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.
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.
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.
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.