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In the wake of their Sicilian grandmother’s passing, cousins Lou, Miles, and Hunter embark on a nostalgic journey to recreate her cherished lemonade recipe. However, as they grapple with their personal ambitions and uncertain futures, their bond is tested as they are forced to confront their individual paths in life.



Watch ‘Lemons Behind the Scenes’

Project Paradiso 2023 Film

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Project Paradiso is a prestige project from Young Film Academy (YFA), offering a select group of YFA’s most promising students (aged 16-20) the chance to create a stunning short film in a cinematic location in Sicily, Italy.

YFA launched a successful crowd-funding campaign, in which each participant was responsible for raising a proportion of the budget.

Guided by YFA staff, talented writing students crafted a compelling script for the actors and filmmakers to bring to life.

In February 2023, the filmmaking and acting students joined YFA staff in Sicily to shoot ‘Lemons’, against the majestic backdrop of Mount Etna.

After shooting wrapped, the film was edited and post-produced to the highest industry standards.



An exclusive cast and crew screening was held in London, in June 2023.

‘Lemons’ is currently being submitted to festivals internationally. The Italian premiere took place at the Ortigia Film Festival in July 2023.

Lemons has been accepted into/won awards at the following film festivals:



We are grateful to our Bronze Level Corporate Sponsors for their support in making the dream of Project Paradiso a reality!