THE PORTAL, an experiential feature documentary produced by international meditation expert Tom Cronin and directed and produced by Jacqui Fifer, will be released in cinemas around Australia on October 17.
The film will open at selected cinemas including Dendy Newtown (Sydney), Dendy Cooparoo (Brisbane), Cinema Nova (Melbourne), Wallis Cinemas (Adelaide) and Luna Cinemas (Perth).
THE PORTAL asks the question – what would happen if 7 billion people all meditated? Could it shift the trajectory of our planet? THE PORTAL is an immersive, cinematic experience that answers the question: How can we really change the world?
Through heart-opening contemplation and shared experiences of transformation on a personal scale, with global implications, six ordinary people (and a robot) show how stillness and mindfulness can unlock personal change and ignite a planetary shift, providing hope to humankind.
Filmed in the US, Canada, Australia and a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, THE PORTAL is richly visual and sonically powerful.
Tom Cronin is founder of The Stillness Project, a global movement to inspire one billion people to sit in stillness, daily. Tom is passionate about reducing stress and chaos in people’s lives. His ongoing work in transformational leadership and cultivating inner peace through meditation takes him around the world presenting keynote talks in Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico and the USA, hosting retreats, mentoring clients across the globe, teaching in schools, writing books, hosting mindfulness courses in the corporate sector and creating The Portal film-book experience, all as part of his commitment to the current planetary shift.
Jacqui Fifer is dedicated to film, story and music as tools to shift consciousness and the former international DJ brings a philosophy of seamlessness and union to everything she does. She has had an extensive career in the film industry as Producer, Director and Line Producer of such films as Better Watch Out (2016), The Osiris Child (2016), Infini (2015) and the multi-award winning dramatic feature Concealed (2017) that she produced. She also co-directed the 2012 and 2013 “Dona I cinema” (Women and Film) festival in Spain. THE PORTAL is her directorial debut.
Enter THE PORTAL
Supported by insights from three of the world’s foremost futurists and philosophers, THE PORTAL opens hearts and minds to an exciting vision for humanity transformed.
THE PORTAL weaves a captivating and vibrant tapestry of technology, love, existentialism, human potential, brain-hacking, stillness and inner peace. It is an experiential and genre-defining approach to personal change as we embark on the next phase of human evolution.
The film is a powerful showcase of the unique potential our species has if we take time for stillness, and gives the audiences a powerful toolkit for positive transformation—proving we can change our world from the inside out.