Jean-Christophe Castelli

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE CASTELLI worked as a magazine editor and freelance writer, publishing articles in Vanity Fair, Esquire, and Filmmaker before moving into film. For seven years, he was the story editor at the independent production company Good Machine. There he developed many film projects and began a long working relationship with Ang Lee, first with the cultural research on The Ice Storm (1997), followed by the story development of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). Leaving the film world for a few years to pursue his own writing projects, Castelli has continued to do development and research for Lee, most recently as associate producer on Life of Pi (2012). He lives in New York City with his wife and twin sons.


  • The Making of Life of Pi: A Film, A Journey

    30 Oct 2012

    Part scrapbook, part travelogue, part production archive, this graphic, diversely illustrated volume is a collection of initial inspirations, intimate interviews, …