The Coronado Chamber of Commerce presented this short film as the main attraction during the Chamber's annual "Salute to the Military" Ball at the Hotel del Coronado.
In 2018, the theme of the Salute was recognizing the Vietnam Veteran. This film features exclusive interviews with Vietnam Vets and the spouse of a former POW. They recount their experiences and provide valuable insights for today's service men and women.
Tony PerriProducerSerotonin Rising, Peace Rising, Daydream Hotel
Tony PerriWriterPEACE RISING, DAYDREAM HOTEL, SEROTONIN RISING
Runtime:19 minutes 30 seconds
Completion Date:April 20, 2018
Production Budget:18,500 USD
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
Military Ball - Hotel del CoronadoCoronado
April 21, 2018
Surf's Up StudiosCountry: United StatesRights: Internet, Hotel, Theatrical
"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. Mr. Perri is executive producer at SURF'S UP STUDIOS - an independent film, TV and digital production company.
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 observer. Featuring the DALAI LAMA, DEEPAK CHOPRA 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. Mr. Perri worked closely as a director with Disney 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; Nationally syndicated - PM Magazine; Evening Magazine (CBS) and many more Fortune 500 companies, entertainment studios and production houses.
Tony has produced and directed with many notables:
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
GEORGE H. BUSH
Directing the interviews with 19 Vietnam Veterans and the spouse of a former POW changed my life forever. Their stories and plights make a powerful impact. And I will always remember something else I heard during our interviews: Most Vietnam Veterans would rather hear another phrase when approached by a civilian - instead of someone saying to the Vet, "Thank you for your service." The Vietnam Veteran would much rather hear you say, "Welcome Home."