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Aint About the Money

Ain’t About the Money is a documentary celebrating the blues and it’s origins. Big Dave McLean and his associates take us into blues territory, capturing the passion in conversation and song. The film takes a look at the blues scene through the artists that live it and gives the audience a unique and personal perspective on the world of blues.

  • Charles Konowal
    Visiting Day, Chasing a Song, This is a Riot
  • Charles Konowal
  • Cam Bennett
  • Charles Konowal
  • Big Dave McLean
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 23 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
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    Canada, United States
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  • Saskatoon Blues Festival
    Saskatoon, Sask. Canada
    February 22, 2015
    Canadian Premiere
Director Biography - Charles Konowal

Charles Konowal began his filmmaking career with the award winning animation production SCHIZOPHRENIC SUPERMAN in the mid 70’s and has been working as a cinematographer, director and producer on numerous award winning films for the National Film Board of Canada like the off beat documentary THE DEFENDER, the feature length documentary FAT CHANCE, which won a Peabody Award and GLIMMER OF HOPE, a one hour documentary on restorative justice. He has also worked with the IMAX Corporation as producer of the first Imax Magic Carpet production, FLOWERS IN THE SKY for the Osaka, Japan 1990 Garden and Greenery Expo.

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Director Statement

I started working on documentaries on the music scene a few years ago and as each film reaches completion, I can't wait for the next one to start. The musicians passion for the music is infectious.