Dream Racer Motorcycle Movie
The Portland Motorcycle Film Festival is a rare breed in the world of film. The festival wrapped up its third consecutive year back in January of 2016, and Dream Racer earned the highest honor after claiming “Best Feature Film.”
Dream Racer certainly had some competition, with roughly 250 submissions hitting the judging panel in 2016. Dream Racer competition included many noteworthy submissions such as Moto 7, featuring some of the greatest Motocross and Supercross riders across the globe; the IOM TT – the venerable 37.7 mile race through the tiny cobble stone wall lined streets on the Isle of Man; and lastly, Hitting the Apex, the MotoGP documentary narrated by longtime motorcycle enthusiast Brad Pitt that chronicled the life and times of world champions such as Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and of course, the late Marco Simoncelli.
Dream Racer follows Christophe Barriere-Varju as he attempts the hallowed Dakar Rally. Barriere-Varju was completely independent, having absolutely no support of any kind. No sponsors, no mechanics, no chase cars – nothing. Just a bike, a few tools and a filmmaker in tow while he conquered one of the most harrowing races in history.
“We never once imagined going against a film that included Brad Pitt. Being awarded the highest honor of Best Feature Film against such productions is a true testament of the universal and timeless story of Dream Racer that touches of all us. The film really shows that with the power of self-belief, there is a Dream Racer in all of us, somewhere in our core, that is hard to stop.” says Christophe Barriere-Varju (the subject of the film).
Rider’s Digest reviews Dream Racer as “…far better than On AnySunday featuring film star Steve McQueen, and better than TT: Closer To The Edge“, concluding that the Founder of the Paris Dakar “Thierry Sabine would have approved of this film.”
Dream Racer has won awards in Los Angeles, Barcelona, New Delhi, Milan, Marina Del Rey and New York. The film continues to be discovered by audiences internationally and is building momentum every step of the way. If you’d like to hear what other people have thought about Dream Racer, visit Dream Racer.