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 pilot film is an extended first look at a television 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 pilot film, official music video and promotional trailer all screened to thirty-one total wins and honors worldwide in 2017.

NAMCAR Night Race wins and nominations include multiple Audience Awards, Best Television Pilot, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Ensemble Comedy, Best Comedy Short, Best Mockumentary, Best Original Concept, Best Los Angeles Creators, 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. 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 and Sulinh Lafontaine.


 

 

NAMCAR Night Race Trailer

 

 

NAMCAR Night Race pilot film

 

 

Recent Festivals

 

 


 

 

 

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
“It’s brilliant. Hope Lance Khazei will be directing more.”
- MovieMaker Magazine
"NAMCAR Night Race is not simply a television series waiting to happen, it’s an ingenious piece of postmodern, comedic art ready to usher in a brave, new universe of funny. The show teems with writer, director Lance Khazei’s dynamic, charmingly playful style and cutting edge, head tripping sensibility.”
- Kapow Intergalactic 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… a demented spin around the NASCAR track and a mind-bending piece of TV-land hysteria.”
- What Does the Protagonist Want?
“a surreality show… irreverent, exemplary”
- Zot4Slot
“pure happiness kitsch”
- LétraSlot
 

 

Press

 

MovieMaker Stage 5 Interview with Writer Director Lance Khazei

 

WHAT DOES THE PROTAGONIST WANT? - A REVIEW »

OLD WEIRD HERALD - INTERVIEW WITH CREATOR LANCE KHAZEI »

MOVIE MAKER MAGAZINE - Interview with Director Lance Khazei »

ZOT4SLOT - THE SLOT CAR COMEDY »

LÉTRATSLOT - LE CLIP OFFICIEL “RACE TO LIVE, RACE TO NOT DIE” »

LÉTRATSLOT - UNE SÉRIE TV SUR LE SLOT RACING »

ZOT4SLOT - NAMCAR NIGHT RACE A SURREALITY SHOW: INTERVISTA A LANCE KHAZEI »

NAMCAR NIGHT RACE ON FACEBOOK »

 

 
For complete cast and crew, please see IMDB.