Belltower Pictures, Inc.
2709 Monument Avenue
Richmond VA 23220
Mission Statement Belltower Pictures is a non-profit film production company founded and located in Richmond, Virginia. Our mission is to entertain and inspire by telling stories that make a positive difference in the world.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David Powers
Board Chair Mr. David E. Powers
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Contact Information
Address 2709 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone 804 254-3943
Fax 804 358-5458
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2012
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $188,000.00
Projected Expenses $166,000.00
Additional Documents
Official Belltower EPK2016View
Working Budget2015View
Belltower Pictures Report2015View
Mission Belltower Pictures is a non-profit film production company founded and located in Richmond, Virginia. Our mission is to entertain and inspire by telling stories that make a positive difference in the world.

Belltower Pictures reached a major milestone in 2016 with the release of our first feature film, By the Grace of Bob. We're currently in development of our next projects as we continue helping to build the film industry in Virginia, and nurturing the next generation of filmmakers.

Belltower Pictures has proven itself a key player in the Virginia film industry: from conception, pre-production, production, editing, and marketing - all of the content for By the Grace of Bob was created and completed in Virginia, which allowed us to produce and keep film industry jobs in the Commonwealth.

Belltower Pictures provided young filmmakers the opportunity to grow by building a strong foundation for them to succeed by providing hands-on training through our robust and application based internship program.





We are working to expand our Board of Directors to reflect more diversity. 

David Powers began working on The Prodigal Project in early 2010 and he founded Belltower Pictures as a way to tell this story. We are a unique independent non-profit film maker committed to telling stories that make a difference.

With the help of generous foundations and local philanthropists, the seed money needed to produce the film was raised and the film was green lighted by the Board in December 2014.
With the release of the film in 2016, the organization turns its attention to the next projects, four of which are in active development. Belltower Pictures is also offering its fiscal sponsorship service to other like-minded filmmakers.

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. David E. Powers
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2012 to Dec 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Paul Bickford Apex
Mr. Kim O. Boys Self Employed
Ms. Joyce Clemmons Community Volunteer
Mr. Brydon DeWitt DeWitt & Associates
Mr. Stephen Hawley Martin Hawley Martin Agency
Mr. Russ Parker retired
Mr. Ian Patrick Merrill Lynch
Mr. David E. Powers Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. David Powers

Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 500
Contractors 0
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Description Provide unpaid internship positions for high school and college students interested in making the film industry a career.
Budget $0.00
Short Term Success We received 34 applications for 12 slots.
Long Term Success We are providing hands-on experience for students who graduate from the Film Industry Training program that is sponsored by the Virginia Film Office, the Virginia Production Alliance and the VA Community College system. 
CEO/ED/Board Comments
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $188,000.00
Projected Expenses $166,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$66,266$2,108$912
Administration Expense$64,085$6,489--
Fundraising Expense$0$3,886$1,808
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.4933.536.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses51%17%34%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%1%11%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$545,762$441,901$37,919
Current Assets$5,885$441,901$37,919
Long-Term Liabilities$72,194----
Current Liabilities$98,733--$2,123
Total Net Assets$374,835$441,901$35,796
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.06--17.86
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets13%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Organization Comments


Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 prepared by Lane & Associates, P.C.
  • Financial statements prepared internally by the organization.