Ben Powell - Director of Photography

Photographer, documentarian, and cinematographer Ben Powell’s first feature documentary, BARGE, focuses on the culture of towboat workers not far from his home town of Cleveland, Mississippi. BARGE premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, going on to win Best Documentary Feature prizes at Indie Memphis and the Dallas International Film Festival. Ben has received artist grants from the Austin Film Society and the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, and holds a BFA in Film, Animation, and Video from the Rhode Island School of Design.  Ben also shot Colin Healey’s Homemakers and A Brave Heart: the Lizzie Velazquez Story.  He has a very nice dog.