"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