A standing ovation for this outstanding movie!

“A deceased Sicilian father, has one last outrageous mission in store for his son – spread his ashes in the lemon groves of Sicily, reunite two feuding families, discovering the heart and soul of who he really is.”

Road to the Lemon Grove is a heartwarming comedy about a deceased Sicilian father trying to negotiate his way into heaven – but the only way in is to first go back and repair his relationship with his reluctant son, get him to reunite their feuding family and help all find love in places they never imagined. From contemptuous family battles to joyous reconnections with our cultural and linguistic past, we experience the soul of Siciliy in the journey of a lifetime.

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 humorous yet touching look at the loss of culture and identity that can only be rekindled by reconnecting with the heart of who we are.

The Cast:

Burt Young – as Zio Vincenzo

Rocky, Chinatown, Once Upon a Time In America, The Pope of Greenwich Village. Beloved academy award nominated actor.

 

 

 

 

Nick Mancuso – as Guido Pescari

Ticket to Heaven, Under Siege, Rapid Fire. After hundreds of dramatic roles this is Nick’s first comedic role. Counter-casting of Nick turned into a brilliant, must-see performance.

 

 

 

Charly Chiarelli – as Calogero & Antonio 

Comedic writer, masterful storyteller & performer of the one-man hit plays: Cu’fu, Mangia Cake & Brutia Figura. Hailed as the Sicilian.

 

 

Rossella Brescia – as Maria Miosogno

Italian TV superstar, model, and Italy’s Prima Ballerina…all in one beautiful powerhouse. Her popularity far exceeded all expectations – she was literally mobbed at every location in Italy.

 

 

 

Loreena McKennitt – As “The Voice of God”

Gold, Platinum and multi-platinum international recording artist. With an inexhaustible global following singing praises for her voice of gold, who better to play ‘The voice of God?!”

 

 

Tomaso Sanelli – as young Calogero

Cicada 3301, Titans, Suits. Rising young star, currently being courted by A-list producers and directors throughout the industry.

 

 

 

Here are some exclusive BEHIND THE SCENES pictures from set: