Get a Job (1985 film)

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Get a Job is a 1985 comedic musical animated short by Brad Caslor, featuring a rendition of the song of the same name, made famous by The Silhouettes. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in Winnipeg, the project took Caslor seven years to complete, from conception to release. Caslor began the film as a social guidance film for the Canadian government, however, during production it evolved into a more comedic work, incorporating a wide range of classic animation characters and techniques, including the styles of Tex Avery and Bob Clampett. Al Simmons and Jay Brazeau perform in the film, which received the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Animated Short at the 8th Genie Awards.[1]

Fellow Winnipeg animator Cordell Barker did animation work on the film.[2]


  1. ^ William Beard and Jerry White, ed. (June 2002). North of Everything: English-Canadian cinema since 1980. University of Alberta Press. p. 76. ISBN 0-88864-390-X. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Cordell Barker". Toronto International Film Festival. Canadian Film Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 24 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.

External links[edit]

  • Get a Job at the National Film Board of Canada