NAME: BEN KNECHTEL
LOCATION: TORONTO, CANADA

Exhibiting versatility, adaptability and creativity, Ben Knechtel is paving his way as one of the top Canadian music video directors. With Knechtel's eye for a story, broad experience with Behind-The-Scenes content creation for some of the world's biggest acts (Nickelback, Nelly Furtado, Hedley), and years of experience as a New Media Producer for successful 604 Records (Marianas Trench, Daniel Wesley), it wasn't a question of IF Knechtel would evolve to become one of the most sought after music video directors in Canada, but WHEN. Cue Carly Rae Jepsen's explosive chart topping hit‚ "Call Me Maybe"- the third music video Knechtel has directed for Jepsen. It's Knechtel's approachable, quirky and enthusiastic attitude makes him the type of director artists seek to work with multiple times. The 3 time MMVA winning music video for ‚"Call Me Maybe" is a prime example of Knechtel's comedic, visionary eye taking an addictive song, and creating a video worthy of going viral. And it has, currently sitting at over 200 million views worldwide on YouTube, Knechtel's direction for, "Call Me Maybe" has inspired thousands of viral memes across the globe. His tendency to sit on the pulse of pop-culture may be likened to the fact that Knechtel has lived in some of the most pop culture tastemaker cities of North America; having lived in Los Angeles, Nashville and Vancouver before settling in Toronto earlier this year.

CLIENT LIST:
• Carly Rae Jepsen
• Jackie Valentine
• Ten Second Epic
• Matt Webb
• Daniel Wesley
• Dead & Divine
• Thousand Foot Krutch