Thomas Morgan, Director   Thomas Morgan is a film Director whose films have been labeled “Filmanthropy” as he has leveraged each of them to create lasting movements with a specific call to action. In his first film, Storied Streets, Morgan captured the painful reality of homelessness in America and gracefully unearths pain and personal triumphs of those living unhoused in our country. Through the film he has elevated awareness of the problem on thousands of college campuses, petitioned in front of Congress, and pushed for laws to make violence against the homeless a hate crime and the abolishment of laws criminalizing homelessness.  With the 2013 documentary short film, Waiting for Mamu, he speaks to the power of one person through the story of Pushpa Basnet, who at age 21 began helping free innocent children from the prison floors in Nepal. The award winning film has raised over $1M which helped to build a permanent home, The Butterfly Home, in Kathmandu and assisted in supporting the ongoing education of these children. He is also the Executive Producer of Silenced, a film about US government whistleblowers, and India’s Daughter, an Oscar contending film about the rape and murder of a 23-year old medical student in India.  Morgan has been a keynote speaker many times on Capitol Hill and twice before the U.S. Congress. He also spoke for the PPL forum at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and at 2013 at the United Nations. His TED Talk entitled Put On Your Underoos It’s Time To Save The World has been seen viewed by hundreds of thousands. He has done one of the most unusual TEDx Talks from Nepal soon after the earthquake while providing relief to Pushpa Basnet and her children and was the commencement speaker at his alma mater given what has been called “One the best commencement speeches of 2015” Thomas attended college at Central Michigan University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 1990. Morgan worked as real estate developer and investment banker for most of his career. In 2009, after a “series of unlikely events” Morgan left the corporate world behind to become a documentary filmmaker and activist.

Thomas Morgan, Director

Thomas Morgan is a film Director whose films have been labeled “Filmanthropy” as he has leveraged each of them to create lasting movements with a specific call to action. In his first film, Storied Streets, Morgan captured the painful reality of homelessness in America and gracefully unearths pain and personal triumphs of those living unhoused in our country. Through the film he has elevated awareness of the problem on thousands of college campuses, petitioned in front of Congress, and pushed for laws to make violence against the homeless a hate crime and the abolishment of laws criminalizing homelessness.

With the 2013 documentary short film, Waiting for Mamu, he speaks to the power of one person through the story of Pushpa Basnet, who at age 21 began helping free innocent children from the prison floors in Nepal. The award winning film has raised over $1M which helped to build a permanent home, The Butterfly Home, in Kathmandu and assisted in supporting the ongoing education of these children. He is also the Executive Producer of Silenced, a film about US government whistleblowers, and India’s Daughter, an Oscar contending film about the rape and murder of a 23-year old medical student in India.

Morgan has been a keynote speaker many times on Capitol Hill and twice before the U.S. Congress. He also spoke for the PPL forum at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and at 2013 at the United Nations. His TED Talk entitled Put On Your Underoos It’s Time To Save The World has been seen viewed by hundreds of thousands. He has done one of the most unusual TEDx Talks from Nepal soon after the earthquake while providing relief to Pushpa Basnet and her children and was the commencement speaker at his alma mater given what has been called “One the best commencement speeches of 2015” Thomas attended college at Central Michigan University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 1990. Morgan worked as real estate developer and investment banker for most of his career. In 2009, after a “series of unlikely events” Morgan left the corporate world behind to become a documentary filmmaker and activist.

Suraj P. Upadhiah, Director   Suraj is the CEO of Air Amber, a social impact organisation working to co-develop communities with the fundamentals of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).  Suraj is passionate in building uplifting relationships between people and communities that inspire positive action. Suraj has travelled extensively seeking the adventure in learning from each relationship that he encounters.  His passion and dauntless spirit has led to numerous large, medium and small scale efforts to improve and dignify the lives of those in marginalised circumstances. He has also served in the corporate sphere, always seeking to connect personally with clients and ensure the highest level of delivery in projects. Suraj was immersed in both sports and the arts during his schooling years.  He captained the rugby team and later the theatre club. Suraj graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The State University of New York, Buffalo. Suraj is a committed young man who is driven by his inspired conviction to co-create a world filled with compassion and NOT pity. He strides forth with a skip and a smile loving and living every moment of life.

Suraj P. Upadhiah, Director

Suraj is the CEO of Air Amber, a social impact organisation working to co-develop communities with the fundamentals of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).

Suraj is passionate in building uplifting relationships between people and communities that inspire positive action. Suraj has travelled extensively seeking the adventure in learning from each relationship that he encounters.

His passion and dauntless spirit has led to numerous large, medium and small scale efforts to improve and dignify the lives of those in marginalised circumstances. He has also served in the corporate sphere, always seeking to connect personally with clients and ensure the highest level of delivery in projects. Suraj was immersed in both sports and the arts during his schooling years.

He captained the rugby team and later the theatre club. Suraj graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The State University of New York, Buffalo. Suraj is a committed young man who is driven by his inspired conviction to co-create a world filled with compassion and NOT pity. He strides forth with a skip and a smile loving and living every moment of life.

Tiziana Tan, Director   Tiziana is a serial entrepreneur who loves laughing at the odds. She is passionate about igniting youths through business which is a common foundation in all her business ventures as well as personal commitments. She is the Founder and CEO of Brain Juice Collective, the first youth-run marketing agency, education and venture ecosystem. By pioneering a hybrid model of dedicated consultants and a diverse youth talent network, she has grown a healthy six-figure business and meaningfully engaged more than 2000 youths in the span of two years.  The group added education and ventures in 2016 and have since launched several successful start-ups and initiatives including an online grocer supporting a local urban farm as well as a special-needs artist driven product line.  Besides consulting for the likes of Rocket Internet and AIA, she believes in growing her passion and growing others through speaking, conducting workshops and mentoring.  She has spoken and run workshops in technology, marketing, social impact and business for the National Youth Council, Singapore Management University, Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) and more. Her engagements are designed to build passionate innovators, equipping participants with the heart and skills to start their own business or initiative regardless of their learning needs.  Tiziana is also an avid children’s book and toy collector, through which she is constantly inspired.

Tiziana Tan, Director

Tiziana is a serial entrepreneur who loves laughing at the odds. She is passionate about igniting youths through business which is a common foundation in all her business ventures as well as personal commitments. She is the Founder and CEO of Brain Juice Collective, the first youth-run marketing agency, education and venture ecosystem. By pioneering a hybrid model of dedicated consultants and a diverse youth talent network, she has grown a healthy six-figure business and meaningfully engaged more than 2000 youths in the span of two years.

The group added education and ventures in 2016 and have since launched several successful start-ups and initiatives including an online grocer supporting a local urban farm as well as a special-needs artist driven product line.

Besides consulting for the likes of Rocket Internet and AIA, she believes in growing her passion and growing others through speaking, conducting workshops and mentoring.

She has spoken and run workshops in technology, marketing, social impact and business for the National Youth Council, Singapore Management University, Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) and more. Her engagements are designed to build passionate innovators, equipping participants with the heart and skills to start their own business or initiative regardless of their learning needs.

Tiziana is also an avid children’s book and toy collector, through which she is constantly inspired.