Spare Change

Animation film Spare Change, Ryan Larkin
Spare Change Image of Ryan Larkin floating

Spare Change. Short Animation. 7:03 Completed. 2009, Dir. Ryan Larkin, Laurie Gordon

Spare Change animation, Ryan Larkin drawing Heaven and Hell
Image drawn by Ryan Larkin - 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  Chiwawa, featuring “Do It For Me.”

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