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Musivision Films


Musivision Films is an artist driven, full service film and music production company located in Montreal  Canada.

Founded in 2006 by Laurie Gordon, president of Musivision is a boutique production house working with icons of the animation world; animator Oscar nominee Ryan Larkin and Oscar winner Co Hoedeman and  three time Oscar nominee cult film Heavy Metal director Gerald Potterton. Laurie is also the director of  The Montreal International Animation Film Festival (MIAFF) sometimes referred to as Animaze.

Musivision produced documentary film  Ryan’s Renaissance (available in French and English versions) began production with partner CTV BelllMedia and broadcast on Bravo. MusiVision is currently in development with animation and feature films, including I Spy My Father about Laurie enigmatic father and a feature documentary film on animation director London born Gerald Potterton his short film High Flight.

Please email laurie [at] musivision  [dot]  ca OR musivisionfilms [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

Musivision is working on brand new film projects for 2018. Watch this space



Spare Change - animation short / director Ryan Larkin

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Spare Change - short animation short by Ryan Larkin
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October, 2009
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Spare Change was conceived and written by animator Ryan Larkin nominated for an Oscar in psychedelic 1969 for his short animation film Walking. His competitor? Walt Disney - now ain't that squeaky clean? Ryan's life would unravel into anything and everything but clean or squeaky ultimately leading his sensitive artistic spirit into a downward spiral of drugs, decay and homelessness. 

Spare Change is a film that nearly didn't happen. By the grace of intuition and serendipity add some childlike playfulness and the result is Ryan's first film in 35 years and Laurie Gordon's accidental fall into film production starting out as an idea for a music video for her band! Spare Change chronicles Ryan's life on the street as his alter ego Astral Pan who refuses to succumb to the taunts and bullying of an unforgiving street gang.

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Ryan Larkin, Laurie Gordon
Musivision Films - National Film Board of Canada
About the Producer: 
<p><span>Laurie launched her career in film becoming the &quot;accidental&quot; film producer while working with the late animator Oscar nominee Ryan Larkin - subject of the Oscar winning film &quot;Ryan.&quot; With Ryan&#39;s vote of confidence - despite his tattered jeans and panhandling - Ryan understood the film business... Laurie discovered a hidden herself. Making the impossible dream a reality -The result was &quot;Spare Change&quot; Ryan&#39;s first film in 35 years after life on the periphery. The rest is her story. Laurie began her career as a singer musician and ventured into film through this creative process. It was a natural segue... She says&quot; The best part is working with amazing directors and animators, and artists is that I learn from people who have worked directly with greats such as Norman McLaren, Buster Keaton, Harold Pinter...I find this extraordinary&quot;</span></p>
Ryan Larkin
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Laurie Gordon, K. Halatchev
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Ryan Larkin
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Ryan Larkin
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Laurie Gordon
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<p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <span>This animation short by Ryan Larkin (</span><em><strong>Walking</strong></em><span>,&nbsp;</span><em><strong>Street Musique</strong></em><span>, etc.) recounts some &ldquo;comical experiences&rdquo; 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.&nbsp;</span><em><strong>Spare Change</strong></em><span>was completed by a friend, producer and singer-songwriter Laurie Gordon, assisted by a team of young, devoted animators.&nbsp;</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div>
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