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Miss Bermuda Contestants Greet Commuters

Miss Bermuda Contestants Greet Commuters

With just under two weeks until the new Miss Bermuda is crowned, the contestants continue to prepare and make appearances in the community, and were out this morning [June 27] greeting morning commuters alongside Johnny Barnes.Under the direction of Milika Trott Seymour, the Miss Bermuda Pageant was brought back last year after a hiatus of over a... Read more of this article

‘Atlantic’ Spotlights ‘Mr. Happy Man’

‘Atlantic’ Spotlights ‘Mr. Happy Man’

The film “Mr. Happy Man” — the story of 88-year-old Johnny Barnes, who spends each morning wishing Bermuda’s commuters well — is spotlighted at “The Atlantic” magazine’s on-line site along with its director Matt Morris. The magazine’s film critic Jason Sondhi selected “Mr. Happy Man”... Read more of this article

Johnny Barnes Video Tops 100,000 Views

Johnny Barnes Video Tops 100,000 Views

Within three days of Director Matt Morris uploading the full version of “Mr. Happy Man” documentary online, it has garnered over 100,000 views. The award winning documentary features Bermudian Johnny Barnes, the well known morning greeter on Crow Lane who has spent decades waving to commuters. Posted on video sharing network Vimeo, the film has... Read more of this article

Video: Johnny Barnes Documentary

Video: Johnny Barnes Documentary

Director Matt Morris has placed the full version of “Mr. Happy Man” online for viewing. The award winning documentary features well known Bermudian Johnny Barnes, with the film’s synopsis saying “Come rain or shine, 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him... Read more of this article

Johnny Barnes Film Wins Documentary Award

Johnny Barnes Film Wins Documentary Award

‘Mr Happy Man’, a documentary on Johnny Barnes, won the ‘Best Documentary Short’ at the 13th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham last month. Director Matt Morris said he was browsing photographs on Flickr.com one day and came across an image of Mr. Barnes with a caption describing the living Bermudian legend’s morning... Read more of this article

Johnny Barnes In The Cup Match Spirit

Johnny Barnes In The Cup Match Spirit

With Cup Match ready to kick off at the end of next week [July 28/29] Johnny Barnes – well actually the statue bearing his likeness on East Broadway – is in the full Cup Match spirit. Ribbons of the traditional Cup Match colours adorn each side of the statue, greeting commuters as they head into Hamilton. Related StoriesBermuda... Read more of this article

Johnny Barnes Film to Screen in U.S.

Johnny Barnes Film to Screen in U.S.

He’s the man who has taken the Bermudian emphasis on “Good morning!” to its logical extreme — and earned the love and admiration of thousands of Bermuda residents and visitors in the process. Now the world is about to be introduced to Johnny Barnes — retired bus driver and Hamilton commuters’ morning  greeter at... Read more of this article

‘Mr Happy Man’ to Debut in Bermuda

‘Mr Happy Man’ to Debut in Bermuda

‘Mr Happy Man’, a documentary on Johnny Barnes, will debut at the Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] in March. The film has also been accepted to the Florida Film Festival. Mr Barnes, the well known morning greeter on Crow Lane, has spent decades waving to commuters and is a well known part of Bermuda’s fabric. Director Matt... Read more of this article

‘All You Need is Love Like Mr. Barnes’

‘All You Need is Love Like Mr. Barnes’

What the world needs now is unconditional love — just like the kind Bermuda’s Johnny Barnes dispenses to Hamilton communters every morning, according to an American life coach. Writing at the “Huffington Post” about ongoing fall-out from the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, life coach, writer and... Read more of this article

Locals Wanted For Johnny Barnes Film

Locals Wanted For Johnny Barnes Film

An award-winning American film director who is filming a documentary on Johnny Barnes is seeking locals to appear in on-camera interviews. Mr Barnes, the well known morning greeter on Crow Lane, has spent decades waving to commuters in the morning and is due to be the subject of a documentary titled “Mr Happy Man.” Director Matt Morris said... Read more of this article

Director Seeks Funds for Johnny Barnes Film

Director Seeks Funds for Johnny Barnes Film

American film director Matt Morris is operating an e-based campaign to raise funds to produce a documentary about Bermudian Johnny Barnes. Mr. Barnes, well known as the morning greeter on Crow Lane, has spent over two decades waving to commuters in the morning.Mr. Morris says the reason he wants to do the documentary is that “Johnny has a lot... Read more of this article