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A renowned genius who has perhaps influenced as many lives as any other creative thinker in the modern era was Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011). Although the history of his illustrious career in the tech industry has been well documented in books, movies and untold news articles, few are aware that Jobs was intensely interested in India – and in Yoga.

Steve Jobs and his beloved iPhone invention.

We detail this undisputed genius’s love affair with the Indian subcontinent, its people and its customs in our new release bestseller GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ. An excerpt from the book follows:

Yoga Journal published an article on September 11, 2013 about the master inventor’s lifelong relationship with the Eastern discipline.

“Steve Jobs will long be remembered as an innovator whose vision changed the way we interact with the world through technology. But what many people don’t know is that Jobs was guided by an intense interest in spirituality and yoga.”

In 1974, shortly after he had dropped out of college, Jobs traveled to India as a backpacker. He stayed on the the subcontinent for seven months and during this period he first discovered and began to practice Yoga. He cited the experiences he had of meeting Yogis at ashrams all over India as being among the most influential of his life.

The 19 year-old returned to the US an altogether different person. Two years later, in 1976, Jobs co-founded Apple (with fellow college dropout Steve Wozniak) after having the revolutionary idea of personal computing for the masses.

Some say that Jobs’ statement “I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money,” was directly inspired by this passage from the holy Indian scripture Bhagavad Gita:“Relinquishing attachment to the fruits of work, always contented, independent (of material rewards), the wise do not perform any (binding) action even in the midst of activities”.

Whether that’s true or not is open to conjecture, but reportedly, the only book Jobs ever downloaded to his iPad was Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda.

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A favorite of Jobs.

And in a 2013 interview with CNET.com, Marc Benioff, former business associate and close friend of Jobs, said guests at the iPhone/iPad/iPod creator’s memorial service were “each given a copy of the classic book Autobiography of a Yogi as per Jobs’ wishes.”

Benioff added, “He had the incredible realization that his intuition was his greatest gift and he needed to look at the world from the inside out.”

 

To read more about Steve Jobs and his love affair with India check out GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ: http://www.amazon.com/GENIUS-INTELLIGENCE-Techniques-Technologies-Underground-ebook/dp/B00QXQQWXO/

 

 

To view the discussion thread on genius intelligence (the phenomenon) in our ‘Underground Knowledge’ group on Goodreads check out: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-29-conspiracy-theories—a-discussion-group >>> Everyone’s welcome!

 

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Our multicultural romantic comedy My Cornerstone is in cinemas now and currently screening Australia-wide.

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Screening locations include Morley (Perth) WA, Marion (Adelaide) SA, Garden City (Brisbane) QLD, Sunshine (Melbourne) VIC, Southland (Melbourne) VIC, Liverpool (Sydney) NSW and Burwood (Sydney) NSW.

Here is our new 30 second trailer which is currently screening on TV:

Here are some comments from a few of our key cast members:

Zenia Starr

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“Working on ‘My Cornerstone’ was a truly unique experience for me as an actress; for the first time I had the opportunity to act in a film with both of parents and so our ‘on set family’ truly was family!
The production team, cast and crew collectively put in many long and hard hours of work to get this film shot in record timing. Contrary to our on-screen interactions for the most part of the film, many lovely friendships were made and belly-laughing memories created. I hope that the message of this film will resonate well with those who watch it.”
Romin Khan
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“If the words love, faith and hope resonate with you then ‘My Cornerstone’ is a film not be missed.
I have experienced a lot of love working on set with  ‘My Cornerstone’ team and we all had hopes regarding the faith of this movie to make it to the big screen and our dreams have come true indeed.
So please do come by and join us at the nearest event cinemas near you to celebrate this amazing journey of love, faith and hope called My Cornerstone.”
Gil Ben-Moshe
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“I am a cast member of ‘My Cornerstone’ along with my identical twin brother Oren. Apart from being a cast member I also wore several hats within the crew department. I was the first assistant director as well as the production manager. Working on My Cornerstone was a great experience, as I got to work along some of the most incredible cast and crew I’ve ever worked with. I thank producer/director Stanley Joseph for the wonderful opportunity.”
Aishveryaa Nidhi
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“It was a pleasure to play the part of Heather Pinto in  ‘My Cornerstone’. Film was so well cast that on-screen family actually became a family after the shoot. Whole cast and crew were very professional. Everybody has worked long hours to finish not one but two films in record days, which is a big achievement. Stanley has worked very hard to produce and release the film. Hats off to him!”

And lastly, myself (James Morcan)

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“Filming this ambitious international story was a mammoth undertaking and only achievable due to our highly efficient crew who pulled off untold miracles. Personally speaking, being an actor and screenwriter on the film was a tough dual assignment given the tight deadlines and the improvisational nature of the shoot. But fortunately with Stanley’s constant guidance and a very supportive cast and crew, I managed to deliver what was required.”
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Thank you so much for all your support.

See you at the movies!

James Morcan

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Director: Stanley Joseph

Writers: James Morcan (screenplay), Stanley Joseph (story)

Actors: Zenia Starr, Romin Khan, James Morcan, Santosh Verma

Cinematographer: Kent Marcus

Editor: Roy Sherfan

Producer: Stanley Joseph

Executive Producer: Akhil Chaukra

Production Company: World Pictures Australia http://www.wpafilms.com/

Distributor: Reel to Deal Pictures

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IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527256/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyCornerstoneFilm

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cALHYe5iNxY

Our soon to be released Indian-Australian feature film MY CORNERSTONE – which will screen in cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth from October 9th and then internationally later this year – has featured again in the Inside Film (IF) Magazine, the Down Under film industry chronicle.

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The article, by IF Magazine columnist Don Groves, follows (unabridged):

My Cornerstone, an international romantic comedy filmed in Sydney, greater NSW and Mumbai, opens in cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth on October 9.

Scripted by James Morcan, the plot covers contemporary issues in both Australian society and Indian communities in a fun and sexy fashion.

Like other successful cross-cultural films such as Bride and Prejudice and Bend It Like Beckham, we believe My Cornerstone has the potential to become a mainstream crowd-pleaser with both traditional Australian audiences and ex-pat Indian cinemagoers alike.

Later this year the film will screen in cinemas in various countries worldwide, followed by an eventual international DVD release.

The director and producer, Indian-Australian filmmaker Stanley Joseph of World Pictures Australia PTY Ltd, is a well-known musician and Bollywood composer turned director who lives in Sydney.

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The storyline reflects some of his own experiences as an Indian migrant in Australia. My Cornerstone is Stanley’s second feature film to date (with a third feature currently in post-production and due for release in 2015).

The film’s multicultural cast includes some of the brightest up-and-coming actors from Australia and India. My Cornerstone’s lead actress, 24 year-old Indian-Australian Zenia Starr, was recently crowned Miss India Australia and was a contestant in the 2013 Miss India Worldwide beauty pageant.

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As a result of her role in My Cornerstone and other productions including the recent Australian indie film Backyard Ashes, Zenia is becoming a renowned name in both the Bollywood and Australasian film industries.

Full article is available here: http://if.com.au/2014/10/03/article/My-Cornerstone-set-for-cinema-release/SNLWIUWYQG

Check out our film’s trailer:

And here’s a fun look at our amazing crew behind the scenes that made this film possible…

Thank you so much for all your support.

See you at the movies!

James Morcan

CREDITS:

Director: Stanley Joseph

Writers: James Morcan (screenplay), Stanley Joseph (story)

Actors: Zenia Starr, Romin Khan, James Morcan, Santosh Verma

Cinematographer: Kent Marcus

Editor: Roy Sherfan

Producer: Stanley Joseph

Executive Producer: Akhil Chaukra

Production Company: World Pictures Australia http://www.wpafilms.com/

Distributor: Reel to Deal Pictures

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IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527256/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyCornerstoneFilm

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cALHYe5iNxY

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Here’s a new trailer for my Australian-Indian feature film MY CORNERSTONE which I wrote and acted one of the lead roles in. We shot this film from Nov 2012-March 2013 at various locations in Mumbai, India and Sydney, Australia. This trailer highlights the Indian scenes in the film.

IMDb listing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527256/

Logline: A young Indian nurse moves to Sydney where she’s placed in the household of a wealthy Indian-Australian family and given the task of caring for an elderly lady.

We are currently speaking to distributors worldwide regarding the film’s upcoming release.

Thanks,
James

Here’s a trailer for my OZ-Bollywood feature film MY CORNERSTONE which I wrote and acted one of the lead roles in. We shot this film recently at various locations in India and Australia.

More news to come on the release of this film.

James

Hi All,

I am seeking distributors for my soon-to-be released feature film MY CORNERSTONE – an OZ-Bollywood romantic comedy filmed in Sydney, Australia and Mumbai, India. We will be promoting the film at Cannes next month. All territories worldwide currently available for a theatrical release.

IMDb listing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527256/

Regards,

James Morcan

Morcan Motion Pictures

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