“Get A Job” – Kamaaina Rates Now Available

*Editors note* I just got my copy of Get A Job on DVD.

Even my dogs want a piece of the action!

“GET A JOB,” Hawaii’‘s first award winning major motion picture comedy starring Willie K, Eric Gilliom, Augie T, and many of the island’s top entertainers and musicians, is now available on DVD and is quickly becoming the hottest christmas gift and stocking stuffer in Hawaii and beyond.

Both the Movie and Soundtrack are available for purchase online at www.GetAJobMovie.com, and fans can save 10% on their purchases by using the special discount code “KAMAAINA.”

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser film critic Burl Burlingame says the movie is “Undeniably funny.” Impressed by the quality of the all-Hawaii production team, he adds “… in sheer filmmaking technique, it’s a masterpiece.”

Entertainer and Honolulu Midweek reporter Kaleo Pilanca observes “This movie is for everybody or anybody who wants to laugh and not take life too seriously.” Asked if he would buy the DVD, he replies “Yes. I would send it to all my relatives who live on the mainland. This would help them with homesickness.”

Regarding the motion picture Soundtrack in his Island Mele column, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Jon Berger raves “‘Get A Job’ sings with fun, creativity, and versatility.”

Maui Time’s Anu Yagi states “GET A JOB” has broken boundaries, proving it’s possible to create a quality Hawaii story, by Hawaii people.” She continues, “From the flicker of the first few frames, “GET A JOB” is going to change everything anyone’s ever thought about locally made films.”

Producer Brian Kohne… with Big Island Film Festival Director Leo Sears and Actor/Musician Eric Gilliom

“(Writer/director) Kohne took inspiration from vintage screwball comedies like ‘It’s a Mad Mad World,’ where chaos is the starting point and things get crazier from there,” reports Maui News film critic Rick Chatenever. “It’s a madcap comedy, a throwback to the zaniness of Hope and Crosby, Martin and LEwis, Abbott and Costello.”

“GET A JOB” on DVD stars Willie K, Eric Gilliom, and Augie T, Jake Shimabukuro, Carolyn Omine, Henry Kapono, Amy Hanaiali’i, the late Charles Ka’upu, Ernie Cruz Jr., Kealoha, and Kathy Collins, with cameos by Mick Fleetwood, Willie Nelson, and Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers. The movie was written/directed by Maui’s Brian Kohne, produced by Stefan Schaefer, and features a tropical soundtrack by the Barefoot Natives. Produced entirely in Hawaii by islanders, the ground breaking feature film previously screened in theaters throughout Hawaii, on the mainland, and in countries such as Spain, India, and Cambodia, winning top prizes in many of the Festivals in which it competed. The movie is available for purchase at www.GetAJobMovie.com.

“GET A JOB” – Released This Fall

The comedy movie “GET A JOB” starring WIllie K and Eric Gilliom will finally be released this fall — to theaters and On Demand in Hawaii, to DVD via the website (www.GetAJobMovie.com), as well as on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and many other digital platforms.

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We greatly appreciate any support that you may wish to provide in spreading the word about our award-winning indie produced entirely in the islands that stars many of our favorite entertainers.

In the meantime, please enjoy our new music video that provides a taste of the fun this special island movie offers!

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Mick Fleetwood, WIllie Nelson, Henry Kapono, and Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers join the Barefoot Natives Willie K and Eric Gilliom in a music video off the soundtrack of the feature film comedy from Hawaii, “GET A JOB,” to be released in Fall 2012. Augie T, Jake Shimabukuro, Carolyn Omine, Amy Hanaiali’i, Kealoha, Kathy Collins, and many of Hawaii’s favorite entertainers star in the rollicking comedy, which features 18 songs by the Barefoot Natives. GET A JOB is written/directed by Brian Kohne, produced by Stefan Schaefer.

Get A Job or Run With the Bulls… Hawaii Movie Premiers at the Marbella Internacional Film Festival

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 European premiere at the Marbella Internacional Film Festival (www.marbellafilmfestival.com) at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 16, 2011. The Festival will be held October 14-16, in Marbella. Spain.

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With the help of longtime writing partner Ernesto Ocampo, writer/director Brian Kohne recently completed a version that features Spanish sub-titles, and is looking forward to presenting “Get A Job” in Europe. “One of Spain’s respected Directors, Pedro Almodóvar, is a master of screwball comedy.” Says Kohne. “We are excited to share our Hawaiian-style farce with the audience in Marbella, and in the process of translation we discovered the humor to be quite conducive to Spanish translation.”

In addition to Brian, “GET A JOB” star Eric Gilliom will also be attending the festival in Marbella. “Europeans are very appreciative of the art and music of other cultures, so it’s really no surprise that we are being welcomed in Marbella.” Said Eric. “So many people on Maui worked for many years to realize this project – and Brian and I are proud to represent our culture overseas on behalf of the cast, crew, and supporters of this groundbreaking project. We like to think that ours will just be the first of many movies to travel beyond our shores from Hawaii filmmakers in the coming years.”

The movie has been on a hot streak since entering the 2011 Film Festival circuit, including the win in July 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.”

“GET A JOB!” is written and directed by Brian Kohne, produced by Stefan Schaefer, and stars Willie K and Eric Gilliom. 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 from the islands, including eighteen by the Barefoot Natives (www.barefootnatives.com).

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 (www.hawaiitheatre.com).

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 (www.barefootnatives.com), along with tracks from Don Tiki, Amy Hanaiali’i, the Throwdowns, Willie K, Kealoha, Avi Ronen, and Kristen Grove.

A Message of Sorrow From the Director of “Get A Job” on Friend and Cast Member Charles Ka’upu

It is with great sadness I share the loss of friend and cast member Charles Ka’upu.

Brian Kohne with Kumu Charles Ka'upu.

Many of you who were on set day-one will remember the special blessing of the project he performed – I was so moved and comforted by his words in those moments that despite the obstacles we were to face, all apprehension and fear in me was alleviated. His presence and divinity was felt throughout the production, and I for one will never forget being moved, entertained, and comforted by this great Hawaiian through the years.
He also performed the most amazing and magical blessing of Malama Pono Productions in 2005 A “Dedicated To The Memory…” message and photo will be created and placed at the end of “Get A Job,” so that in our own small way the production will keep alive his memory, and honor his deep contribution to our movie.
We will post additional information on the Get a Job Facebook page with respect to further honoring of Charles Ka’upu, who forever will remain alive in our hearts and minds, and onscreen with a special poignant brilliance.
Charles, we love you…
Brian Kohne
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“Get A Job… The Movie” to Screen at Honoka’a Peoples Theater

The “People’s Choice Award” for Best Feature Film at the Big Island Film Festival was the movie “Get a Job“.

Writer and Director of Get a Job Brian Kohne with Big Island Film Festival Director Leo Sears and Actor/Musician Eric Gilliom

It has been selected to screen at the Honoka’a Peoples Theater beginning tomorrow night and running through Sunday evening.

For more information check out the Honoka’a Peoples Theater.

Henry Kapono, “The Wild Hawaiian” Live in Concert at 2011 Big Island Film Festival “Best of the Fest”

Media Release:

Kapono means “righteous” in Hawaiian, and Henry Kapono will deliver some righteous Hawaiian music Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the Big Island Film Festival Best of the Fest Concert at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i Plantation Estate.

 

Henry Kapono

Athlete, self taught musician, singer, songwriter, traveler, author and actor, Kapono is part of Hawaii’s groundbreaking duo, Cecilio & Kapono, which reunites annually.  His musical career, including 14 solo albums starting with “Stand in the Light” in 1981, has achieved numerous Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards and a Grammy nomination for “The Wild Hawaiian.”  Described as “a very ‘Bohemic’ collage of innovation and creativity continually evolving in a way that very few artists are able to sustain,” Kapono’s music reaches out to a broad international fan community.

“Henry is a fabulous addition to this year’s Big Island Film Festival,” said Executive Director Leo Sears.  “Not only will his music wow the crowd at Best of the Fest on Sunday, he’s an actor in one of the movies ‘Get a Job’ starring Willie K and Eric Gilliom on Thursday night at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Plantation Estate.”

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Tickets go on sale April 1, and can be purchased on line at www.BigIslandFilmFestival.com. Best of the Fest tickets are $40 at the door ($30 kama‘āina) and $35 in advance ($25 kama‘āina), $10 keiki 6-12.  Admission includes Henry Kapono Concert, the audience-voted Best Feature and Best Short Films of BIFF 2011 and Silent Auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project for America’s veterans.  In addition, Hilo’s own Kristina Anapau (“Black Swan”) will make a special appearance and receive a Big Island Film Festival Ha’aheo Award.

The Big Island “Talk Story” Film Festival, a celebration of independent narrative films and filmmaking, takes place May 11˗15, 2011 at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i and The Shops at Mauna Lani. (Self-parking validated.) Individual event tickets and passes are available April 1.

Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. Free Grand Opening May 11 at The Shops at Mauna Lani, to welcome the filmmakers and celebrities, and enjoy short films.

Thursday-Saturday, May 12-14.  Daytime movies at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Amphitheatre (times vary) and nightly double-feature Festival Films (up to R-rated) at their Plantation Estate, 7:30-11:30 p.m.  Free Family Films at The Shops at Mauna Lani Center Stage, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 14.  Filmmaker Workshops with Naketha Mattocks and Ron Osborn.

Sunday, May 15, 5:30 p.m.  “Best of the Fest” featuring Henry Kapono in concert and audience-voted Best Feature and Best Short of BIFF 2011.

For complete schedule information and tickets, visit www.BigIslandFilmFestival.com.