New Hope Film Festival
- JULY 2019
THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: One of Joe’s very successful clients Devang Patel, anonymously funded the documentary about his life, “Connected: The Joe Polish Story” and 11-time Emmy Award winner (and Genius Network Member) Nick Nanton produced it. He knew a movie was being made, but had no idea who the anonymous backer of the documentary was. It wasn’t until November 3, 2018 at the Genius Network Annual Event when we ended up playing the documentary that it was revealed to be Devang Patel.
When Joe saw the documentary for the first time in front of just under 400 people, it brought many people to tears…
Afterwards, Devang shared that before being a part of Genius Network, he made a lot of money and was running a multi-million-dollar business...but he said he wasn’t as good of a husband as he could be and wasn’t as happy as he could be. It was by being a part of Genius Network that he discovered how to be a better husband, a better father, a better friend and a better person.
And that’s a big part of what this film is about: Becoming a better person...a better Entrepreneur...a better human...and doing it through CONNECTION. Getting connected to others, getting connected to YOURSELF, and the transformation that’s possible in your life and the lives of those around you when you do.
- Joe Polish’s Team & The Genius Network
P.S. Here’s a synopsis that was written about the film: “Connected is the breakout biopic documentary from 11-time Emmy Award winner Nick Nanton that follows Joe Polish: business man, marketing guru, and worldwide connecter. Delving into his hardships from growing up and succumbing to the powers of addiction to ultimate success, Joe is a man with a positive attitude who was determined to not only get clean, but become a powerful force in business. Through a failed carpet cleaning business, a growing rolodex and a lot of life lessons, Joe became the positive energy who founded Genius Network, an exclusive place where industry titans from the corners of the globe come together to cultivate their next big ideas. Figures including Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, and Ariana Huffington attribute many of their own successes to Joe, and also appear in the film.”