It's another week, another victory as the made-on-Maui movie comedy "Get a Job" continues its winning ways on the film festival circuit.
Written and directed by Brian Kohne and starring musical favorites Willie K and Eric Gilliom, with an all-Maui supporting cast including music icons Willie Nelson, Mick Fleetwood, Pat Simmons and Henry Kapono, the slapstick romp won the Best Comedy prize at last weekend's Detroit-Windsor International Film Festival. It had previously picked up Best Hawaiian Feature and Audience Choice prizes at the Big Island Film Festival.
Next up is the Las Vegas Film Festival from July 15 to 17 at the Hilton Hotel Resort Casino. The stars and director will make appearances at the festival, where Kohne will be part of a screenwriters' panel.
Writer-director Brian Kohne with the Best Comedy prize at the Detroit-Windsor film festival.
Noting that there are close to 100,000 former Hawaii residents in Las Vegas, Gilliom said, "We can't wait to share our special little movie with our many brothers and sisters living there."
Kohne and company are also gearing up for two screenings in downtown Honolulu at the Hawaii Theater on Aug. 12 and 13 prior to the film's pay-per-view launch on Hawaii's Time Warner Cable TV.
The uproarious comedy has also been accepted by several other film festivals, including one in Marbella, Spain, in October. To keep up with its progress, visit www.getajobthemovie.com.
- Rick Chatenever