STEPHEN R. POWELL
A native of Buffalo, New York, Stephen holds a degree in Business Management and Economics from SUNY. After working for 10-years in the industrial & aerospace field, Steve made a career track move into documentary film and broadcast television production.
Since that time he has earned screen credits as a director, story editor, producer, field producer, director of photography, and editor on over 100 national television shows and projects. These have included programs for every one of the major networks, NBC, CBS, ABC, National Geographic, Paramount, CNN, The History Channel, PBS, AP, Reuters, Discovery Networks, FOX News Channel, Travel Channel, Food Network and more. He has worked as a field producer for the 2010 Olympic Games. He has also served as a judge for the EMMY Awards, the International Documentary Association, and has also worked teaching media studies at The Park School of Buffalo. He currently serves on the Board of Professional Advisors at Hilbert College in their department of Communication Studies.
His first documentary (producer/director/writer) was a 26-minute pilot called A Round for the House (2002). Stephen directed and produced his first feature length broadcast documentary on the history of social work entitled Living Proof: Reflections on 75 Years of Social Work Education that aired regionally in 2008 on PBS.
Most recently, Stephen worked as Director of Photography in Congo for the United Nations on a documentary tracking the Ebola Outbreak there entitled Fighting for Survivors which was completed in 2020.
Currently, Stephen is directing a documentary that follows Zamir Gotta, a close friend of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain as he travels America entitled 98 Degrees West.