A lonely girl with a vivid imagination struggles to plant seeds of love after her narcissistic sweetheart breaks her heart. But a chance meeting with "angel-headed dorks" Hercules and Nothing enables her to overcome her heartbreak on a serendipitous summer day. Dear Lemon Lima thrives on the notion that life is a time to celebrate our common traits and differences and inspire kindness and equality in others.
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Dear Lemon Lima, is a short film about heartbreak that is inspired by my childhood diary which is a rainbow-studded, tragic and funny compilation of letters to my imaginary friend Lemon Lima. Each passage starts with a sweeping Dear Lemon Lima, and proceeds to recount all of the mundane and innocent concerns of an adolescent trapped in middle of nowhere, America. In flipping through the diary I was struck by the genuine amount of love, passion and sincerity communicated in each passage and the profound impact of my first heartbreak. My intention with the short is to question true heartbreak and spread the notion that true love also stems from friendships and camaraderie, and that every human connection deserves the love and compassion that a 13-year-old girl embraces the world with. Dear Lemon Lima, is a short inspired by my feature film Dear Lemon Lima, that is set in Fairbanks, Alaska around the World Eskimo Indian Olympics.