An award-winning director and producer, Bowden started his path in directing while enlisted in the United States Air Force. On his off-duty time, while stationed in Germany, he directed greeting videos for the troops and Generals to send back to their family and loved ones. As a result of his efforts, he received a Letter of Commendation from the U.S.A.F. and a special thank you from former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures and Television from the Academy of Art University, he moved on to directing and producing commercials, corporate videos, television shows, and feature documentary films. Bowden was first publicly recognized for his directing talents in 2002 when his Fed Ex commercial "Faster Than You Think", won him a Gold CLIO, an ANDY, and an AAC Best Commercial Director award.
Bowden founded and is CEO of Castleland Productions, an HD video production studio and advertising agency located in Los Angeles. In addition to scripted and reality television shows and feature films, Castleland Productions specializes in the production and media buying placement of local, regional, and national television commercials as well as producing infomercials, direct response advertisements and corporate videos.