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International accolade for Sydney creative’s first feature film


International accolade for Sydney creative’s first feature film

The first feature film by Sydney creative Simon Lee has won an international award – the day after it publicly launched.

Dream Racer, written, produced and directed by The Hallway creative partner Simon Lee, picked up the Best Foreign Feature Documentary award at the All Sports International Film Festival in Hollywood.

As a winner, Dream Racer will go on to compete at the World FICTS Challenge (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs) in Milan, Italy, next month.

Lee, who was in Hollywood for the festival and to collect the award, said: “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 reported by B&T yesterday, the making of Dream Racer saw Lee (pictured during filming) quit his creative director role at Lavender to travel to Argentina and Chile one month after the birth of his second child, to film business consultant Christophe Barriere-Varju’s attempt at the Dakar Rally – the world’s most dangerous motor race. 


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