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“NAMCAR Night Race music video” Official Selection Austin Comedy Short Film Festival 2016


This is a mock rock, Journey inspired music video set to the original theme for NAMCAR Night Race, a “surreality show” depicting a model car racing league. Drivers push the limits of their toy cars, friendships and bitter rivalries as they brave extremely fake conditions and the final frontier in racing, a frontier of plastic, plaster and diecast metal. A “NASCAR on acid,” the show introduces itself as a mock sports presentation before giving way to more and more bits of surrealistic comedy. Written, directed and executive produced by Lance Khazei. Original theme song by Lance Khazei and Michael Sherwood. For full credits, please see the IMDB listing. NAMCAR stands for the National Association of Model Car Auto Racing

Director Lance Khazei

Lance Khazei is an Emmy nominated writer, producer and director with produced credits in television, feature film and new media. A prolific writer and creator, Lance has developed and written television comedy for Fox, ABC, MTV, Dreamworks, Disney Animation, Klasky Csupo, Jim Henson Productions, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and NBC Studios. He has written late night and sketch comedy for John Leguizamo, Bill Maher, and Chevy Chase, as well as animated shorts for Robin Williams. Lance has sold original screenplays to and written feature films for MGM, New Line, Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures, working primarily in the comedy and action genres. Lance sold his action comedy graphic novel “Dionysus” to Archie Comics Entertainment. Lance produced HuffPost Live for its run in Los Angeles. The show was named Mashable’s Best Media Innovation of 2012 and earned a Webby Award in 2013. Lance was named a producer to watch in 2015 by Indie’s UNITE! Lance Khazei is breaking through as a director of ascending comedy talent. Fox Digital hired Lance to write and direct the sports competition comedy “BRA League” featuring Rob Delaney (Amazon’s “Catastrophe”) and Brittany Furlan (the Queen of Vine). “NAMCAR Night Race”, an independent television comedy Lance wrote, directed and produced premieres in 2016. The show features Theo Von (Netflix’s “Theo Von: No Offense”), Scout Durwood (MTV’s “Mary + Jane”), Whitney Rice (host, The Tiny, Tiny Talk Show), Ian Abramson (named L.A. Weekly’s Best Up and Coming Comedian in 2015) and Dat Phan (winner, NBC’s Last Comic Standing). Lance is the son of an Iranian-American surgeon and an Italian-American nurse who met in the operating room in Pittsburgh. Lance was born in Boston and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire. Before his work in the entertainment industry, Lance graduated from Harvard with honors and worked for City Year, a domestic Peace Corps.

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