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.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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Chris Landreth
Steven Hoban
Marcy Page
Mark Smith
executive producer
Jed DeCory
Karyn Nolan
Noah Segal
David Verrall
Fergus Marsh
Michael White
interview voice
Ryan Larkin
Chris Landreth
Felicity Fanjoy
Derek Lamb
Robb Denovan
Sebastian Kapijimpanga
Paul Kohut
Jeff Panko
character design
Chris Landreth
set design
Helen Zotalis Van Emmerik
Paul Cieniuch
Ian MacLeod
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


  • 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

    “brilliant!!” — 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

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