City brings silver screen back to Karratha with Red Rock Run sponsorship

The City of Karratha has thrown its support behind a feature film that will bring Hollywood to Karratha.

The council endorsed a motion this week to provide $100,000 in sponsorship for the production of a new feature film – Red Rock Run.

The film, written by Western Australian Meg Shields, is inspired by the Black Rock Stakes which ran in the Pilbara region for 38 years.

Red Rock Run will be a multi-generational family film, telling the story of a young girl with dyslexia who dreams of winning her father’s love by winning a 120km marathon race in the outback.

As part of the sponsorship, the City will also host a premiere of the film with production to begin later this year.

City of Karratha Mayor Daniel Scott said council was proud to support the film.

“Red Rock Run is a fantastic project inspired by an iconic Pilbara event –the Black Rock Stakes- and I am excited for production to begin later this year,” Cr Scott said.

“This is a great opportunity for Karratha and will provide a good economic benefit for local business with an estimated $3.6 million of the total $13.5 million production budget expected to be spent with local businesses.”

Mayor Scott said the film was an opportunity for Australia and the wider world to hear Pilbara stories.

“Our region is home to countless stories and a rich history that is yet to be told and we are excited to be support the project,” Cr Scott said.

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