Romero Britto’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries, and for the first time ever his fans will experience a glimpse into his early years as an artist.
Britto has inked an exclusive deal with Miami film producer Armando Gutierrez to re-create his life story for audiences across the world. The feature film will travel to locations around the world to portray an authentic perspective of Britto’s career milestones, and it is scheduled to premiere at the end of 2021.
Born in Jaboatão dos Guararapes, on the northeast side of Brazil, Britto lived and grew up among a family of eight brothers and sisters. Self-taught at an early age, Britto painted on scraps of paper, cardboard, or any medium he could find before coming into his own. In 1983, he traveled to Paris where he was introduced to and inspired by the works of Matisse and Picasso.
In 1989, Britto moved to Miami where he developed his unique art style of happiness, fun, love and hope while inspiring millions worldwide. The feature film will depict these early parts of his career where he often struggled to make ends meet. Britto lived in Coconut Grove for a few years before opening his first studio. Although he faced adversity, his use of vibrant, iconic imagery and fun patterns always reflected his optimistic view of the world around him.
Romero Britto has created numerous public and private art installations, not to mention the largest in the history of London’s Hyde Park. Britto worked on the opening of Super Bowl XLI in collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil, and served as the official artist for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, an ambassador to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, an honorary torch bearer, and an ambassador for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Britto also has held two exhibitions at the Louvre Museum in Paris and was the first living artist to exhibit at Museo Soumaya in Mexico City.
As the most licensed artist in history and the founder of The Happy Art Movement, Romero Britto has since lent itself to many collaborations with international brands such as Disney, Hasbro, Mattel, Bentley, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, NBC Universal, Evian, Hublot, Carnival Cruise Line, Absolut Vodka, Samsung, LG and Apple. Beyond his career accolades, this movie will dive into Britto’s personal life which has often been shielded from the public spotlight.
The executive producers of this feature film include Lucas Vidal, Kory Apton and Peter A. Lees.