- Tuesday, May. 2, 2017
- NEW YORK
Bicoastal production company m ss ng p eces has added director Jared Knecht to its roster for commercial representation. A multidisciplinary director with a background in writing and cinematography, Knecht most recently directed “See Yourself In Others,” the flagship ad for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival out of agency DDB New York. Knecht lands his first career spot/branded content representation via m ss ng p eces.
Knecht’s 2016 short film Skümaskot, shot on location in Iceland amid extreme conditions, was an official selection for the Cannes Court Métrage (Short Film Corner). He has also directed spots for Zildjian and Brixton, and as a cinematographer has lensed spots for Red Bull, Victoria’s Secret, and Chambord. Knecht taught himself various facets of filmmaking from a young age, creating videos for non-profit organizations including Compassion International and Sevenly.
“There are few things more exciting than working with a young talent like Jared,” shared Kate Oppenheim, partner and executive producer at m ss ng p eces. “His films and commercials are filled with a look that immediately stands out from the crowd.”
Knecht said he was drawn to m ss ng p eces in part by “their excitement and energy.” He described the company has having “a great culture that fosters a close-knit familiar approach to work. But I’m truly excited because we share the same passion for storytelling. They are risk takers not just on a technical frontier but daring to make great work that speaks to the human condition.”