Lisa Elin and Vestige director Aaron Bradbury have been talking since November 2016, six months after Lisa’s Norwegian husband, Erik Craighead, passed away at 40. Aaron and Lisa were introduced by Jill Basmajian from Kaleidoscope, none knowing what exploring her stunning, tragic memories and loss would bring.
Vestige is Lisa’s real memories of Erik, relayed with the passionate love only a cosmic soul mate can: their first meeting after 9/11 in NYC, intimate moments, live’s deeply lived. Erik’s life affected a global community, and his death set into motion unexpected connections, enlightenment, and energy. It has taken Lisa to the depths of hell and back. Through sheer force of will to live, she creates hope for anyone affected by loss or transition.
Born in Manhattan, Lisa grew up with a single mother after her father also died at 40 from a heart attack. After thirteen years living and working in New York City, in 2010 she moved her life to Los Angeles to share it with Erik. She is a creative director & writer in advertising, magazines, and branding for 20+ years between the coasts.
Lisa’s experience making Vestige is incredibly meaningful to her journey of moving through grief, and sharing her message of finding profound beauty and transformation in our darkest moments.
Academy award winning actress Marion Cotillard dubbed Lisa’s voice for the French version of Vestige. It is is currently playing at the Galerie Cinema in Le Marais in Paris. http://galerie-cinema.com
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