Get A Job – The Movie to Premiere on Oahu

Media Release:

GET A JOB,” the award-winning motion picture comedy produced entirely in Hawaii and starring Willie K, Eric Gilliom, and many of the island’s top entertainers and musicians, will screen its Oahu premiere on August 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawaii Theatre in Honolulu. Proceeds from the opening night gala benefit the Hawaii Theatre (

Part of both events will be the dedication of the film to the late Charles Ka’upu, a cast member and cultural icon who passed away on July 13.

Charles Ka'upu

The two stars of “GET A JOB,” Willie K & Eric Gilliom will perform as the “Barefoot Natives” before the movie on August 12. Another star of the film, Henry Kapono, will perform songs from his magical new CD “Henry” prior to the screening on August 13. Both evenings, Writer/Director Brian Kohne will conduct a Q & A following the screening and the audience will be invited onstage for a autograph session with the many cast members expected to attend. Commemorative “GET A JOB” movie posters are free to the audience (while supplies last).

The movie has been on a hot streak since entering the 2011 Film Festival circuit, including the recent win of “Jury Award” in the Las Vegas Film Festival, which is akin to runner up for best of show (Grand Jury Award) out of over 1000 movies that were in consideration. In fact, “GET A JOB” has won top prizes in each of the four Film Festivals in which it has screened, BIG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (May) – “”Best Hawaiian Feature,” “Audience Choice Award.” DETROIT WINDSOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (June) – “”Best Comedy.” VENTURA FILM FESTIVAL (July) – “Best Comedy.” LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL (July) – ”Jury Award.”

From September through December “GET A JOB” will return to the festival circuit and screen in such far-off locales as the Marbella Internacional Film Festival in Spain.

“GET A JOB!” is written and directed by Brian Kohne and stars Willie K, Eric Gilliom, Augie T, Jake Shimabukuro, Oahu’s Carolyn Omine (writer for “the Simpsons”), Henry Kapono, Amy Hanaiali’i, the late Charles Ka’upu, Ernie Cruz Jr., Kealoha, Kathy Collins, and many other premier Hawaiian entertainers. It also boasts special appearances by superstars Mick Fleetwood, Willie Nelson, and Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers.

“GET A JOB” is an unconventional musical featuring 27 songs, eighteen by the Barefoot Natives (, along with tracks from Don Tiki, Amy Hanaiali’i, the Throwdowns, Willie K, Kealoha, Avi Ronen, and Kristen Grove.

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