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Meet Rachel Fleischer of Fleischer Films in Los Angeles

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachel Fleischer.

Rachel, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I grew up in Los Angeles and went to film school because I always wanted to make moves. When I finished school, I moved to New York and worked in production for a year. I came back to Los Angeles to work on the film Sideways and decided to stay and make my own movie. For the next 5 years, I worked passionately on a story about the homeless people in Los Angeles. I spent all of my free time interviewing people and families who were experiencing homelessness and all of that footage because my first feature film called Without A Home.

Since that movie, I have been writing, directing and acting in my own films and the films of my friends and colleagues.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I don’t think there is such a thing as a smooth road. If there is, I have not experienced it. The obstacles and challenges that have come my way are blessings. I believe struggles teach and transform us if we are open to the lessons. Most obstacles I have faced are self made, they are reflections of my own doubt and negative thinking. But, because I have created them I also have the ability to change my thinking and transcend my own negative thoughts.

Please tell us about Fleischer Films.
I write, direct and produce films, television, commercials, music videos and PSA’s.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I don’t think I have any major regrets. I always wish I could travel more, but I am really grateful for all the places I have seen so far.

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