NAMCAR Night Race

Written and directed by Lance Khazei, NAMCAR Night Race is a comedy depicting a league of adults who compete in an after hours model car racing league. Drivers push the limits of their slot cars, friendships and bitter rivalries as they brave extremely fake conditions and the final frontier in racing, a frontier of plaster, plastic and diecast metal.

Independently produced through Space Age Entertainment, the NAMCAR Night Race short film is an extended first look at a half hour series. A "NASCAR on acid," the film introduces itself as a mock reality competition before giving way to more and more moments of surrealistic comedy.

 

 

 

 

Festival Festooned

 

 

The NAMCAR Night Race short film, official music video and promotional trailer all screened to festival wins in 2016 and 2017 with thirteen total wins and twenty-one nominations in Austin, Houston, Studio City, Hollywood, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Portland, Paris, Romania, and Punjab, India.

NAMCAR Night Race wins and nominations include multiple Audience Awards, Best Comedy Short, Best Original Concept, Best New Media Episode, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Editing, Best Original Music, Funniest Music Video, Best Music Video, Best Teaser Trailer and Best Special.


 

 

NAMCAR Night Race Music Video

The official music video for NAMCAR Night Race features the mock rock, Journey inspired original theme song “Race to Live, Race to Not Die” by writer, director Lance Khazei and musician Michael Sherwood. The video features clips from NAMCAR Night Race and the NAMCAR cast with additional performances provided by Matt Grey Phairas as ‘Steve Parry’ the lead singer and Elin Andersson as the throw back, music video vixen ‘Checkered Flag Girl.’ Guitar was provided by Christian Nesmith.

 

 

Cast Of Ascending Comedy Talent

The show features a cast of ascending comedy talent including Theo Von (Netflix's Theo Von: No Offense), Scout Durwood (star of MTV's Mary + Jane), Whitney Rice (Amazon’s The Last Tycoon), Ian Abramson (star of Comedy Central Digital’s Seven Minutes in Purgatory), James Morosini (CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, FX’s American Horror Story), in addition to Dat Phan (champion, Last Comic Standing), D'Arcy Fellona, Colby Lemaster, Anthony Ray Parker, Robert Woods, Sulinh Lafontaine, Caren Larkey, Kacey Spivey, Kim Yarbrough and narrator Lyle Schnebly.

 

 

 

NAMCAR Night Race Trailer

 

 
 

 

NAMCAR Night Race Short Film

 

 

Excessive Praise For NAMCAR Night Race

“an innovative, surrealistic comedy that audiences everywhere will surely enjoy… (from) the ultra-talented and passionate writer director Lance Khazei”
- New Filmmakers Los Angeles
“Worthy of airing on Adult Swim. Continually throws you for a loop.”
- Portland Comedy Film Festival
“an imaginative, original comedy”
- Old Weird Herald
“Like Monty Python or Mr. Show, it’s impossible to predict what’s going to happen from moment to moment… It’s a demented spin around the NASCAR track and a breath of fresh air to comedy TV.”
- What Does the Protagonist Want?
“a surreality show… irreverent, exemplary”
- Zot4Slot
“a moment of pure happiness kitsch”
- LétraSlot
 

 

Press Links

NAMCAR NIGHT RACE - INTERVIEW WITH CREATOR LANCE KHAZEI »

NAMCAR NIGHT RACE - A REVIEW »

NAMCAR NIGHT RACE - THE SLOT CAR COMEDY »

NAMCAR NIGHT RACE: LE CLIP OFFICIEL “RACE TO LIVE, RACE TO NOT DIE” »

NAMCAR NIGHT RACE: UNE SÉRIE TV SUR LE SLOT RACING »

NAMCAR NIGHT RACE A SURREALITY SHOW: INTERVISTA A LANCE KHAZEI »

NAMCAR NIGHT RACE ON FACEBOOK »

 

 
For complete cast and crew, please see IMDB.