About Stephen R. Powell
Stephen R. Powell has been working in film and television for nearly 20-years.
A native of Buffalo, New York, he holds a degree in Business Management and Economics from SUNY. After working for 15-years in the industrial & aerospace field, Steve made a career track move into the documentary film and broadcast television production arena.
Since that time he has earned screen credits as a director, story editor, producer, field producer, director of photography, camera operator, and editor on a wide variety of projects. These have included programs for every one of the major networks, NBC Television, CBS, ABC, National Geographic, The History Channel, PBS, AP, Discovery Channel, FOX, Travel Channel, Food Network and more. He also served as an embedded field producer, living in the Olympic Village for the duration of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. He has also served as a judge for the EMMY Awards (NE Region) in 2009 and 2010 and currently serves on the Board of Professional Advisors at Hilbert College at their department of Communication Studies.
Steve has a long history of activism and community involvement. Many of his projects highlight important local issues and showcase his commitment to social justice. These often bring to light aspects of life in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. that might otherwise go unnoticed including his work on the award-winning documentary “The Forgotten City”, a gritty, real-life portrayal of urban life in Buffalo.
His latest film, Anatomy of a Riot tells the dramatic and disturbing story of the Attica Prison uprising and is an evaluation of New York’s current correction system.
Steve is now in production on an in-depth documentary on the opiate and heroin epidemic in America.