SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Grace Fisher is ready to share her story with a film documentary that will premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this week.
“I’m really excited to show what my family’s been up to this past five years,” Grace Fisher said.
The documentary follows Fisher’s journey battling a rare disease that left her paralyzed to eventually becoming a triumphant composer.
“Gracie is such an inspiration, film director Lynn Montgomery said. “I’d really love to see the whole community come out and support this movie and support the film festival.”
One highlight includes a visit from Academy Award-winning composer of La La Land, Justin Hurwitz.
“It was a surprise to meet him, it was very special to see him in person,” Fisher said.
“There was this amazing session where they were worked together and he taught Grace certain things about his craft and we documented that and put it in the film,” producer Alessio Morello said.
Following a year’s worth of work, this film will make its debut at the Lobero Theater on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
“Beautiful historic theater to be able to see this movie which has some incredible music in it at the Lobero,” Montgomery said. “I guarantee you nobody will leave this film unchanged.”
Grace is optimistic that her documentary’s message will inspire others.
“With the help of community and family and passion, there’s hope,” Fisher concluded.
In addition to showing at the Lobero on Thursday, the film will also play at Fiesta 4 on Friday afternoon at 1:20 p.m. To learn more about this documentary, click here.