"Best Comedy" Has Audiences Cheering For Aloha Across The Globe


HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - "GET A JOB," the award-winning motion picture comedy produced entirely in Hawaii which stars Willie K, Eric Gilliom, Augie T, and many of the island's top entertainers and musicians, releases to DVD on November 1, 2012,

The Motion Picture Soundtrack by the Barefoot Natives also goes on sale November 1st. 

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.

Eric Gilliom, Willie K, Carolyn Omine, and Brian Kohne at the Las Vegas Film Festival. 

Eric Gilliom, Willie K, Carolyn Omine, and Brian Kohne at the Las Vegas Film Festival. 

"GET A JOB" represents a small step in the creation of a self-sustaining film industry here in the islands," says writer/director Brian Kohne of Maui. "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."

"In many ways it's about stereotypes," reports Willie K about "GET A JOB," his first movie as a leading man. "People are going to be very surprised by the real story they discover behind the laughter."

"GET A JOB" stars Willie K, Eric Gilliom, and Augie T, with a cast and crew of over 300 islanders including Jake Shimabukuro, Carolyn Omine (writer for TV's "the Simpsons"), Henry Kapono, Amy Hanaiali'i, the late Charles Ka'upu, Ernie Cruz Jr., Kealoha, and Kathy Collins. Mick Fleetwood, Willie Nelson, and Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers also make cameo appearances. The movie was written/directed by Maui's Brian Kohne, and produced by Stefan Schaefer. The music in the movie really shines, as exemplified on the Barefoot Natives "GET A JOB" soundtrack CD.

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