With the Olympics coming to LA in 2028, The Berrics (along with Nate Morley and WRKS Collection) produced a series of stories highlights the momentous occasion for LA28. In this video, Felipe Gustavo shares his story of coming to the USA from Brazil to pursue his dream, from learning how to speak English, applying for work visas, green cards, to finally getting his citizenship, what it’s like to live in LA – the skateboarding capitol of the world, his excitement for LA28, and what it meant to him to be the first skater to ever appear at the Olympics during the Tokyo 2020 Games.
“I was the first picked, you know, the first heat, the first skater… the first dude to ever compete in the Olympics… the first trick was going to be mine… I was honored to be that one.” – Felipe Gustavo on Tokyo 2020 Games
Watch the full video, above, and stay tuned for more stories from LA28!
Co-Directed: Steve Berra, Dean Singleton
Producer: Marissa Ribisi
Camera Operators: Tommy Paz, Alex Horton, Dean Singleton
Editor: Dean Singleton
You can catch Felipe in action at the 2022 World Skate Championships happening February 5-12 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where precious world ranking points on the road to Paris 2024 are on the line! ?
We don’t need to tell you that Gustavo has been a regular featured player at The Berrics for over eleven years—he even has his own keys to the park. Between his many Battle At The Berrics matches (beginning with 2011’s BATB 4), his multiple Run & Gun entries (winning the first year, in 2013), and dozens of other projects with us, he’s easily logged thousands of minutes of footage in the past decade. Check out some of his work with us, below: