'Go Karts' is a thrilling family film about a boy who must overcome tremendous odds and his own recklessness to achieve his dream of winning the National Go Kart Championship.
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.
Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia
on the Traditional Country of the Noongar Wardandi & Noongar Whadjuk peoples
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Adam T. Perkins
Director of Photography
Scott Gray, A.S.E
1st Assistant Director
Post Production Facilities
“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
“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