When Life Gives You Lemons


Quick stats about the movie

Calvin Adams attempts to outwit some neighborhood kids in a battle to sell the most lemonade.

A heart-warming tale about recaptured youth and the vital lesson of selling the best product you can. For Calvin, it’s all about using real lemons.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Lee Chambers
Writer: Christina Sharpe
Producer: Jeremy Landon

Director’s statement

Lee Chambers says:

As a film professor from Confederation College in Thunder Bay,  I teamed up with my students, LA-based character actor Basil Hoffman and legendary Roger Corman to make When Life Gives You Lemons as part of my award-winning Make It Short Film Project series that has been running since 2005.

About Lee Chambers

Lee Chambers

Born and raised in Canada, Lee holds a post-graduate diploma in Film Production from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK.

He returned to Canada in 2004 after spending ten years working professionally in London and LA on film and television productions for the BBC and Miramax.

His short films have been screened at top festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, with critical acclaim from Empire and Total Film magazine.

Along with his teaching duties at Confederation College and workshop presentations at festivals around the world, Lee has also been running the Make It Short Film Project since 2005. The community event has raised thousands of dollars for charities and exposed hundreds of people to what it’s like to work on a movie.

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