My Cornerstone, a cross- cultural film is all set to be released in Australia on October 9, 2014 . The film is produced and directed by Stanley Joseph.
Stanley has made his mark as a writer , composer , producer and director for both music and films. Stanley is a filmmaker who likes to challenge pre assumptions and set his own bench marks. He has composed several musical goals for the telefilms, tele-serials, advertising jingles etc.
Stanley Joseph’s ‘My Cornerstone’ is a story about a beautiful Indian nurse, Adina David played by Zenia Starr who travels to Australia to take care for an elderly lady from a rich Indian –Australian family.
Adina escapes the life of torture and abuse and secures a healthcare position in Australia through an employment agent in Bangalore. As soon as she arrives in Sydney , the young nurse is placed in the household of the Pintos, a wealthy Indian-Australian family to take care of Lydia Pinto (Santosh Verma) an elderly stroke victim.
An East- West type of clash immediately occurs between Adina and Lydia Pinto’s daughter-in –law . Although both are Indians , but the Australian born daughter –in-law of Lydia Pinto feels superior to anyone born in India.
The Pintos are so much wrapped up in the materialism that they not only let Adina suffer for their ignorance, but their ties as a family. Just when emotions are running high and everything seems unresolvable , their enigmatic new neighbour , Chris , (James Morcon) , appears and gathers quite a reputation.
His presence opens up a new mystery and leaves everyone thinking , “Who is this guy”.
The talented cast of the movie include Indian Australian Actress Zenia Starr who has worked in numerous short films, web serials and commercials. Her break in the Australian industry happened when she landed in a main role in Backyard Ashes working alongside Aussie icon John Wood.
Other distinguished cast and crew members include writer and actor James Morcan, who worked alongside Russell Crowe in Ben Hur: The Stadium Spectacular, actors and writers Gil and Oren Ben-Moshe who starred in their own NBS TV series, Aishveryaa Nidhi , leading actor and director, is the only Indian -Australian actress to be nominated for the Best actress Award in Short & Sweet Sydney and the only Indian director, whose work was invited to be performed at People’s Choice Showcase, Short+Sweet, Sydney 2013 , Santosh Verma, a civil engineer turned grand old actress has made her identity as a favourite Indian grandmother in Australian films . Besides My Cornerstone , Santosh has played the role of Indian grandmother in Love you Krishna and Felony.
The Cast and crew of ‘My Cornerstone’ is very enthusiastic about the release of the movie . Here are some of their experiences from has the movie.
As a writer and an actor , I would say that 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.
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.
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.
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”.
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!’.
Aish also helped in casting and Hindi translation of the film. From her school, Abhinay School of Performing Arts, she introduced Santosh Verma, who played the role of a grandmother, Janhvi and Arnav Grover who played her children and Hemant Tanna was cast as Pundit.
My Cornerstone ‘Official Trailer’
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