Come rain or shine, 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the island’s most cherished citizens.
Audience Award for Best Short Film- AFI/Discovery Silverdocs
Best Documentary Short Film- Sidewalk Motion Picture Festival
Honorable Mention- Nashville Film Festival
Ideal Award- Adventure Film Festival
DOC NYC, Aspen Shortsfest, Florida Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Bermuda International Film Festival, International Film Festival Boston, RiverRun Film Festival, Palm Springs Shortsfest, Mountainfilm Telluride, Gold Coast International Film Festival, AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs, Traverse City Film Festival, Maine International Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival
Special Edition DVDs and Mr. Happy Man t-shirts available at: MattMorrisFilms.com
Bermuda production services: Panatel VDS
Color: Company 3
Sound: Skywalker Sound
Johnny Barnes can still be found at the roundabout on Crow Lane outside Hamilton, Bermuda every weekday from 4 A.M. to 10 A.M. You can watch Johnny talk about the film here: vimeo.com/22299643
Watch my previous short documentary, Pickin' & Trimmin', here: vimeo.com/31066145
Thanks to Samantha Astwood, who is interviewed in the film but not credited.