Two Japanese-Canadian cello-playing brothers 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.

Well, we are proud to announce a ONE NIGHT ONLY screening of THINGS I DO FOR MONEY at the STARLITE DRIVE IN in Stoney Creek (just outside Hamilton, Ontario) on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 – Double Bill with “Turbo Kid”
8:15pm Gates Open (TIDFM Screening Starts at 9:45pm!) – Rated 14A
Starlite Drive-In in Hamilton
59 Green Mountain Rd E, Stoney Creek ON L8J 2V5


Per Car:
1 Adult $13
2 Adults $26
Family $31 (2 Adults, 1-3 Kids)
3-4 Adults $38

STARLITE DRIVE-IN NOTES: This is a Special Double Bill! ”Things I Do For Money” screens at 9:45pm, and “Turbo Kid” screens immediately after at 12 midnight. You don’t have to stay for both features (but are welcomed to!). Admission is on a PER CAR basis. Adults are 13 and over at the Starlite, Kids are 12 and under. 5 and under are free. TIDFM is classified 14A (children may attend with an adult).

Please read all the Covid-19 instructions on their WEBSITE:

If you don’t want to run your car’s radio throughout the screening, bring a battery-operated transistor radio (tune into FM 107.5). If you do run your car’s radio, please park with your emergency break on so it shuts off your running lights. Although you are not allowed to leave your car under Covid-19 rules (unless for the washroom or concessions – in which case PLEASE WEAR A MASK!), for hatch-backs, you can park backwards, and watch from your open hatch if you wish. RAIN or SHINE 🙂

This will be a fun night!

Finally, we received our first INTERNATIONAL AWARD NOMINATION – for Best Feature Film at the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in the UK (a BAFTA-qualifying fest). Alongside the Special Jury Prize for Narrative Feature at Cinema On The Bayou, Lafayette Louisiana and a Special Jury Prize for Music at the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival in Eugene, Oregon – the international love for TIDFM is some good news, when good news has been hard to come by.

Thank you everyone for your patience as we’ve re-imagined our release. More exciting news to come! In the meantime, we send you much love, health and positive energy from Team TIDFM.

In his 11th feature film, BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Warren P. Sonoda (Trailer Park Boys, Coopers Camera, Utopia Falls) 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.