The Elevator Dance (For Elisa) Remix


“The Elevator Dance (For Elisa) Remix” is a re-enactment and a radical reinterpretation of the infamous Elisa Lam elevator surveillance video.

On February 13, 2013, the Los Angeles Police Department released surveillance footage of a missing young woman. The footage showed Elisa Lam in a hotel elevator behaving strangely. This was her last known sighting. It was an instant internet sensation and was seen by 3 million people in China alone. The unsettling video prompted one person to write, “I’m so scared, I’m shaking. I’m numb.”

Her body was found on February 19, and the circumstances surrounding her death are still shrouded in mystery.

Rather than trying to solve the mystery of her death, this film is meant to be a celebration of her life. Her unusual moves have been reimagined into a dance where her spirit is set free.

 


 

For over 20 years, Jessica Sison has worked in the entertainment field as a producer, editor, director, camera operator, and post-production consultant.

Her film work has screened in film festivals all over the world, including Tribeca, Hawaii International, and EDINDOCS; and her broadcast work has been shown on Showtime, PBS, and The Filipino Channel.

In 2008, she made her documentary directorial debut with the award winning short “My Mother Said (Kuna Ni Nanang),” a film about her then 99-year-old grandmother confronting her own mortality.

Jessica is passionate about documentaries and films based on true stories; and she continues to collaborate with other producers and directors including Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Kim Komenich on “Revolution Revisited,” a documentary about the Philippines’ 1986 People Power Revolution and its aftermath.

 

 

Director:

Jessica SIson

Producer:

G. Allen Johnson

Year Released:

2023

Country:

U.S.A.

Length:

00:5:55

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