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, 180 Amsterdam, BBDO, McCANN and has had the privilege of freelancing writing and/or directing for Apple, 72andSunny, 180LA, KesselsKramer, BBH, Mistress, JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi, 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 & 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.