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 ( at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 16, 2011. The Festival will be held October 14-16, in Marbella. Spain.

Get a Job... The Movie

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 (

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