DREAM RACER (2012)
Run Time: 1:33:00
PRODUCER: Simon Lee
DIRECTOR: Simon Lee
WRITER: Simon Lee
EDITOR: Adrian Barac
CAMERA OPERATOR: Simon Lee
SUPERVISING SOUND EDITOR: Wes Chew
SOUND EDITOR / SOUND MIXER: Sam Gain-Emery
MUSIC: Matteo Zingales
CAST: Christophe Barriere-Varju
Dream Racer was Simon Lee’s very first feature length film. Not typically known for his film work, Simon has had a very successful and award winning career in advertising, holding roles like Creative Director for various agencies prior to him joining The Hallway as Executive Creative Director and Partner. A bit of an adrenaline junky, Simon took on the audacious task of partaking in and filming what is commonly known as the most dangerous race in the world, the 9,237 kilometer Dakar Rally. Consequently, Simon now modestly boasts a cabinet of international awards spanning entertainment, media, PR, advertising and branded content.
Dream Racer is an inspiring account of the fear of life going by unfulfilled and the pursuit of dreams as the antidote to this fear.
The film tells the extraordinary true story of French Australian Business Consultant Christophe Barriere-Varju who defies extreme physical hardship and personal tragedy as he attempts to take on the world’s most dangerous motor race, the Dakar Rally, on a motorbike.
Simon Lee followed him on his incredible roller coaster journey – from the struggle to find funds to take part and his preparations in the sand dunes of eastern Australia to 10,000 thrilling kilometers across some of the harshest terrains of South America.
The Dream Racer film shows The Dakar Rally in its purest form – no sponsors, no multi-million dollar team, not even a mechanic – just one man, a motorbike, his tool-roll, and the world’s most dangerous motor race.
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