John Knecht is an American Writer, Film Director and Creative Director whose work includes award-winning television commercials, music videos, episodic online comedy sketches and short films.
He's worked in America and Europe at advertising agencies Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco and 180 Amsterdam, BBDO, McCANN and has had the privilege of freelancing writing and/or directing for 72andSunny, 180LA, KesselsKramer, BBH, Mistress, JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi, Euro RSCG, DDB, Publicis, Razorfish, just to name more than a few. His work has been awarded at Cannes, The One Show, Art Director's Club, D&AD, London International, AICP, The Effies and other strange sounding accolades his parents may never fully understand.
He co-directed FunnyOrDie’s first ever internet movie, The Don Dolmes Story, an 18 minute short film starring Seth Morris, Ballers’ Rob Corddry, The Big Short’s Adam McKay, The League’s Jason Mantzoukas and Paul Scheer, and 24’s Mary Lynn Rajskub. With 9 million views and counting, it's exceeded absurd expectations absurdly.
He’s perpetually working on a photo-journalist book about touring bands, with stories and photographs from bands like The Walkmen, Beach House, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, Ben Kweller and Camper Van Beethoven, to name a few. Will it become a digital book? A documentary film? An NPR show? Heck yeah!
John currently lives in Seattle with his wife Kate and their two wildling sons.