After claiming the Best Feature Film Award in New York at the 2015 Motorcycle Film Festival (September 23-27, 2015), Dream Racer is now being nominated at the 2016 Portland Motorcycle Film Festival (Jan 29-30).
This festival is packed with great films, including Moto 7, featuring the best Motocross and Supercross riders in the world; the IOM TT about the legendary 37.7 mile race on the Isle of Man; and the new Hitting the Apex Film narrated by Brad Pitt, which features MotoGP champs Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, as well as the late Marco Simoncelli.
“We are excited to showcase a different kind of extreme racing with Dream Racer and the Dakar Rally – and to be against such great productions is an honour. However Dream Racer is a case of David against Goliath(s) in every sense of the word, but we trust that the depth of the Dream Racer story will win the heart of the audience” says Christophe Barriere-Varju (the subject of the film).
Dream Racer has been shown and received accolades won awards in: Los Angeles, Barcelona, New Delhi, Milan, and New York, and has been critically acclaimed by its viewers worldwide (read testimonials).
The Dream Racer is centered on the storied Dakar Rally, the most extreme and dangerous race on earth where racers brave extreme temperatures and unforgiving deserts on the planet. A 15 days, 10,000km (6,200 miles) desert race dubbed “insanity on wheels” where each year since 1979, and with an attrition rate of 50%, racers facing injuries and death attempt the impossible.
The Dream Racer film shows The Dakar Rally in its purest form – no sponsors, no multi-million dollar team, not even a mechanic – just man and machine against the spectacular odds. Far more than just a motorcycle movie, Dream Racer is a call to action for those who has ever dreamed and no longer wishes to sit idly by – a spine tingling antidote to the fear of life passing you by unfulfilled.
All of us have aspirations and dreams, but sometimes they remain just that, dreams, pushed to the wayside in a pile of unopened mail on the edge of the desk. Dream Racer is a story of fulfillment, determination, and extreme resilience with no compromise – a story guaranteed to make you question your purpose in life and hopefully, inspire you to pack your own bags.
Dream Racer has also been subtitled in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German and Russian and is available for acquisition by TV Networks. Dream Racer is available worldwide on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Video-on-Demand at www.dreamracer.tv.
Documentaries such as these touch the soul and are something that showcase the strengths of the human spirit. For more information on Dream Racer and the Dakar Rally, please visit any of the links below and as always, be sure to share your thoughts.