(picture-lock, composing the music score)
About the film
“10/10ths” is a measurement used in motorsport racing describing how hard the driver is pushing their car to the absolute physical limit. At 8 or 9/10ths, the driver is pushing their car extremely hard, but not to the absolute limit of 10/10ths. Pushed any harder and both the car and driver will ultimately lose control.
Are we afraid to fail? Are we afraid to “start the race” within ourselves? How often are we pushing ourselves to 10/10ths in our lives? Do we strive for the win or are do we settle with just being in the race?
“10/10ths” is a true story of dreams, struggles, and unwavering perseverance in grassroots motorsports. The story brings additional insight into the massive BMW community that includes Bimmerfest, Monterey Festorics, BMWCCA autocrossing, and so much more. Follow the journey of a team of everyday individuals, as they build their first BMW M3 racecar from the ground up in only 5 weeks to compete in the United States Touring Car Championship racing series. The trials and tribulations could easily shake the confidence of any competitive race team. This inspiring motorsport documentary is a quest for wins but brings unique life lessons… some harder than others.
This documentary is a collaborative endeavor between Executive Producer Marco Solorio, race team owner Joe Gaffey, and Producer/Publicist Suzette Mariel. “10/10ths” is single handedly crafted by filmmaker, director, cinematographer, editor, colorist, and music composer, Marco Solorio.
Cover Letter About the Filmmaker, Marco Solorio
The film “10/10ths” is more than a documentary motorsport film, but an example of a change in the filmmaking industry as a whole. Marco Solorio, the core filmmaker of “10/10ths”, took it upon himself to essentially create the film, as director, cinematographer, writer, editor, visual effects artist, music composer, audio mixer, and color grader of the film. Marco’s philosophy is that today filmmakers have the ability to use low cost gear to achieve high quality results, using today’s vast technological advancements in digital cinema production and post-production.
Marco has worked professionally in the film/video/audio industry for three decades and has collaborated with seasoned individuals in their crafts, however, it was his goal to undertake producing a film of complex magnitude and determine if one person could accomplish it. Marco acknowledges that performing all of the major production and post-production roles from start to finish has been the most arduous project of his career, but it has also been the best experience of his life. He believes that he can be an inspiration to other filmmakers that may not have the resources at hand but still want to make their own feature films. The making of “10/10ths” is a story but also a real life experience about overcoming challenges with a deep belief about stepping in to your potential as a person and assuming risk to achieve greatness.
From the co-creators
As the Director of this feature film, I’ve got the rare opportunity to combine two of my passions in life: Filmmaking and BMWs. For years I’ve wanted to combine both of these passions, but nothing ever fell into place… until now. As a longtime BMW owner and enthusiast, I’ve enjoyed my share of fun with these cars over the years, from Laguna Seca to the Nürburgring, to competitive autocrossing wins (BMWCCA, SCCA), to simple friendly enthusiast gatherings.Marco Solorio, Director & Executive Producer
With the help of some very talented individuals that share my passion, we have built a home for so many BMW enthusiasts like us. Every day I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a talented group of people. This film is our passion, our pride and our humility. We race because it is the hardest thing to do in the automotive world with insane demands and overwhelming glory.Joe Gaffey, Executive Producer
10/10ths Log Line (50 words)
“10/10ths” is a true story of dreams, struggles, and perseverance in grassroots motorsports. Follow the journey of a team, as they build their first BMW M3 racecar in only 5 weeks to compete in the USTCC racing series. This inspiring documentary with unexpected twists and turns brings unique life lessons.
10/10ths Log Line (long)
“10/10ths” is a true story of dreams, struggles, and unwavering perseverance in grassroots motorsports. Follow the journey of a team of everyday individuals, as they build their first BMW M3 racecar from the ground up in only 5 weeks to compete in the United States Touring Car Championship racing series. This inspiring motorsport documentary is a quest for wins but brings unique life lessons… some harder than others. These life-lessons take you and the race team on a journey unlike any other, with unexpected twists and turns from the initial racecar build, to the racing circuit, Bimmerfest, Monterey Festorics, autocrossing, to the final 2-hour endurance race. This documentary is a collaborative endeavor between Executive Producer Marco Solorio, race team owner Joe Gaffey, and Producer/Publicist Suzette Mariel. “10/10ths” is single handedly crafted by filmmaker, director, cinematographer, editor, colorist, and music composer, Marco Solorio.
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