“It was like a perfect storm of crap happening all at the same time,” says Rhythm & Hues president Lee Berger in the trailer for Rhythm & Hues: Life After Pi. The short documentary recounts the amazing sequence of events that occurred last spring when visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues declared banruptcy just before winning the Oscar for its work on Ang Lee’s The Life of Pi. The film was shot on location at the studio in the weeks following the bankruptcy. It will be released online on February 25.
According to the film’s website, this short is “only the first chapter of an upcoming feature-length documentary Hollywood Ending, that delves into the larger, complex challenges facing the US film industry and the many professionals working within it, whose fates and livelihood are intertwined.”