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Watch: ‘Life After Pi’ Fascinating but Depressing Documentary About the Broken System That Bankrupted Rhythm & Hues

26 February 2014 5:13 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Last year, the Oscar-winning visual effects studio behind Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, succumbed to millions in debt and filed for bankruptcy. Rhythm & Hues, received the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1995 for Babe, in 2008 for The Golden Compass, and in 2013 for Life of Pi, but that wasn’t enough to keep the studio together. The new documentary short film Life After Pi takes a look at the broken system that destroyed the company that brought to life the fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel. “We run this company for the people. To have hurt them so badly, it’s really the antithesis what we wanted to do,” says a regretful John Hughes, the company’s beloved founder, in one interview. The 30 minute self-funded documentary was made by R&H employees and is part of a larger documentary titled Hollywood Ending, that “delves into the larger, complex challenges »

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