Brian Kohne and Raymond Rolak of Hawaii Cinema collect prizes for outstanding film, best comedy and
best soundtrack at the recently concluded Sunrise Film Festival in Nova Scotia. There were 140 films entered.
(Photo courtesy of Stu Cresswell)
NOVA SCOTIA — The just concluded Sunrise Film Festival announced that “GET A JOB” was the top film out of the more than 140 entries. Spread over five communities, Pictou, River John, Wallace, Tatamagouche and Pugwash, the North Coast of Nova Scotia showed their best side and hospitality. They included sight visits and workshops which accentuated the film community of Nova Scotia. The River John folks even hosted a movie and concert in a barn.
Furthermore, the Hawaiian comedy, “GET A JOB,” which highlighted the BAREFOOT NATIVES, Willie K and Eric Gilliom was honored for their music. They showcased 18 original songs in their soundtrack. They had cameo back-up from Mick Fleetwood, Willie Nelson, Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers and ukuele sensation, Jake Shimabukuro. Music producer and film director Brian Kohne accepted the award and bragged about his music team. “We had the best international island entertainers participating. They performed with Aloha, it was a magical showcase,” said Kohne.
Sohan Roy’s, DAM-999 of India was the selection for the closing night gala and received an honorable mention, as did Wei-Chun Lai, in the animation category. In the spirit of cultural awareness, Chicken Makhanti was served with basmati rice and naan bread at the deCosta Center afterglow, in honor of Roy’s movie. Best International Film was a “BEATIFUL EQUATION,” directed by Robin Truesdale.
For more information about the “GET A JOB” film visit, www.getajobmovie.com and www.barefootnatives.com For a CD download of the “GET A JOB” musical soundtrack, visit www.cdbaby.com/redeem and enter the following code: HFCSB6 – 8K1H1I