GO is the directorial feature film debut for Owen Trevor, but you would have definitely seen his work before on the UK series of Top Gear and he has also worked in the world of advertising. CinefestOZ 2019 was the place for the World Premiere of the film. The film was also shot in Busselton and thankfully we were in attendance and had the opportunity to chat to him and the cast (click here for the cast interview).
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When Jack (William Lodder) and his single mother (Frances O’Connor) move to a small town in Western Australia, he soon gets involved in the competitive world of go-kart racing. Jack’s got natural talent but must learn to control his recklessness.
To do that, he’ll need the help of aspiring engineer, Mandy (Anastasia Bampos), wise-cracking best mate Colin (Darius Amarfio-Jefferson) and mysterious mentor, Patrick (Richard Roxburgh). Together, the team will endeavour to overcome all odds and defeat ruthless racer Dean (Cooper Van Grootel) to win the National Go Kart Championship. GO! is a high-octane Australian family film with heart
GO opens in cinemas January 16! You can check out Travis Johnson’s review here. Interview is below.