Joe Penna, known online as MysteryGuitarMan, is a guitarist, animator, and filmmaker. In January 2011, he was the most subscribed in Brazil. As of May 2012 his channel has over 2.1 million subscribers, and his videos have been viewed over 315 million times.
In 2010, Penna’s “Root Beer Mozart” was featured on CNN’s morning show Morning Express with Robin Meade and on Germany’s nationally broadcasted Taff show. Penna’s collaboration with YouTubers Rhett and Link and Billy Reid for “T-Shirt War” garnered national attention.Following the success of the original, Penna and the original cast were hired to produce a national television and cinema spot for Coca-Cola and McDonalds.
Penna was recently highlighted by CNN Money on their Best Jobs series. Penna was selected as one of the top 10 new directors of 2010 at the 20th Cannes Lions Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase with “T-Shirt War”Guitar: Impossible” was selected for the YouTube Play Shortlist, which is a collaboration between YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum.