A NELSON Bay face will be a highlight of the Real Film Festival when it returns to Newcastle for three days this week.
BIG SCREEN: Christophe Barriere-Varju from Nelson Bay is the star in feature film Dream Racer. Picture: Supplied
This year’s festival will show the feature film Dream Racer, based on the famous Dakar Rally – the most difficult and dangerous 10,000 kilometre motorsport race in the world.
The subject of the film, directed by Simon Lee, is Christophe Barriere-Varju – a French-Australian man who lives in Nelson Bay – who took on the two-week motorcycle challenge in 2010.
“Dream Racer is more than just a film about a motorcycle race,” saidBarriere-Varju.
“There are so many different angles to this story.”
In addition to Barriere-Varju tackling the gruelling two-week race, Dream Racer is about fate bringing the Nelson Bay man and Lee, a 36-year-old ad-man who always wanted to create a film but could never get to it, together.
The spirit and story ofDream Racer is what the Real Film Festival is all about:to foster and develop the art of storytelling real events through film.
The festival, in Newcastle between November 27 and 29, includes the screening of short and feature length films, done at Event Cinemas in King Street, workshops and question and answer sessions.
There will be an outdoor screening in Civic Park, Newcastle, from 7pm on Saturday, November 28.
This year’s featurefilms to be screened across the three days are:Sherpa,directed by Jennifer Peedom;Another Countryby Molly Reynolds; How to Change The World by Jerry Rothwell; Drunk Stoned Brilliant Deadby Douglas Tirola and; Dream Racer by Lee.
Dream Racer will be screened on the closing night, which will be followed by a Q and A withBarriere-Varju.
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