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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 Perri
    Director
  • Tony Perri
    Producer
    Serotonin Rising, Peace Rising, Daydream Hotel
  • Mike Woiwode
    Producer
  • Susan Gillingham
    Producer
  • Tony Perri
    Writer
    PEACE RISING, DAYDREAM HOTEL, SEROTONIN RISING
  • Film Type:
    Documentary
  • 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
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Military Ball - Hotel del Coronado
    Coronado
    United States
    April 21, 2018
    World Premiere
    Main Attraction
Distributor Information
  • Surf's Up Studios
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet, Hotel, Theatrical
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. 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:
CLINT EASTWOOD
GEORGE LUCAS
MICHAEL JACKSON
OPRAH WINFREY
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
SYLVESTOR STALLONE
JOE MONTANA
MARIE OSMOND
GEORGE CLOONEY
MUHAMMED ALI
JULIE ANDREWS
JENNIER ANISTON
GEORGE H. BUSH
DEMI MOORE
MICHAEL EISNER
MICHAEL KEATON
COURTNEY COX
ARNOLD SWARZENEGGER
ROY DISNEY
DAVID LYNCH
FRANK WELLS
PAUL McCARTNEY
RINGO STARR
EDDIE VEDDER
BEAU BRIDGES
SHERYL CROW
RONALD REAGAN

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Director Statement

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."