An emotional journey through the memories of three residents at a rundown housing complex: a guilt-stricken father, his steely daughter, and her somber best friend from across the way.
Gerry Melendez has been a professional photographer, filmmaker and visual artist for over 26 years. Melendez was born in El Salvador and made his way to the U.S. after a civil war broke out in his country. He has won numerous accolades for his work and continues to pursue a passion for telling stories while raising a family in Columbia, South Carolina.
Sunlit is a personal project that explores how we deal with loss and how certain places can continue to provide comfort through memory. Having lost my father recently, I wanted this project to touch on those feelings of hopelessness that overcome us while trying to move on. The film was shot entirely on location in Columbia, South Carolina.