Ryan: Animated Short by Chris Landreth

(Thank you, Drawn!) Friends, I've just seen something, and you should see it too. Do you know the feeling that rises, when you're reading or watching or hearing something, and your sense of time slows, your muscles fill with cooling gel, and you think, "Oh my God, this is important"? I watched this film and sort of felt my world turn a corner. Still from the short film 'Ryan' by Chris Landreth

Still from Ryan, an animated film by Chris Landreth.

Not only does Landreth use his medium for purposeful and poetic storytelling, but he portrays strikingly accurate visual representations of love and addiction. Watch the film online at the YouTube Screening Room.

Read more about the film here. Read more about Ryan Larkin here.