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This Oscar®-winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Ryan is living every artist's worst nightmare - succumbing to addiction, panhandling on the streets to make ends meet. Through computer-generated characters, Landreth interviews his friend to shed light on his downward spiral. Some strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • director
    Chris Landreth
  • producer
    Steven Hoban
    Marcy Page
    Mark Smith
  • executive producer
    Jed DeCory
    Karyn Nolan
    Noah Segal
    David Verrall
  • composer
    Fergus Marsh
    Michael White
  • interview voice
    Ryan Larkin
    Chris Landreth
    Felicity Fanjoy
    Derek Lamb
  • animator
    Robb Denovan
    Sebastian Kapijimpanga
    Paul Kohut
    Jeff Panko
  • character design
    Chris Landreth
  • set design
    Helen Zotalis Van Emmerik
    Paul Cieniuch
    Ian MacLeod
  • editor
    Allan Code
  • sound supervisor
    David McCallum
  • re-recording mixer
    Lou Solakofski
  • sound effects editor
    Jane Tattersall
    Garrett Kerr
    David Rose
    Rod Deogrades
  • foley artist
    Steve Hammond

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  • Katbee

    Human exploitation using fantastic animation. Left myself and others with a sour taste at the way Ryan was portrayed.

    Katbee, 17 Jan 2017
  • rocoghi

    Excellent masterpiece!

    rocoghi, 8 Jan 2016
  • Drivetime

    Sad. But great animation, and very touching. Praise to the filmmakers for putting his story out there and to Ryan for trying to turn it around in the end.

    Drivetime, 16 Jan 2014
  • JoolsPirog

    I can relate heavily due to addiction to pain killer and tranquilisers, past use of cocaine and having lived in Germany without work or shelter but only for a week. I have broken down and this short film has it all, I wish it were longer. I hear he died, sad but I also lost 2 Brothers to Heroin and crack related organ failure. Truly fantastic

    JoolsPirog, 27 Mar 2013
  • onewhowaits


    onewhowaits, 20 Aug 2012
  • TRaphael

    This is a masterpiece

    TRaphael, 22 Jun 2012
  • pwinslow

    Heartbreaking, haunting, tragic, but also redemptive. This film honors Ryan, in all that he is. You gotta love friendship.

    pwinslow, 1 Jun 2012
  • Kinslayer19

    beautiful film about art fear and addiction

    Kinslayer19, 26 Mar 2012
  • mjolnir

    Une des plus émouvantes tragédies humaines qu'il m'est été donné de voir. L. Miller

    mjolnir, 1 Apr 2010