Christophe Barrier-Varju is one of those rare individuals that motivates others by what he does, what he has done, his attitude and a care free "It'll all work out" attitude. Listening to him talk on this episode of Adventure Rider Radio (listen here), it is clear he is a person that follows things through no matter the odds stacking against him or how they increase as the challenge rises. Just listening to him answer the question "When is it time quit?" tells all...
Below is a press release of the movie Dream Racer starring Christophe Barriere-Varju and documenting his near herculean effort to achieve his dream to ride the Dakar. The movie Dream Racer wins again! Good on you Christophe! :)
Dream Racer Wins Best Feature Film Award in New York.
Following its successes and winning awards in Los Angeles, Barcelona, New Delhi, and Milan, internationally acclaimed film Dream Racer wins 'Best Feature Film' Award in New York at the 2015 Motorcycle Film Festival (Sept 23-27th, 2015).
The Dream Racer story is based on the famous Dakar Rally, the most extreme and dangerous race on earth where racers brave extreme temperature in the harshest 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 inits purest form – no sponsors, no multi-million dollar team, not even amechanic – just one man, a motorbike, his tool-roll, and the world’smost dangerous motor race.
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.
All of us have dreams and desires, but sometimes they remain just that, dreams, lost in a schedule of a tomorrow that never comes. Dream Racer is a story of dreams, determination, and extreme resilience to make it happen at all cost - a story guaranteed to make you question your real purpose in life.
Jack Drury, Director at the Motorcycle Film Festival says "Dream Racer is one of these rare film that stands outside the generic motorcycle genre. A beautiful, thoughtful, exciting, and most of all a film that truly conveyed a spirit of adventure and perseverance."
"I wanted to make a film to show that anyone with a dream can actually make it come true, in my case it was competing in the Dakar Rally. Simon Lee (Director) and Adrian Barac (Editor) have done a fantastic job at capturing the core elements of a totally non-scripted adventure and has turned Dream Racer into a timeless story that will stand the test of time and inspire young and old for the next several decades. To be awarded Best Feature Film in New York is a great honour and I truly hope Dream Racer has inspired ordinary people, like myself, in doing extraordinary things with their life and be able to say at the end... yes, I am happy of having lived such a life" says Christophe Barriere-Varju (subject of the film).
Dream Racer has been subtitled in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German and Russian and is available for acquisition by TV Networks. Dream Racer is also available worldwide on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Video-on-Demand at www.dreamracer.tv
Media and Press Release Contact:
Tel: +61 403 444 101 (International) / 0403 444 101 (Australia)