Written, produced and directed by Simon Lee, edited by Adrian Barac, original music by Matteo Zingales, 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.
Dream Racer has won multiple awards around the globe and has been acclaimed by Mitchell Block, producer of academy award documentary Big Mama as "A COMPELLING, MOVING AND POWERFUL FILM." Candide McDonald from Austrlaian Creative Magazine dubbed Dream Racer as "THE MOTIVATIONAL FILM OF THE DECADE."