A cinematic portrait of people walking in their individual ways. —IMDb
Once described as “the Frank Zappa or George Harrison of animation films,” Ryan Larkin is a gifted animator with a unique style whose tragic life trajectory has become well know due to the incredible success of Ryan (2004), Chris Landreth’s highly acclaimed, Academy Award®-winning mix of animation and documentary that delves into Larkin’s personal experiences with animation and addiction.
A talented painter and sculptor, Larkin was making oil paintings by the age of ten and at thirteen was accepted into Montreal’s prestigious School of Fine Arts, where his teacher was Group of Seven painter Arthur Lismer. Tragedy befell young Ryan when, at the age of fifteen, he watched helplessly as his older brother drowned in a boating accident – a traumatic experience that would haunt him throughout his life. Though he began drinking as a child, he still excelled at his schoolwork and at nineteen began working at the National Film Board as an animator on educational films for the army and… read more
Ryan Larkin's animated short, which became inspirational to young animated filmmakers and artists. In this film, Larkin uses still-life and abstract figures in a hyper-realistic value as they move. It reflects the pop culture of the late 1960's. Such a brilliant use of colors. His hues and detail are incredible. The images are hand-drawn, no use of motion capture was provided.