Charles Konowal is best known as an award winning cinematographer with years of experience in both drama and documentary production. But he also directed and produced numerous documentary films over the years. His first independent producer credit was with the NFB on the award winning production THE DEFENDER, directed by Stephen Low. He also produced and photographed the NFB Prairie Studio’s first feature length documentary FAT CHANCE, which went on to win a Peabody Award. He produced, directed and photographed A GLIMMER OF HOPE on alternative justice for TVO and the NFB. He also worked with the IMAX Corporation producing the first IMAX Magic Carpet production, FLOWERS IN THE SKY for an international expo in Osaka, Japan and MARK TWAIN’S AMERICA a 3D IMAX production for Sony Classics produced by The Stephan Low Company.
Currently, Charles continues to work as a producer/cinematographer. He recently produced two documentaries about the Winnipeg music scene, THIS IS A RIOT, a intimate portrait of the Rockabilly duo The Farrell Bros and HAPPILY DYSFUNCTIONAL the story of Transistor 66 an independent record label. A third film, CHASING A SONG, is in production with singer/songwriter Scott Nolan.
A feature documentary with John Walker Productions, ARCTIC DEFENDERS, will
begin production this summer and in development he has CONFESSIONS OF A TATTOO ADDICT a doc series featuring Bif Naked.