The medieval adventure film ‘Seventh Son’ starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore is out in the theatres. It was no easy path to get there. In February 2013, Universal and Fox gave Rhythm & Hues, the visual effects house, $17 million in loans to finish their work on the film. The company had filed bankruptcy the week before. At the time, 250 people were laid off from Rhythm & Hues; 56 stayed on to complete Seventh Son.
Eleven days after filing for bankruptcy, Rhythm & Hues won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards for its work on “Life of Pi.” Below is LIFE AFTER PI, a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues. The film explores rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community and the Film Industry as a whole.