQkslw
VIEW TRAILER (2:23) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ6kw1cmMh4&feature=youtu.be
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“Hearing Is Believing” 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.
Appearing with Rachel in “Hearing is Believing” are Grammy winners Arturo Sandoval, Stevie Wonder, Dweezil Zappa,
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.
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.
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Produced by LORENZO DESTEFANO
Executive Producer PATTI CHANNER
Co-producers RANDELL J. BRASHER, JORDAN & SANDRA LABY, MARY KARRH
Associate Producers MICHELINE SAKHAROFF, SANDRA RUCH
Directors of Photography DAVID PU’U , NICK BLASKOVICH
Edited by KEVIN D. WILSON
Sound Recordists STEVE MILLER, JOHN AUSTIN, BRIAN HUTCHISON
Sound Designer GARY BOURGEOIS Creative Consultant JEANIE FLOWERS
Music by RACHEL FLOWERS
Directed by LORENZO DESTEFANO