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, Thrice, 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 worldwide release, Powell and Patrick have finished principal photography on a second feature in the fall of 2018.
Meanwhile Powell has pursued his own career as a director while simultaneously working as a DoP – commercially and narratively. Namely: shooting three 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.