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Michael Burke mike@woodstockfilmfestival.com (845) 679-4265

Life of Pi Associate Producer and author Jean-Christophe Castelli presents a behind the scenes look at the making of the film in a special event, February 9 at Fiber Flame Studio

The long time confidante of director Ang Lee and author of "The Making of the Life of Pi" will be on hand to talk about the magic behind the four year journey to make this year's hit film.

(Woodstock, NY) January 24, 2013- Jean-Christophe Castelli, long time associate of director Ang Lee and author of "Making of the Life of Pi" will be on hand for a special talk and book signing event hosted by Pondicherry of Woodstock in collaboration with The Golden Notebook. The event will be held at Fiber Flame Studio in Saugerties on February 9 from 5:30-7:00pm and proceeds will benefit the Woodstock Film Festival.

Life of Pi, directed by Lee who spent time in Woodstock while shooting his previous film Taking Woodstock, has garnered 11 Academy Award nominations.

The film is Lee's most profitable film to date grossing nearly 500 million dollars worldwide, however it did not come easily as the book was long considered unfilmmable. The filmmaker spent nearly four years developing the story and planning how to film the monumental tale of a boy stranded on a boat with a tiger.

Jean-Christophe will give anecdotes and the back story of the making of Life of Pi as well as talk about the technical magic which went into making the film. Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased in advanced at www.woodstockfilmfestival.com. For more information contact the Woodstock Film Festival at 845.679.4265

An Ang Lee autographed copy of the book will also be auctioned off.

This special event is sponsored by Pondicherry of Woodstock, The Golden Notebook and Fiber Flame Studio.



About the Woodstock Film Festival:
Hailed by Indiewire as "A true American Maverick Among Fests" and praised by actor Ethan Hawke as "among the finest of a dying breed: a festival that isn't trying to sell you anything, but simply and beautifully celebrating the art & craft of filmmaking", the Woodstock Film Festival premiers exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presents A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative programming year-round.

The Woodstock Film Festival is a non-profit, 501 (C)(3) with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity.

The Woodstock Film Festival will celebrate its 14th Annual Festival October 2-6, 2013, with an extraordinary line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock and the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Kingston, Rosendale and Saugerties.


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