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Melissa Lee At The Sundance Creative Producing Lab

2 August 2011 8:15 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

The Sundance Creative Producing Lab just wrapped, and here, with an account of her days there, is producer Melissa Lee (Dear Lemon Lima, Circumstance).

Last week I had the honor of being one of six Fellows at the Sundance Institute Creative Producing Lab. Over the course of five days, the intimate group of Fellows and Advisors – about 15 in all — dissected, scrutinized, and re-energized not only the five projects selected for the Lab, but also each of the Fellows behind them. I’d heard the experience compared to rehab, group therapy, and King Arthur’s Court. It turned out to be a bit of all three.

I almost didn’t apply to the Lab this year. After two consecutive rejections, I wasn’t sure my bruised pride was up for a third. ut the same pride also told me that was a pathetic excuse. Now, I’m really glad I listened. »

- Scott Macaulay

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New Release: Dear Lemon Lima DVD

12 July 2011 3:59 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Phase 4 Films will release the 2009 film Dear Lemon Lima, a family-friendly teen comedy set in Alaska, on DVD on August 2 for the list price of $29.99.

Savanah Wiltfong gets the heave-ho from boyfriend Shayne Topp in Dear Lemon Lima.

Teenager Vanessa (debuting actor Savanah Wiltfong) gets a serious dose of reality when her boyfriend Philip (Shayne Topp, TV’s So Random) ends their relationship…again. Quirky young Vanessa enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse when she’s essentially downgraded to the level of social outcast. But things begin to look up when Vanessa is declared a captain for the school’s survival competition and she assembles a team of like-minded misfits to prove they deserve to compete. Maybe a victory will be just the right thing for Vanessa to win her love’s heart again…if that’s what she still wants! »

- Laurence

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Exclusive: Dear Lemon Lima Clip

24 June 2011 3:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Suzi Yoonessi directs the coming-of-age comedy Dear Lemon Lima, which follows the exploits of a young girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to a new school after being dumped, only to become a social outcast. The Dear Lemon Lima DVD arrives August 2nd, and we have an exclusive clip from the movie featuring co-star Melissa Leo, which you can check out below.

Click to watch Exclusive: Dinner Table!

Vanessa (Savanah Wiltfong ) gets a dose of reality when Philip (Shayne Topp), her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim Phillip's affection. Luckily, when Vanessa is declared a captain for the school's Snowstorm Survivor competition she assembles a team of likeminded misfits to prove they deserve to compete and hopefully win her love's heart again.

Special Features: »

- MovieWeb

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Dear Lemon Lima Review

5 March 2011 9:26 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Vanessa Lemor (Savanah Wiltfong) is your typical not-so-typical teenager, going through life overly focused on a boy, Philip. In a relationship (of some sort), Vanessa is surprised when Philip suddenly breaks things off, and it quickly becomes difficult to decide which of them has a bigger Philip infatuation.

In her effort to reconnect with (stalk) Philip, Vanessa decides to transfer to his private school, and because of her half-Eskimo heritage, she manages a scholarship. Of course, things do not work out quite according to plan, and Vanessa finds herself instantly on the bottom of the social ladder. She has to find a way to claw her way up if she wants Philip to pay attention to her, but she soon begins to wonder if she wants Philip, or wants out of her popularity exile.

That's the short version of Dear Lemon Lima, a spin on the classic coming-of-age formula that »

- Marc Eastman

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Dear Lemon Lima: An Interview With Suzi Yoonessi

24 February 2011 1:30 PM, PST | Film Independent | See recent Film Independent news »

Writer/director Suzi Yoonessi discusses her film Dear Lemon Lima, with Film Independent

 

The story of an awkward teenager trying to win back her true love, Dear Lemon Lima, is the heart-warming debut feature by writer/director Suzi Yoonessi. Developed in Film Independent's Screenwriters, Directors, and Producers Labs, Dear Lemon Lima, has come a long way since it's inception in the pages of Yoonessi's own childhood diary.  The film made it's world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it took home the Audience Award for Outstanding Performance.  It has since gone on to win awards at numerous other festivals both national and international.

 By Josh Welsh

 

 

First off, congratulations on your theatrical release.  The film comes out on March 4, both theatrically and VOD, what cities will you be in?

Thanks. It will be released in La starting March 4th and in NY one week later - March 11th. »

- maint

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Dear Lemon Lima: An Interview with Suzi Yoonessi

23 February 2011 7:53 PM, PST | Film Independent | See recent Film Independent news »

The story of an awkward teenager trying to win back her true love, Dear Lemon Lima, is the heart-warming debut feature by writer/director Suzi Yoonessi. Developed in Film Independent’s Screenwriters, Directors, and Producers Labs, Dear Lemon Lima, has come a long way since it’s inception in the pages of Yoonessi’s own childhood diary. The film made it’s world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it took home the Audience Award for Outstanding Performance. It has since gone on to win awards at numerous other festivals both national and international.

By Josh Welsh

First off, congratulations on your theatrical release. The film comes out on March 4, both theatrically and VOD, what cities will you be in?

Thanks. It will be released in La starting March 4th and in NY one week later – March 11th. We’re excited because we’ll be playing at the »

- Film Independent

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‘Dear Lemon Lima’ Trailer Reveals a Quirky Tween Underdog Tale

21 February 2011 2:58 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Writer/director Suzi Yoonessi makes her directorial debut with Dear Lemon Lima, a candy-colored comedy expanded from her award-winning short of the same name. This girl-centered coming-of-age story is aimed at the gawky girl inside all of us, and you can check out the trailer now courtesy of Film Filia:

Synopsis:

Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim Phillip’s affection. Luckily, when Vanessa is declared a captain for the school’s Snowstorm Survivor competition, she assembles a team of like-minded misfits to prove they deserve to compete and hopefully win her love’s heart again.

Dear Lemon Lima will open in limited theatrical release and on VOD on March 4, 2011.

Find out more at the film’s site. »

- Kristy Puchko

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This Week In Trailers: Queen To Play (Joueuse), The Resident, The Return of Uncle Benon, Without

18 February 2011 6:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? The Return of Uncle Benon Trailer Clear your schedules, clear your mind, and prepare to be unwillingly beaten into aural submission by the trailer for this film. »

- Christopher Stipp

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‘Dear Lemon Lima’ Trailer

13 February 2011 5:06 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Despite the fact that it's been picking up festival awards and the occasional glowing review for over a year now, there hasn't been much hype surrounding Dear Lemon Lima. This is the first feature-length production by writer/director Suzi Yoonessi (producer, Me and You and Everyone We Know), as well as the cinematic debut of star Savanah Wiltfong. The film follows Wiltfong's Vanessa as she enters something called the Snowstorn Survivor Competition in order to win back the affections of her popular, pretentious ex (Shayne Topp). (Why snowstorms? You wouldn't know it from the trailer, but the film is set in Fairbanks, Alaska.) Watch the trailer after the jump. Here is the trailer from FilmSchoolRejects [2]: "Juno meets Napoleon Dynamite," indeed. I found myself thinking of those films even before the trailer called itself out for drawing such obvious comparisons to them. It's all there-- the offbeat sensibility, the underdog theme, »

- Angie Han

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‘Dear Lemon Lima’ Trailer Melts Hearts and Ice Cream Cones

11 February 2011 9:13 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The review quote missing from the Dear Lemon Lima trailer is Rob Hunter saying, “What an oddly beautiful and bittersweet little film this is…” In his review, he describes exactly why he fell in love with the movie, but since a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s 2,208,000 words (at 24 frames per second) on why you should love it. The movie tells the story of a young girl whose boyfriend calls it quits, and she decides that winning the Snowstorm Survivor Competition is the way back into his arms and affections. The sweet and sour and funny and strange are all there. Just like growing up. Check out the trailer for yourself: This trailer hooks from the beginning. While the Juno and Napoleon Dynamite comparisons might be spot-on, the trailer doesn’t make the movie seem nearly as annoying as either of those movies. Plus, the heart-pooping cartoon rabbit seals the deal. Dear Lemon Lima »

- Cole Abaius

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Dear Lemon Lima Trailer

10 February 2011 5:40 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Check out this new trailer for the upcoming family comedy Dear Lemon Lima, just released by Phase 4 Films.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day Dear Lemon Lima takes us on one girl’s journey through first love, first heartbreak and great friendships that pick her back up.

Synopsis: Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim Phillip’s affection. Luckily, when Vanessa is declared a captain for the school’s Snowstorm Survivor competition, she assembles a team of likeminded misfits to prove they deserve to compete and hopefully win her love’s heart again.

Dear Lemon Lima features a quirky ensemble cast including Meaghan Jette Martin (Mean Girls 2, Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2), Vanessa Marano (Gilmore Girls, »

- Allan Ford

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