LU senior’s films to be screened tonight in Philadelphia

Tyreece Powell

For The Lincolnian

Senior Tyreece Powell says film director and producer Spike Lee is his role model.

“Spike Lee made his first movie by the time he was 22,” Powell says. “I plan on having my first short film done by the age of 22. One day, I hope to have my work shown in independent movie festivals and hopefully, in movie theaters.”

As general manager of Lion Media’s Video Department, Powell is already on that path. Three of his short pieces will be shown tonight in Philadelphia.

“I’m excited about Friday,” Powell says.

His work will be part of the Scribe Video Center’s Where Are They Now? series. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Center, 4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor. Cost is $5.

Powell is a 2008 alum of the Scribe Video Center’s Documentary Project for Youth, which allowed middle and high school students to work with experienced filmmakers and historians to produce documentaries about issues of local historical significance.

He was introduced to the Scribe program by Esperanza Ultimar, former coordinator of the Delphi Project Foundation in Philadelphia, in 2006. Powell started off as an intern for the Scribe’s Summer Program.

At the event, Powell will show and discuss his work with the Scribe’s Summer Program, including his public service announcement, No Condom, No Love, a music video he produced, Distortion, and a promotional video for Lincoln University’s 2012 Homecoming Step Show, Clash of the Titans.

For more information, visit the Scribe Center’s website.

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