Thomas Morgan is a globe-trotting filmmaker whose films have been on the floor of congress to changed laws, have helped win CNN Hero awards, have built orphanages, have brought immediate disaster relief, and have funded the first-ever children center inside of a refugee camp, and so much more. He is not just a filmmaker, he is a force multiplier for lasting social change. Thomas’ expertise is in helping people realize their own natural capacity to be a positive force in the world around them. HIs graduation speech at Central Michigan was so popular it led to the publication of his first book, Be a Jane or a Jill, Don’t be a Dick. His first TedX Talk, “Put on Your Underoos It’s Time to Save the World,” has been viewed over 300,000 times and serves as a lasting call-to-action for all of us to live a more inspired life.
> Q&A with Susan Sarandon after screening of Waiting for Mamu
> National Law Center Keynote Speech: Storied Streets
> CMU Commencement Address
> Keynote at Southern Utah University’s Women and Gender Studies Conference
> United States Congress on Homelessness in America
Stephen Gyllenhaal is a veteran film and television director, writer and producer. His feature directing credits include Paris Trout, for which he received a Director’s Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials, as well as the theatrical films Waterland, A Dangerous Woman, Losing Isaiah and Homegrown. In 2012, he received a DGA nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for Girl Fight. He co-wrote and directed the indie film Grassroots, which made its theatrical debut in Summer 2012, and he recently directed the indie film So B. It, based on the best-selling young adult novel. He directed the Peabody award-winning dramatic series Rectify for the Sundance Channel, Billions for Showtime, and Bosch for Amazon. His producing credits include the TV movies Living with the Dead, The Patron Saint of Liars, and A Shattered Mind. Stephen served as producer of the documentary In Utero, and will direct the followup documentary, expected to be released Fall of 2018. Along with the followup documentary, Stephen is also directing Uncharitable, based on Dan Pallotta’s best-selling book, and is in development on a narrative feature, The Nanny.
Through his work with corporations, foundations, and throughout the documentary film industry, Trevor has developed an expertise in the use of story (particularly the documentary arts) as a tool for organizational and personal growth. In this first TedX talk, From Story to Consequence, he explored the very personal way in which loved ones had used story to face death, to overcome poverty, and to inspire creative activists around the globe.
Giuseppe Pizano was a homeless youth when he was featured in the Rebelhouse film STORIED STREETS. At age 26, Giuseppe takes the TedX stage to share his incredible story, asking people to see differently, because those individuals who saw him for who he was, not what he was, helped him adapt and succeed.
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