Powell started his career as a commercial Director of Photography while finishing the Film Production program at USC. Among other brands and artists, he’s worked with Malibu Rum, Mercedes Benz, Fall Out Boy, Thrice, Fetty Wap, and LMFAO.
Always a horror film fanatic, he and Patrick Young, a screenwriter he met at USC, 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 completion, Powell has returned to working as a DoP – shooting commercially and narratively – namely completing two subsequent feature films in 2017 along with multiple tv and web spots.
He's also continued to direct high concept, short form narrative content and music videos.