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How does a beggar see those people who he asks for spare change every day, and how do they treat him? Based on Ryan Larkin's own experiences in the streets.


Ryan Larkin, Laurie Gordon (co-director)


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Cast overview:
Ryan Larkin ... Astral Pan (voice)
Krassy Halatchev Krassy Halatchev ... Astral Pan's Friend (voice)
Laurie Gordon Laurie Gordon ... Bratty Kid (voice)


A Montreal panhandler, Astral Pan, formerly known as Ryan, recounts the events of that wintry overcast day which changed his life forever. From the city's bustling grey pavements to the great unknown, brace yourselves for an unprecedented and vivid astral projection to the celestial gates of Heaven, the bottomless chasms of Hell and back to Mother Earth's warm embrace. Written by Nick Riganas

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Animation | Short





Release Date:

9 October 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Ryan Larkin's first directing role for an animated short film in 36 years. It was also his last role as a director as he passed away a year before this short was released in public. See more »


Astral Pan's Friend: Can you lend me five bucks?
Astral Pan: No, no, no way! Listen. I'm a bum, you're a bum and I don't think it's ethical for a bum to bum from a bum. What you are doing is called a mugging!
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