We are storytellers that use the art of film to transform audiences from passive viewers – sitting in a theater waiting to be entertained – to inspired, active and vocal members of our tribe.
We use film to manifest real change in the world – we build schools in refugee camps, homeless shelters across America and orphanages in Nepal.
Our supporters come together not just for a single film but for the entire journey – donating time and money, hosting screenings and sharing these stories with friends, family and community. Our community is one of true believers – we can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together next.
Square Zero exists not only because we want to make the world a better place and not only because we love making these amazing films. We believe we can do both. What makes Square Zero unique is:
We make award winning, critically acclaimed films.
Our films have purpose – giving voice to those unheard and drawing attention to issues often ignored.
Our work extends beyond the film. We create paths for people to DO something after the credits roll – to be part of a solution and to take part in something bigger than themselves.
About Thomas Morgan
“Thomas Morgan is more than a filmmaker. He’s an astute observer of the human condition with a visionary drive to tell the stories of others in order to make the world a better place.” – Steve Stein, Inside Asia
Thomas Morgan is a film Director whose films have been leveraged 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 $1.4M which helped to build a permanent home, The Butterfly Home, in Kathmandu and assisted in supporting the ongoing education of these children.
His latest film, Soufra, was a New York Times and LA Times critics pick, won several film-festival awards around the world and screened at the Vatican. The film tells the story of generational refugee Mariam Shaar and her quest for the basic right to own a business—a food truck. Soufra was used to raise nearly $1 million to build a school in the camp and now 150 refugee children have access to education.
Morgan was 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. He has been a keynote speaker many times on Capitol Hill and twice before the U.S. Congress. His TED Talk entitled Put On Your Underoos It’s Time To Save The World has been seen viewed by hundreds of thousands 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.
Soufra (Documentary) – Director, Executive Producer, Producer 2017
Lucky Me (Documentary) – Director, Producer, Writer 2017
India’s Daughter (Documentary) – Executive Producer 2014
Silenced (Documentary) – Executive Producer 2014
Storied Streets (Documentary) Director, Producer, Writer 2013
Waiting for Mamu (Documentary short) – Director, Producer, Writer, Executive Producer 2013
Among Brothers (Scripted feature) – Director 2005