Hawaiian Movie 'GET A JOB' Gets the LOVE from Film Critics
HONOLULU- The first made in Hawaii full length comedy, "GET A JOB," just completed an anticipated press junket here. More plaudits and praises were heaped on the award-winning motion picture which was produced entirely in Hawaii. Director Brian Kohne had two of his principals, Willie K and Eric Gilliom, with him as they made their way onto the television and radio morning talk-shows. The hit movie releases to DVD and selected platforms on November 7, 2012.
The Motion Picture Soundtrack by the Barefoot Natives also goes on sale November 7th. Both products can be purchased online at www.getajobmovie.com
Produced entirely in Hawaii by islanders, the ground breaking feature film has screened successfully in theaters throughout Hawaii, on the mainland, and in countries such as Spain, India, and Cambodia. On the Film Festival circuit, "GET A JOB" won top prizes in many of the Festivals in which it screened. It previously screened to SRO in Detroit, Las Vegas and won top prizes in California and Hawaii.
Kohne said during a drive-time radio show, "The effort represents a small step in the creation of a self-sustaining film industry here in the islands." Kohne, who also wrote the screenplay added, "We have the talent we need here to craft compelling stories, and I look forward to seeing more feature films from Hawaii filmmakers in the coming years. It has been a four year journey."
The song renditions of Willie-K and Eric Gilliom stand out in this funny farce which also co-starred Omine and Augie-T. Omine has been the longtime writer for the "the Simpsons" on Fox-TV. Also featured is international ukulele musician Jake Shimabukuro. World renowned Hawaiian singers Henry Kapono and Amy Hanaiali'i also perform.
Special appearances by famed rockers Mick Fleetwood, Willie Nelson, and Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers augment the wedding band finale.
"In many ways it's about stereotypes," said Willie K. "GET A JOB" was his first movie as a leading man. "People are going to be very surprised by the real story they discover behind the laughter, he added."
Associate producer Raymond Rolak added, "The other star in this movie is the music. The music truly shines and the layering of the storyline was masterful. It seems simple but the goat scenes and choreographing at the Surfing Goat Dairy near in Kula, Maui was magic. Kohne added his accumulated Aloha and storytelling skills into the total package."
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