Hearing is Believing
DIRECTOR: Lorenzo DeStefano
PRODUCERS: Lorenzo DeStefano, Sandra Ruch, Patti Channer, Randel J. Brasher
EDITOR: Kevin Wilson
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: David Pu’u, Nik Blaskovich
Born 15 weeks premature, weighing one pound five ounces, Rachel Flowers lost her eyesight due to Retinopathy of Prematurity. When she was two years old, she began picking up melodies from her musician parents and was soon playing every song she heard by ear, including Bach fugues. Her formal music education began at age four and for the next ten years Rachel studied at the Southern California Conservatory of Music. This film revels in Rachel’s joyous love of song, illuminating in the process the bonds of family and the divine mysteries of creativity.
Lorenzo DeStefano is the writer-producer of Serpentine, an urban thriller set in India and London and the producer/ writer/director of Hypergraphia. He also produced and directed Los Zafiros/The Sapphires – Music From The Edge Of Time, an award-winning music feature about the Beatles of 1960s Cuba. DeStefano produced, directed and edited the PBS documentary Talmage Farlow, a portrait of the great American jazz guitarist.