Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Last night saw the Australian premiere of the award winning “Dream Racer” documentary feature film in Sydney (screening times and locations in other States below).


The film – which tells the story of French Australian Business Consultant Christophe Barriere-Varju’s attempt to take on the Dakar Rally on his motorbike, and producer, writer and director Simon Lee’s efforts to document it –was received with widespread acclaim from its first Australian public audience.


Earlier this year Candide McDonald, Editor of Australian Creative magazine, dubbed Dream Racer “The motivational film of the decade”, and the reactions of audience members post-premiere echo this sentiment. Comments like “I laughed, I screamed and reinvigorated my dreams” and “a life changing movie event” are testament to the power of the Dream Racer story.


Prior to its official release, Dream Racer has enjoyed success at film festivals around the world, with wins including Best Documentary at LA’s All Sports Festival, the Human Values and Sport Award in Barcelona and runner up for Best Documentary in New Delhi. Mitchell Block, producer of academy award winning documentary Big Mama described Dream Racer as “a compelling, moving and powerful film”.


For the first time in a feature length film, Dream Racer shows the legendary Dakar Rally in its purest form – no sponsors, no multi-million dollar team, not even a mechanic – just one rider, a motorbike, a film maker and the world’s most dangerous motor race. But far more than just a motorbike movie, Dream Racer is a call to arms for anyone who has ever dreamt of doing anything – a spine tingling antidote to the fear of life passing you by unfulfilled.


Last night’s screening was the first of nine in an exclusive Australian premiere tour at Hoyts cinemas Australia-wide. Dream Racer screens next tonight (10/10/2013) at Hoyts Charlestown then Sunday October 13 at Hoyts Chatswood Westfield.

Tickets by pre-pay only. Visit for all other dates and venues, to view the trailer and book tickets.

NSW: Newcastle - Thu 10th October 2013 (Hoyts Charlestown)

Sydney - Sun 13th October 2013 (Hoyts Chatswood Westfield)

VIC:  Melbourne - Wed 16th October 2013 (Hoyts Victoria Gardens) Melbourne - Thu 17th October 2013 (Hoyts Highpoint)

QLD: Brisbane - Sun 20th October 2013 (Hoyts Stafford) Brisbane - Wed 23rd October 2013 (Hoyts Sunnybank)

WA: Perth - Wed 23rd October 2013 (Hoyts Garden City) SA: Adelaide - Wed 23rd October 2013 (Hoyts Norwood)

SA: Adelaide - Wed 23rd October 2013 (Hoyts Norwood)


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