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Our clients create breakthroughs.
We tell their stories.

Our clients create breakthroughs. We tell their stories.

Powderhouse is a video storytelling company focusing on engineering, life sciences, tech, and innovation.

Powderhouse is a video storytelling company focusing on engineering, life sciences, tech, and innovation.

For over two decades, we’ve been creating powerful video content for some of the world’s most successful companies, institutions, media networks, and government agencies. Our work has been seen by millions of people across the planet, and recognized with multiple awards. How can we help with your video project?


Video Strategy

Video is a key tool in companies’ marketing and branding strategies. But even a great video is worthless if it’s not seen.  We make sure your videos reach their target and make an impact.

Global Production

Our production teams have traveled to over 100 countries. And we’re just as happy filming around town.

Media Management

As your use of video grows, keeping track of all your digital content can become a burden.  We organize, catalogue, and back-up your digital content in a safe, easy to retrieve form.


Project Management

Success takes planning. We work with you to define your project’s goals and metrics for success, and make sure those goals and metrics are achieved.



Our editorial teams combine some of the best producers, writers, editors, and technical artists in the industry.



Considering growing your own video production capacity? We help you cost it out, advise on technology, train your team, and provide backstopping to fill in the gaps.

Some of our work

Toughest Job Ever


Nova Hunting The Elements

Inside your Black Lab

Gecko Feet Stick!

I swallowed a camera!

Fantastic Flying Machine

Tight squeeze in Panama

Bolts that squirt!


Brazil’s Massive Hydro 

…and something a bit different

Joel Olicker | Co-Founder and CEO

As head of Powderhouse, Joel has created or supervised hundreds of hours of science and technology programming on subjects as diverse as bridge and tunnel construction, nanotechnology, brain surgery, forensic science, PTSD, and evolution. Prior to forming Powderhouse, he produced programs for the PBS series NOVA. He started his career as an editor in New York City. He’s taught production and post-production at Hampshire College and at the Maine Workshops.

Robert Kirwan | Executive Producer, Cameraman, Editor

Rob is award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer, and editor. He is currently executive producing “The Great Build” for Powderhouse, a multi-year story of one of the world’s most ambitious construction projects.  Rob has mentored dozens of young editors and post-production artists.

Douglas Stevens | Audio and Music Producer

Douglas is a veteran audio producer, musician, and performer. He’s produced themes and tracks for many of  TV’s most popular shows, and thousands of corporate clients.

Cathy Kleckner | Office Manager

Cathy brings with her a background in management, marketing and accounting.  She uses her organizational skills to manage the day-to-day operations of the office and enjoys working in our creative environment.

Liza Weingarten | Assistant Producer

Liza is passionate about using storytelling to connect people and enact change. She’s a native Bostonian and graduate of Columbia University, where she studied journalism and urban development.  In her spare time she can be found on a hike or eating her way around the city.

Brianna Lynch | Assistant Editor

Brianna is an aspiring editor who plans to become an A.C.E. member one day. She is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, and has earned multiple awards, including a 2013 Student Honorary Emmy Award for Best Editor.

Raphael Weikart | Intern, Motion Graphic Design

Raphael studies Graphic Design at Carnegie Mellon. “I’m interested in motion graphics and adding delight and wonder to user experiences. Successful Graphic Design and video production have something in common – they communicate stories and emotions in a short amount of time.”

Matthew Simonelli | Intern, Production

Matthew is a communications student at Curry College. He was recently recognized by the New England Student Emmy Awards for producing and writing his short film,  “Reflexivity.”

Daniel Chelemer | Intern, Development

Daniel is a senior at Boston University’s College of Communication. Outside of school, he has worked at MyDamnChannel in New York, and at editing boutique Engine Room Edit in Boston’s Back Bay.

A few of our clients


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7.5.2016 – Powderhouse launches new website

Powderhouse launches v.2.0 of their WordPress site. Powderhouse is a video storytelling company focusing on engineering, life sciences, tech, and innovation.