Jared Knecht is a multidisciplinary director with a background in writing and cinematography. Originally hailing from Wilmington, NC, Jared’s work is marked by his curiosity, free spirit and passion for adventure. His short film “Skümaskot,” shot on location in Iceland, was a selection for this year’s Cannes Short Film Corner.
From a young age, Jared pursued filmmaking by creating videos for non-profit organizations, including Compassion International, Life Without Limbs, Sevenly and Crossway. A self-taught filmmaker, Jared moved to New York and moved up through the production ranks. As a cinematographer, he’s shot commercial work for Redbull, Victoria’s Secret, and Chambourd; live programming for Vevo; and an upcoming MTV series. He recently directed spots for Zildjian and Brixton.
As a filmmaker, Jared is dedicated to bring out unflinching emotional honesty in his work.