About Paul (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paul Perry (www.paulperryproductions.com)is the co-author of several New York Times bestsellers, including Closer to the Light, Transformed by the Light and Saved by the Light, which was made into a popular movie by Fox-TV. His work has appeared in National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, Reader's Digest, and several other popular periodicals. His books have been published in more than 30 languages around the world.
In 1986 Paul's interest in the effects and meaning of near-death experiences led him to a professional involvement with Dr. Raymond Moody, considered to be the founder of near-death studies. The two have written five books together (Paranormal, Glimpses of Eternity, The Light Beyond, Coming Back and Reunions). All tolled he has written or co-written more than 10 books on the subject of near-death experiences, four of which have become New York Times bestsellers. His most recent books are two bestseller with Jeffrey Long, MD (Evidence of the Afterlife, and God and the Afterlife) and Dying to Wake Up: A Doctor's Voyage into the Afterlife and the Wisdom He Brought Back, with Rajiv Parti, MD.
Paul is also a documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on worldwide television. His best known film, Jesus, the Lost Years was first the subject of a book he wrote for Random House, Jesus in Egypt, which follows the trail believed to be used by the Holy Family as they fled into Egypt to escape the murderous soldiers of King Herod. He returned to Egypt to produce and direct Visions and Miracles: Out of the Land of Egypt, a documentary film that chronicles modern visions that are confirmed by film or video or with scientific evidence, as with miraculous healings (www.visionsandmiracles.com). His most recent documentary, AFTERLIFE, tackles the fascinating subject of near-death experiences and interviews scientists who have researched proof of a life after death. It also features a number of people who have died and returned to tell their astounding stories (www.paulperryproductions.com). That film was on Netflix for five years and was reissued by Sony in 2017.
DALI'S GREATEST SECRET, a documentary about surrealist artist Salvador Dali is Paul's latest project. The film was nominated at the Madrid International Film Festival in 2014 for Best Director and Best Documentary. It is about a secret painting done by Dali, The Vision of Hell, and how its subject, a vision that took place in Fatima, Portugal, had a profound effect on his life and work. The painting was hidden beneath a nun's bed for 30 years and was rediscovered in 2005. Read a recent article about the painting and movie at: http://paulperryproductions.com/paul-perry-interview-dali-villas-golfe-magazine-may-2017/
MUMMIES OF LISBON, an excavation of 80 mummies hidden in a church in Lisbon, Portugal, has been issued by SMG Media and Sony and is currently available on Amazon Prime and many other outlets.
Paul is currently working on a documentary film series about Medieval relics, which he expects to complete in 2018.
Paul is a graduate of Arizona State University and a former fellow at the prestigious Gannett Center for Media Studies at Columbia University in New York City. He taught magazine writing at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, and was Executive Editor at American Health magazine, a winner of the National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Since becoming a full-time writer, Paul has written or co-written more than books on a variety of subjects, from the paranormal to piracy.