Rocky started out, of all things, as a suit at the London office of J. Walter Thompson, one of the most venerable advertising shops in the world. He quickly followed his love for creating images and made the jump over to still photography after graduating from Art Center. That work led him to live action, primarily with real people and celebrities. He has worked on campaigns with some of the world’s most successful brands like Walmart, Southwest Airlines, Budweiser, Harrah’s Casinos, Hasbro, Lowes, Verizon, Conoco, Subway, Sea World, Home Depot, Popeyes Chicken, CNBC, Tx. Tourism, Tx. Lottery and many others.
Rocky’s easy going manner has led him to work with many celebrities including Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Owen Wilson, Matthew McConaughey, Lance Armstrong, Reese Witherspoon, Morgan Freeman, Jake Gyllenhaal, George Strait, not to mention leaders of the free world President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.
Today Rocky Powell works mostly within the categories of real people, comedy, spokesperson and storytelling; the last category culminating in the completion of his first major theatrical film release, LANGUAGE OF A BROKEN HEART. (see link for info, trailer and accolades)
When he’s not busy shooting, Rocky’s time is taken up by family and music. He hosts intimate concerts at Rockhouse Films the likes of Bob Schneider, Nickel Creek, Richie Havens, David Lindley, Jimmy LaFave and David Wilcox. After shows usually means heading up to his office to play some of the over 80 instruments he has collected.