Simon Lee’s Dream Racer wins at LA’s All Sports International Film Festival

Dream Racer director Simon Lee

The creative partner of a Sydney-based agency has won an international film award for his debut feature documentary, Dream Racer.

Simon Lee of Sydney’s The Hallway won best Foreign Feature Documentary at the All Sports International Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Lee said of the win: “It’s so great to come to LA and bring back a gong. I’ve always believed in the strength of the Dream Racer story and I guess this award shows that my belief is warranted.”

As a winner from the festival, it will now go in to compete at the World Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs Challenge in Milan, Italy in December.

The film has also been selected into the Tyrolean Independent Film Festival in Innsbruck, Austria.

Dream Racer sees Lee document amateur motorcyclist Christoph Barriere-Varju’s attempt at endurance motor race, the Dakar Rally as he fulfils a boyhood dream.

Lee shot the film in December 2009 as a one-man film crew from a tiny rental car through similarly rigorous conditions.

The 93min film will also be cut into an hour version for TV. Lee is currently looking for distribution for the film.


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