Powell started his career as a commercial Director of Photography while completing his BA in Film Production at USC. Among many other brands and artists, he’s worked with Malibu Rum, Mercedes Benz, Fall Out Boy, Pentatonix, Fetty Wap, and Disney.
Always a horror film fanatic, he and Patrick Young, a screenwriter in the same undergrad class, decided to take a leap of faith in Producing and Co-Directing their feature film debut, BASTARD two months after graduating. Since the film’s domestic and worldwide release through Fox Home Entertainment, After Dark Films, and Tombstone Entertainment, Powell and Patrick have finished directing (with Powell also lensing) their second feature, Threshold, in the fall of 2018. The film is a thriller/drama, unscripted, and shot over 11 days across 3 states, entirely on iPhones.
Meanwhile Powell has pursued his own career as a director while simultaneously working as a DoP – commercially and narratively. Namely: shooting four feature films, countless shorts that have earned him multiple Cinematography awards and selections at SXSW and Slamdance, and directing the tour visuals for Seven Lions 2017 Horizon tour along with several other music videos. Most recently Powell has Directed and DP’d a brand commercial for BEI Construction.