THE PIXEL PAINTER documentary was released on July 23, 2013. The short film showcases the life and work of Hal and his big day at a Senior Center Art Gallery Show. After making the rounds on the festival circuit and three million online views, Microsoft licensed the footage for a 2014 Super Bowl commercial.
IMDB's Review of The Pixel Painter:
It’s obvious why this short documentary is blowing up in a big way. Hal Lasko is an incredibly compelling figure: a 97-year-old modest spitfire whose lust for life manifests itself in art created on MS Paint. Not only is he talented and achingly patient, he’s sweet and affable in that way that makes you want to adopt him as your own.
And through the joyous, sometimes emotional storytelling of Josh Bogdan and Ryan Lasko, Hal has become everyone’s grandpa.