MAUI FEATURE STARS CREAM OF HAWAII MUSICIANS

MAUI FEATURE STARS CREAM OF HAWAII MUSICIANS




TALK STORY PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES SPY VS. STU IN PRE PRODUCTION!












Get A Job, a comedy written and directed by Brian Kohne, has just finished its first week or production on Maui where the entire low budget project will be filmed…Filming started April 16…


Get A Job is being produced by The Motion Picture Comedy, a partnership between Cicala Filmworks and Malama Pono Productions. The film stars Willie K (below) , Eric Gilliom, Carolyn Omine, Augie T, Amy Hanaiali’i, Jake Shimabukuro, Henry Kapono, Ernie Cruz Jr., Alaka’i Paleka, Kealoha, and Kathy Collins….






Stefan Schaefer is producer…Dan Hersey, who most recently worked on Philip Serymour Hoffman’s feature Jack Goes Boating is director of photography…Nori Hubbs is production designer; Beth Anne Kelleher is costume designer, and Blaise J. Noto of Blaise Noto & Associates is marketing consultant…



Writer-director Kohne described the feature as “a love story in which the characters must learn to first want what they have, in order to get what they want”…



“We’ve assembled an experienced Hawaii crew along with several exceptional key positions from New York. Stefan and I first met in March of 2009, and this will be the first of many planned collaborations in the coming years. He’s written a cool Hawaii based dramatic screenplay, Ohana, and I’m sitting on an unusual cultural/spiritual/action/adventure/comedy entitled Brother’s Kuleana. Add to that he has a 10-part web-series scheduled to shoot in the fall, and I’ve a pretty fleshed out television musical sitcom ready to fly based on the characters Willie, Eric, and I developed known as the Barefoot Natives”




GET A JOB! is a contemporary comedy set on Maui.  William (Willie K) is a successful employment agent whose own career is jeopardized when, over the course of one week, he repeatedly fails to find work for a 40-something year-old, Merton (Gilliom), a simpleton who surfs everyday in a spot where there are no waves. He needs to “GET A JOB!”   William’s  problems are compounded tenfold by his longtime wedding planner girlfriend, Laura (Omine), who wants desperately to be married and chooses this particular week to achieve her goal at all costs. At week’s end, William finds himself jobless, homeless, car-less, girlfriend-less … but more resolved than ever to make the tough choices needed to find lasting joy, love and fulfillment…




“Hawaii is the main character in the story,” continues Kohne. “Willie, Eric and  I previously explored many of these ideas with the Barefoot Natives in music, on TV and in multimedia musical theatre productions.  “Get A Job” will not present a Hawaii the world is accustomed to seeing but rather will honor the working class realities that support the familiar Hawaiian façade.  Naturally, Hawaii’s inherent beauty will shine through but you’ll be introduced to what local folks know all to well – the struggle, the challenge and the complications of living in Paradise,” he concludes…



Fans can follow the progress of the production at the website www.getajobthemovie.com,..








Talk Story Productions’ Spy Vs. Stu feature starring Pierce Brosnan is in pre production, the company has announced…No start day for filming has been announced…






Stu, a regular guy, whisks his girlfriend away on an island vacation, where he plans to pop the question. On the island is a spy (Brosnan), who sets his eye on Stu’s woman, Molly, and becomes her tough-to-beat suitor. Once Molly is taken captive, the Spy and Stu must learn to work together in order to save her, and the world…



The film will be shot entirely on Oahu…






Talk Story also announced that The Tempest starring Helen Mirren (below), Felicity Jones, Reeve Carney, David Strathairn, Tom Conti, Alan Cumming, Chris Cooper, Ben Whishaw, Djimon Hounsou, and Russell Brand is slated for a fall 2010 release…Tempest was shot on Lanai and the Big Island...







In this Shakespearean fantastical thriller, the magician Prospero orchestrates spirits, monsters, a grief-stricken king, a wise old councillor, two treacherous brothers and a storm at sea into a fantastical journey filled with banishment, sorcery and betrayal. The shipwreck catapults the collision of two hapless lovers, who stir their budding emotions, and eventually seal their fate…







The film is directed by Julie Taymor


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