Spare Change

This animation short by Ryan Larkin (Walking, Street Musique, etc.) recounts some “comical experiences” Larkin had during his many years as a panhandler in Montreal. It tells the story of Astral Pan, a street beggar (voiced by Larkin himself), who takes us on a wild journey from the sidewalks of a wintry Montreal day, to the gates of Heaven and Hell and back. The great filmmaker passed away before finishing his film. Spare Change was completed by a friend, producer and singer-songwriter Laurie Gordon, assisted by a team of young, devoted animators.

Original music by Laurie Gordon's band Chiwawa, featuring the single "Do It For Me."

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Comments

  • Felipe_Carrelli

    “the true artist can draw from their daily lives, no matter how ordinary it is, his art. ” — Felipe_Carrelli, 13 Dec 2011

  • tsitra

    “great creative work and kudos to Laurie Gordon who never stop believing in Ryan. Quite the friend!” — tsitra, 24 Jul 2011

  • RussP

    “He really was a genius.” — RussP, 3 Nov 2010

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Film Credits

writer
Ryan Larkin
initial direction
Ryan Larkin
design
Ryan Larkin
animation
Ryan Larkin
co-director
Laurie Gordon
music
Chiwawa
sound design
Chiwawa
producer
Laurie Gordon
Marcy Page
voice
Ryan Larkin
Krassy Halatchev
Laurie Gordon
recording
Satellite Records Canada
re-recording
Geoffrey Mitchell
live-action cinematography
Ryan Larkin

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