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 PerriDirectorSerotonin Rising, School of Thought, Daydream Hotel
Tony PerriProducerSerotonin Rising, School of Thought, Daydream Hotel
David LynchKey Cast"Himself"Elephant Man, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet
DonovanKey Cast"Himself"Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow
John HagelinKey Cast"Himself"What The Bleep Do We Know!?
Tony PerriWriterSEROTONIN RISING, DAYDREAM HOTEL, WELCOME HOME
Genres:Science, Education, health
Completion Date:May 1, 2018
Production Budget:45,000 USD
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
Santa Fe International Film FestivalSanta Fe, New Mexico
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"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