Sunlight Over Water

High-schooler Merit discovers his sexuality through a tumultuous relationship with his friend Julien.

Creative team

Writer/director: Jesse Gotfrit
Producers: Sean Brennan, Ethan Lammie

About Jesse Gotfrit

Jesse Gotfrit

Jesse Gotfrit is a 23-year-old musician, filmmaker and writer, currently operating in Montreal.

Previously he spent four years at Simon Fraser University doing English literature and film productions.

Originally from Vancouver, he has done a lot of journalistic work regarding the housing, arts and culture crisis undergone by the city in recent years.

As a storyteller, in music and film, his subject matter thus far has focused on destabilization, emotional and otherwise, which many adolescents and young adults experience, whether from their sexuality, income status or mental health, etc.

He is now a film studies major at Concordia University in Montreal where he hopes to expand his engagement and understanding as a student and as an emerging artist.

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