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Synopsis

Jack (William Lodder) is a charismatic larrikin who has just discovered the one thing he’s really good at – go-kart racing. Under the loving but wary eye of his mother, Christie (Frances O’Connor), the support of his mentor, Patrick (Richard Roxburgh), an old race car driver with a secret past, and his best mates Colin and Mandy (Darius Amarfio-Jefferson and Anastasia Bampos), Jack must learn to control his recklessness if he is to defeat the best drivers in the country, including the ruthless champion Dean (Cooper van Grootel), and win the National title.

Photo credit David Dare Parker

Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia

on the Traditional Country of the Noongar Wardandi & Noongar Whadjuk peoples

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Production Information

Director

Owen Trevor

Writer

Steve Worland

Producers

Jamie Hilton

Sonia Borella

Co-Producer

Barbara Gibbs

Executive Producers

Joel Pearlman

Michael Pontin

Josh Pomeranz

Key Cast

William Lodder

Frances O’Conner

Anastasia Bampos

Richard Roxborough

Darius Amarfio-Jefferson

Cooper Van-Grootel

Jack Connell

Rhys Lander

Adam T. Perkins

Key Locations

Busselton

Perth

Director of Photography

Peter Eastgate

Editor

Scott Gray, A.S.E

Production Designer

Herbert Pinter

Costume Designer

Terri Lamera

Sound Designer

Robert Mackenzie

Composer

Brendan Woithe

1st Assistant Director

Mark Boskell

Sound Recordist

Trevor Hope

Post Production Facilities

Spectrum Films

Stage23

Blackbird

Music By

Mikey Young

Filming in Busselton

“I thoroughly enjoyed shooting in Perth and the South West Region of Western Australia,”

“…and I am excited to have the opportunity to showcase some of the highlights of those beautiful locations in GO!. We were fortunate to have the incredible support of Screenwest, the Western Australia Regional Film Fund (WARFF) and the City of Busselton, as well as the extremely capable and talented Western Australian crew, the local people, businesses and go-karting community, which were all pivotal in making GO!.”

– Sonia Borella, Producer

Photo credit David Dare Parker
Producer Jamie Hilton, Director Owen Trevor and Producer Sonia Borella
Photo credit David Dare Parker
Jack (William Lodder), Mandy (Anastasia Bampos) and Colin (Darius Amarfio-Jefferson) on Busselton Pier

Young Talent

“The three kids as a group, is one of the things that we wanted to do in the film from the very beginning”

“The notion that we could create this threesome of very different characters who all play a different role but bounce off each other quite well, was really one of the core things which we wanted from the beginning. Steve really brought that into the script and then we got very lucky, I guess with a little skill involved, in assembling the three actors to create the kinetic relationship between the three of them.”

– Owen Trevor, Director

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