"Driven: Journey of a Champion" follows16-year-old Marco Kacic, an aspiring Kelowna Formula 1 racer, and his family.
"Driven: Journey of a Champion" follows the story of a teen athlete, 16 year old Marco Kacic, one of the youngest Racing Drivers from Kelowna, BC. Currently competing in the Formula 4 series internationally. Marco aspires to make his way into Formula 1 professional racing. With his family working as a team to achieve his dreams, we will see the sacrifices, financial struggles(racing and training can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars), dangers of formula driving, and victories on Marco's journey. Filmmaker Eduardo Parra follows Marco through his journey. He also endeavours to meet one of his heroes: Ricardo Sanchez, a LeMans and GT Series Professional Driver, based in England, a mentor who will show him the way of success. This is a story about family, and chasing your dreams.
Meet our talented, hard-working and driven team! Hailing from all parts of the world, the Vancouver indie scene brought us together to tell Marco's story. We are a passionate group of people and we hope to shed light on Marco's journey
Definitely one of the reason this Story needs to be told. Behind a great Family, there are great Parents and this man has given everything for his.
Based on an urban definition, Mother : The only woman in the world who will still cradle you in her arms even if you've stabbed her loving heart each time you've hung up her calls, thrown away her delicious food just because your friends thought Subway was cool; got a red-ink stained progress report; told her to go away in the presence of your apparently 'cool' friends, ignored her for telling you to do your school work before play; taking juvenile revenge on her for only protecting you from the seemingly harmless evils in the world around you. Amy is the Soul of this great Family.
Jerry Kroll is Marcos manager and CEO of Meccanica. Meccanica is Marco’s main sponsor. Jerry saw something in Marco back in karts a few years ago and he was extremely instrumental in Marco making the move from karts to cars. To make a long story short, it never would’ve happened without Jerrys support and believe in Marco.
Former Nissan NISMO Race Car Driver and Actual Grupo INDI and Audi racing in GT3 Blancpain Series and LeMans.
Michael Duncalfe is the owner of Exclusive Autosport. Marcos first year in Cars was racing for Michaels team in Formula 1600. Michael and Marco have a great relationship and Marco learned a lot from Michael last year. Marco only did the first half of the season due to financial difficulties but Marco strongly feels that he learned a ton in that half season due to Michael.
Robin Francis is a good friend from karting. Robin has spent quite a few years around Marco at the kart track. I’m sure Robin can tell you what Marco is like at the kart track, on and off the track. Marco is good friends with Robins son Kyle. Kyle was Marcos teammate in karting.
Brandon Reed is Marcos engineer this year. Marco talks extremely highly of Brandon and his skills. Marco has had a ton of confidence in the car set up due to Brandon.
West Kelowna’s Marco Kacic has been racing cars since he was five years old – and could be on the cusp of making it to the top of his sport. The 15-year-old, who recently won his debut F4 race in California, started out racing go-karts before working his way up to bigger and faster vehicles.
West Kelowna racing driver Marco Kacic has won another race in California. The 16-year-old star, who earlier this month announced he had secured the funds necessary to compete in the 2019 season, finished first in the opening round of the F4 Formula Pro USA Championship in Sonoma at the weekend. Marco won each of the races in the double-header after qualifying on pole both times.
A young racing star from West Kelowna has secured the funding necessary to compete in the 2019 season – and to keep his dream of making it to the very top on track. Marco Kacic, 16, was worried as recently as February that he would be prevented from racing this year due to a lack of cash. It costs more than $100,000 to race in his preferred competition, the F4 Formula Pro US Championship.
We will feature professionally shot interviews with all our subjects, as well as behind the scenes racing footage.
Stabilized gimbal technology combined with tiny sports cameras will put viewers right in the action and point of view of 16 year old racer.
High speed race footage with long telephoto lenses will capture the excitement and danger of formula racing.
By targeting Formula racing fans and media outlets we hope to gain traction for Mario Kacic's story. We hope to leverage our meeting between a celebrity LeMans and GT Series Professional Driver and Marco to gain followers organically and thru promoted posts.