FEATURE NARRATIVE

In his 11th feature film, award-winning filmmaker Warren P. Sonoda (Trailer Park Boys, Coopers Camera, 5ive Girls) brings his most personal and daring film to date, THINGS I DO FOR MONEY. His desire to reconnect with his Japanese-Canadian roots, coupled with an idea to explore genre-mash ups, creates a crime/caper/classical-cello movie with a cultural twist. At the centre of this maelstrom are newcomers Theodor and Maximilian Aoki, who not only star in the film, but also compose and perform the entire original score together on their cellos – two things they’ve never done before.

THINGS I DO FOR MONEY is about Eli and Nick Yaguchi, two Japanese-Canadian cello-playing brothers from Hamilton, Ontario (played by real-life brothers Theodor and Maximilian) who inadvertently steal a bag of money - and all the woes that go along with it - from a lethal Vancouver hit man. Through a confluence of events and massive bad luck, they also have to save their father’s life, steal an $8 million dollar painting and fight for their lives to get into a prestigious music conservatory. Along the way they discover that everyone has a price and that family never bails on family, no matter the cost.

Director Warren P. Sonoda and Theodor and Maximilian Aoki will be in attendance for the film screening.
Warren P. Sonoda
Warren P. Sonoda, Gary Nolan
Avi Federgreen, Emily Andrews, Jennifer Pogue, Laura Nordin
2020
89 Minutes
Toronto, Canada
Watch the Trailer
1/26/20 6:00pm at Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA)
1/25/20 4:15pm at Acadiana Cinemas' St. Landry Cinema
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