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Hart & Dana Perry on their wedding day at Southwood in 1989

Hart & Dana Perry on their wedding day at Southwood in 1989

Best known for their original and innovative documentaries, Hart and Dana Perry work together at Perry Films. The company's expertise lies primarily in cinema verité and archival documentaries, as well as art projects. 

Hart's first job was as a cameraman on the 1969 Woodstock film. He has shot three documentaries that won Academy Awards, made holograms for Salvador Dali on a laser printer he helped invent, and made his first music video for Alice Cooper in 1971.  He has created many documentaries about music, culture, politics and social issues.  

Dana's most recent film, "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1" won the 2015 Oscar for short documentary.  

She has produced and directed dozens of  programs, which have aired on PBS, HBO, ABC, TLC, VH1 and the Sundance Channel. Her award-winning documentary "Boy Interrupted" premiered in competition at Sundance in 2009 and has been seen in over 35 countries world-wide.  

Together Hart and Dana have produced well over 50 films since Perry Films was founded in 1989.

At Southwood they maintain organic gardens, a lumber business with portable sawmill, livestock and beehives in addition to the rental houses and event sites.