From the producer and director of SEROTONIN RISING (DALAI LAMA & DEEPAK CHOPRA) and PEACE RISING (DAVID LYNCH & DONOVAN) a new feature film, DAYDREAM HOTEL.
DAYDREAM HOTEL is the first feature film to be shot at the historic and world famous, HOTEL DEL CORONADO since PETER O'TOOLE made the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film, THE STUNTMAN there in 1979. Before that MARILYN MONROE, JACK LEMMON and TONY CURTIS came to the iconic HOTEL DEL CORONADO in 1958 to make the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning film, SOME LIKE IT HOT.
It's Summer of 2022 and a young Nebraska girl, Maddie Portman, discovers a million-dollar Gold Pass to the DAYDREAM HOTEL - where lucky guests are digitally transformed into the fantasy character of their choice. But when Maddie decides to be transformed into a Mermaid she has no idea that on the night of her transformation, a devious plot is put into action by a competing hotel owner, Betty Blackstone, who creeps into the hotel's frightening underground tunnel and attempts to steal the Ignitor Rod required to fire-up the digital transformation energy source.
Betty's plan literally backfires when she and her henchman, Harry Canon, lose grip of the precious Rod and it gets sucked-up into the light-energy wire grid - causing a massive short-circuit. The highly-charged electrical surges knock out the human digital power supply and send intense lightening-like electric charges out to sea - where Maddie is swimming as a mermaid. The lightning bolts race through the water and destroy Maddie's mermaid fins and she is stranded too far out in the Pacific Ocean to safely swim back to shore.
But Maddie is not the only fantasy character guest in dire trouble on this surreal night at the DAYDREAM HOTEL. Before they were transformed, Maddie became fast friends with a shy rich girl, Sloan Soung, who received the rare DAYDREAM HOTEL Gold Pass for her 18th birthday. Sloan went against her parent's wishes of transforming into a "Fairy Tale Princess" and secretly decided to be digitally manipulated into 2022's hottest and sexiest teen pop star, Gold. It's during Gold's exciting concert performance in front of thousands of fans when Betty's plan down below goes haywire and massive electrical charges rush up into Sloan's Gold-transformed body, causing her to convulse wildly and fall hard to the ground. The concert becomes a chaotic scene and no one is aware that Maddie is struggling for her life against a cold rough current miles out to sea.
The third digital transformation guest is a Chicago foreign car mechanic, Michael Bale. Michael is a husband, father and completely unsure about who he truly is and what he wants in life. After winning the DAYDREAM HOTEL Gold Pass on a TV game show, Michael chooses the resort's newest fantasy character, the super hero lover, Alpha Romeo. Among many super-hero powers, Alpha has the ability to impress the ladies with doing one-thousand, one-handed push-ups per minute and the uncanny power to "come and go" at will. Michael gets knocked unconscious from the crippling power surges while having some "Alpha" fun with several women. When he finally comes to, Michael realizes he still has one super power leftover.
Up until the year 2020 - the world-famous Hotel del Coronado was a well-known California beach resort where presidents and movie stars wined, dined and made famous films, such as Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. But in 2018, while digging under his hotel to create a thrilling high-speed elevator ride deep into the center of the earth, the Hotel Del Coronado's eccentric proprietor, Mr. Sugarman, discoveries a strange glowing mineral. Sugarman calls in the noted archeologist, Otis Von Sink, who conducts compression tests on the blue-colored rocks.
Von Sink is amazed when he realizes that the minerals discovered 5-miles under the hotel actually have living organisms within their core! He immediately contacts the infamous Clone-ologist and DNA manipulation specialist, Dr. Herschell Flint, who conducts his own experiments. Within a year, Flint concocts a highly explosive yet powerful formula. Von Sink and Flint work tirelessly together, compressing the newly formulated minerals with high-speed light energy. The dynamic duo experiment with the super-strong formula to manipulate a human's DNA and digitally transformed people into unworldly creatures...not very nice unworldly creatures.
But with a little tweaking, Flint and Von Sink get the balance of blue minerals and light-energy just right - and they create a menu of “Safe" fantasy characters for lucky hotel guests to choose from.
Antonio PerriDirectorSerotonin Rising, Peace Rising
Tony PerriProducerSerotonin Rising, Peace Rising
Genres:Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Runtime:1 hour 7 minutes
Completion Date:May 11, 2018
Production Budget:88,500 USD
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
50th Annual Houston WorldfestHouston
February 7, 2018
Best Comedy Award
"Tony has brought amazing story ideas and a strong creative energy to his many TV and film productions for the Walt Disney Company.” - Roy Disney.
TONY PERRI is an Emmy Award and Film Festival winning producer, writer and director. He is executive producer at SURF'S UP STUDIOS - an independent film, TV and digital production company.
Perri produced the world's most-watched satellite TV news releases when he produced and directed the Walt Disney Company's first and only "DISNEY-RUSSIA Film Festival" news and entertainment stories from Moscow, Leningrad and St. Petersburg in what was then, the Soviet Union.
Tony provided the world's broadcast networks and entertainment shows with footage and interviews of Mickey Mouse and Roy Disney visiting Red Square, the Kremlin and Gorky Park.
More than 350-million viewers from across the planet watched Mr. Perri's news and entertainment stories direct from Russia. The Disney-Russia Film Festival included four Disney films never-before-seen in the Soviet Union including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - and Fantasia (which includes music from Russian composers).
Tony's most recent films include the documentary PEACE RISING starring Academy-Award-nominated director, DAVID LYNCH and featuring PAUL McCARTNEY, DONOVAN, MOBY and MIKE LOVE.
PEACE RISING follows students in the small Iowa town of Fairfield - where most of the kids (and adults) meditate twice a day.
Mr. Perri's first feature film is SEROTONIN RISING - a film that addresses the scientific discovery that if you perform a kind act for someone else, your serotonin rises and you strengthen your immune system. Same thing happens to the recipient of the good deed, as well as any observers! Featuring the DALAI LAMA, SWAMI KRIPANANDA, DEEPAK CHOPRA, DR. JOE DISPENZA (WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW!?) and DR. LARRY DOSSEY.
Tony was on staff for many years with the Walt Disney Company, producing, writing and directing both live and recorded TV and movie specials. He worked closely as a writer, producer and director with Walt Disney Company executives Michael Eisner & Roy Disney.
Mr. Perri has produced hundreds of productions for KPIX-TV; Warner Bros. Studios; LucasFilms; Paramount Pictures; Disney; SONY; Princess Cruises; PM Magazine; Evening Magazine (CBS); Anaheim Angels; Movies of the Week (NBC) and for many more Fortune 500 companies, entertainment studios and production houses.
Tony has produced and directed with many notables from locations around the world:
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
GEORGE H. BUSH