Oliver Power is an award-winning director working in New York and Los Angeles.
While in Tokyo for a graduate language program, Oliver found work editing trailers for Japanese feature films.
One day a record label in London posted an open call for video treatments for a Japanese drum ’n bass artist they had just signed. Oliver loved the track, wrote a treatment, won the contest and shot the video. MTV put it on heavy rotation and Mixmag lovingly referred to it as “the only drum ’n bass video worth a damn.”
Back in the States, Oliver jumped at the opportunity to edit for Ridley Scott on the definitive documentary of Blade Runner (released alongside the films 25th anniversary). Oliver went on to edit several documentary projects for Ridley Scott and Tony Scott.
Seduced by the short form, Oliver got into advertising and began cutting commercials for American Airlines, BMW, Microsoft, Nature Valley, Toyota and Verizon.
After years working alongside renowned directors, Oliver took his experience and directed his first short film, Kasa. Based on that, Shoot Magazine chose him as one of 25 Directors to Watch.
Since then he has directed several commercials and has worked with everyone from the Rockettes to Robert De Niro.
His short film 411 premiered at the Palm Springs Film Festival Shortsfest.
He is currently developing several projects for film and television and can tell you what the Japanese version of ‘the martini shot’ is.