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Ryan

Director  : Chris Landreth

Starring  : Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy, Derek Lamb

Music  :Fergus Marsh, Michael White

Editing  : Alan Code

Distributor  : Rhino

Released  : 2004

Runtime  : 14 min.

Ryan is an Oscar-winning animated documentary about the influential Canadian animator Ryan Larkin who lived on skid row in Montreal following years of drug and alcohol abuse. Ryan Larkin has recently joined with Laurie Gordon of musical band Chiwawa (Band) to produce a new animated film tentatively titled Spare Change (film).

Co-produced by Copper Heart Entertainment and the National Film Board of Canada, Ryan is an animated interpretation of an actual interview with Larkin, conducted by the film's director, Chris Landreth. Excerpts from Ryan also appear in the NFB co-produced documentary Alter Egos, directed by Laurence Green.

Ryan won the 2004 Academy Award for Best Animated Short, and the 25th Genie Award for Best Animated Short. The film was also very well received at the Cannes, Venice, Sundance and Toronto film festivals.

Director Landreth was also nominated for an Academy Award in 1995 for the end.

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