Netflix nabs international rights to Australian film Go Karts
Staff Reporter | On 14, Jan 2020Reading time: 1 mins
Netflix has acquired the international rights to Owen Trevor’s family film Go Karts, excluding Australia and New Zealand, where Roadshow Films will release the film.
From Top Gear director Owen Trevor and Paper Planes screenwriter Steve Worland, the movie follows 15-year-old Jack, who, when his mother moves them to a new town, discovers go kart racing and dedicates himself to the sport. With the support of an old race-car driver with a secret past, and his new best friends, Jack must learn to control his recklessness to win the national title.
The film stars William Lodder, Richard Roxburgh, Anastasia Bampos, Darius Amarfio-Jefferson and Frances O’Connor. It is produced by Jamie Hilton and Sonia Borella of Australia-based See Pictures, with Executive Producers including Joel Pearlman, Michael Pontin, Josh Pomeranz, Dave Hansen, and Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman of Canadian-based Aqute Media .
The film joins Netflix’s growing slate of live-action family films featuring kids and teens, which includes the 2019 comedy Tall Girl, directed by Nzingha Stewart (Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things) and 2020 films Feel the Beat, directed by Elissa Down (The Honor List) and starring Sofia Carson, The Main Event directed by Jay Karas (Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife, Break Point), The Sleepover directed by Trish Sie (Pitch Perfect, Step Up All In) and A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting directed by Rachel Talalay (Dr. Who, Sherlock, Tank Girl).