After years of dedication, sacrifice, and sweat, Julio Sauce an undocumented immigrant, lines up at the NYC marathon to compete against the world’s most elite runners in an attempt to be the fastest man in New York City.


Julio Sauce came to the U.S. from the Ecuadorean Andes fifteen years ago searching for a better life. Having never run before, Julio saw the New York City marathon on TV and said ‘One day, I’m going to do that.’ In the midst of a struggling to make ends meet, working long and hard days in the back of a kitchen, and raising a family, Julio manages to run up to 80 miles a week in preparation for the biggest race in the world, the New York City Marathon.



Jose Sauce in Theo Rigby's Marathon Film



Theo Rigby
Kate McLean


Jason Sussberg


Sound Design
Peter Albrechtsen


Original Score
William Ryan Fritch


Yoni Brook, Theo Rigby, Lindsay Mann, David Alvarado, Joshua Z Weinstein


Jamie Northrup


Aspect Ratio: 2K, 17:9
Shot on: RED Epic, Canon C300, Sony FS700