When life gives you lemons….

When life gives you lemons….

When life gives you lemons….

“Road to the Lemon Grove”

Starring Burt Young (Rocky), Nick Mancuso (Ticket to Heaven), Rossella Brescia (Italian TV star and Italy's Prima Ballerina), Charly Chiarelli (Sicilian "Spalding Grey"), Loreena McKennitt (Multi-Platinum Recording Artist) and Tomaso Sanelli (Titans). The film is a humourous yet touching look at the loss of culture and identity that can only be rekindled by reconnecting with the heart of who we are.

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“My Big Fat Italian Funeral.”

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Beloved academy award nominated actor.

as Zio Vincenzo

BURT YOUNG

Genie Award Winner, Ticket to Heaven, Under Seige, Rapid Fire

as Guido Pescari

NICK MANCUSO

Italian TV superstar, model and Italy’s Prima Ballerina.

as Maria Miosogno

ROSSELLA BRESCIA

as Antonio and Calogero

(father and son)

Comedic writer, masterful storyteller. Hailed as the Sicilian Spalding Grey.

CHARLY CHIARELLI

as young Calogero

Rising young star, currently being courted by A-List producers and directors through the industry.

TOMASO SANELLI

as the Voice of God

Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum international recording artist.

LOREENA MCKENNITT

The Team


Director – Dale Hildebrand – known for films such as T O in 2 4, Hyena Road and The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, Dale is credited with over 40 international film festival wins and nominations - ranging from best picture, best director, best cinematographer, and three Gemini nominations and a Gemini win.


Director of Photography – Johnny Askwith V-Wars, Star Trek, Designated Survivor. Johnny, an in-the-trenches, make-thing-happen kind of guy, no matter the budget or magnitude. Johnny’s creativity resonates with rich imagery that entices the imagination.


Writers – Dale Hildebrand & Charly Chiarelli – Together they examine the fascinating true stories of the immigrant experience, while paralleling today’s cultural volatility, taking us on a hilarious yet heartfelt journey.


Musicians – Scored by Claudio Vena, featuring Dominic Mancuso, Rita Chiarelli, Roberto Bolelli, Fabio Tricomi & Raffaele Schiavo – These multi Juno and Gemini award winning musicians from Canada and Sicily collaborated to make one of the most powerful soundtracks of Italian-influenced music – ranging from mystical 12th century chants, 8th century Islamic-Sicilian infused folk songs, to the 20th century spaghetti-western colourings of Ennio Morricone. Together, they create a soundscape through time, painting a vivid collage of storied history.


Special Effects Makeup – Charles Porlier – Emmy Award Winning makeup artist and one of the top special effects makeup artists in the world, joined the team in between doing the makeup on Steven Spielberg’s BFG and Albert Hughes’ Alpha. Together with prosthetics sculptor Michael Nickiforek (The Revenant), Charles aged our lead actor with a 5 1⁄2 hour prosthetics session each day before filming began. With over 250 FX shots, Charles delivered nothing short of perfection.

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