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Peace Rising

Follow legendary filmmaker, David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Elephant Man) as he brings together kids, students and A-list celebrities in a mission to have 1-million children meditating worldwide.

Your journey begins in the small town of Fairfield, Iowa at the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment (highlighted in an OPRAH! show) where thousands of residents and students meditate twice a day in giant Golden Domes that loom up from the Iowa cornfields.

In Fairfield, David is joined by songwriter/poet Donovan and quantum physicist, Dr. John Hagelin (What The Bleep Do We Know?!) for the school's David Lynch Weekend celebration.

Get to know the true David Lynch along with many happy and smart meditating students from across the planet.

The film concludes with a gathering of scientists and celebrities at New York's Radio City Music Hall - where David has gathered his close friends including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eddie Vedder and Mike Love to showcase David's mission of world peace through meditation.

  • Tony Perri
    Director
    Serotonin Rising, School of Thought, Daydream Hotel
  • Tony Perri
    Producer
    Serotonin Rising, School of Thought, Daydream Hotel
  • David Lynch
    Key Cast
    “Himself”
    Elephant Man, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet
  • Donovan
    Key Cast
    “Himself”
    Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow
  • John Hagelin
    Key Cast
    “Himself”
    What The Bleep Do We Know!?
  • Tony Perri
    Writer
    SEROTONIN RISING, DAYDREAM HOTEL, WELCOME HOME
  • Film Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Science, Education, health
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Santa Fe International Film Festival
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Top 5 Documentary Films
Director Biography - Tony Perri

"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:
CLINT EASTWOOD
GEORGE LUCAS
MICHAEL JACKSON
OPRAH WINFREY
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
SYLVESTOR STALLONE
JOE MONTANA
MARIE OSMOND
GEORGE CLOONEY
MOBY
MUHAMMED ALI
JULIE ANDREWS
JENNIER ANISTON
GEORGE H. BUSH
DEMI MOORE
MICHAEL EISNER
BRUCE WILLIS
COURTNEY COX
MICHAEL KEATON
ARNOLD SWARZENEGGER
ROY DISNEY
JERRY SENFELD
DAVID LYNCH
ART LINKLETTER
FRANK WELLS
YOKO ONO
DONOVAN
PAUL McCARTNEY
RINGO STARR
EDDIE VEDDER
BEAU BRIDGES
SHERYL CROW
RONALD REAGAN

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