Cherry Lemonade follows a young girl learning how to hold her own in a world that contains tough (and sometimes violent) men, even when those men present themselves as her protectors.
The film, based on Ford’s childhood experiences in Dayton, OH, was produced in collaboration with Los Angeles-based non-profit Women in Media. The film explores themes of empowerment and resilience as the young protagonist learns to navigate her own path, defying societal expectations, and asserting her independence in a world where she encounters violent men disguised as her protectors. Featuring exceptional performances by Eris Baker from NBC’s hit series “This Is Us” and Skylan Brooks from Netflix’s “The Get Down” and CBS’ “Empire,” the film has already garnered acclaim and multiple awards at Academy Award and BAFTA qualifying film festivals. “Cherry Lemonade” was created as part of the Women in Media CAMERAderie Initiative, with a highly diverse crew, including over 90% women, women-identifying, and gender non-conforming filmmakers, as well as over 80% BIPOC.