GET A JOB (2016) 90 minutes, .......Soon to be released to DVD and Blueray

Two friends attempt to find the dignity of gainful employment while bumbling through life and sharing their passion for Island Music. Funny experiences enhance their journey while they share their special musicality and hilarious charms.

The film entertains and the award winning soundtrack is woven seamlessly throughout the story-line. The Barefoot Natives, Willie K and Eric Gilliom, platform 24 original songs in the “GET A JOB” musical showcase. The story is laugh-out-loud funny as the duo finds their true salvation in friendship and family.

  • Brian Kohne
  • Brian Kohne
  • Stefan Schaefer
  • Raymond Rolak
  • Willie K
    Key Cast
  • Eric Gilliom
    Key Cast
  • Augie T
    Key Cast
  • Carolyn Omine
    Key Cast
  • Jake Shimabukuro
    Key Cast
  • Henry Kapono
    Key Cast
  • Amy Hanaiali'i
    Key Cast
  • Mick Fleetwood
    Key Cast
  • Pat Simmons
    Key Cast
  • Willie Nelson
    Key Cast
  • Kathy Collins
    Key Cast
  • Charles Ku'upu
    Key Cast
  • Yaemi Yogi
    Key Cast
  • Maya Iida
    Key Cast
    Surf Instructor
  • Raymond Rolak
    Key Cast
    Surf Student
  • Bill Hensley
    Key Cast
    Wedding Officiate
  • Dan Hersey
  • Burt Sakata
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 22, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Dolby Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16 x 9
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 2015 Sunset Film Festival - Best of Festival
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    October 8, 2015
    Canadian premiere
    Best of Festival and Best Comedy
  • Hawaii Cinema Showcase
    Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, HI 96732
    December 4, 2014
    Theatrical Run
  • 2014 Trinity International Film Festival
    Carr Arts Center, Detroit, MI 48226
    August 9, 2014
    Best Feature Film
  • Kingston International Film Festival
    BSP Lounge and Arena, 323 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401
    August 4, 2013
    New York Premiere
    Best Musical Soundtrack
  • 2015 Reno Tahoe International Film Festival
Distribution Information
  • Hawaii Cinema
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Brian Kohne

A product of the TV/Film and Art School at San Jose State University, he had the discipline to also play four years of varsity soccer. A real Pacific Islander, Kohne has worked in Silicon Valley as an educator, producer, and television content provider.

In 2005, he developed a new template for the Hawai’i entertainment industry, including projects that took active participation in the culture and community. His production and direction of the BAREFOOT NATIVES, the music duo of Willie K and Eric Gilliom, allowed for the pair to highlight the award-winning full feature comedy, GET A JOB. He was honored as the "Filmmaker With Foresight" by Maui Time in 2010, and as a "Person Who Made A Difference" by the Maui News in 2011.

He has written a second Pacific island-based motion picture, KULEANA, that he will also direct. Again he will team-up with producer Stefan Schaefer of Cicala Filmworks. Kohne is also attached with producer Raymond Rolak in another 70's style thriller, A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR, projected for 2019.

Kohne is one of the founding principals in the new cutting edge entertainment company, HAWAI'I CINEMA INC.

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Director Statement

"All the people of Hawaii were the real stars in GET A JOB, we had an extended Ohna (family)."