Oscar-winning animation from Chris Landreth, based on an interview with influential animator Ryan Larkin, who spent his later years on the streets following years of drug and alcohol abuse.
Ryan Larkin and Chris Landreth are Alter Egos. Ryan is living every artist’s worst nightmare: losing his ability to create and to provide for himself. He panhandles on the street to make ends meet. But more than 30 years ago, he was among the world’s most celebrated animators and an Oscar nominee. Chris, a rising star in animation, is on the opposite trajectory in his career and beginning to experience the kind of adulation Ryan saw decades earlier. In this poignant study of artists, addiction and creativity, director Laurence Green explores these renowned filmmakers and the reasons for their divergent paths
See more and a clip from the film H E R E.
Ryan Larkin has sadly passed away in the time since Alter Egos was completed.
Ryan’s official website.