Maestro Fresh Wes (Wes Williams) is a two-time Juno Award winner (12 nominations), four-time MuchMusic Video Award winner and a Gemini Award nominee. His 1989 album Symphony In Effect was the first rap album to go gold and platinum in Canada. Symphony In Effect received the first ever Juno Award for Rap Album of the Year when the category was created in 1991. Wes recently wrapped filming the second season of CBC’s comedy Mr. D in Halifax, which he plays high school teacher Paul Dwyer. His motivational book Stick To Your Vision was recently nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award.
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Exhibiting versatility, adaptability and creativity, Ben Knechtel is paving his way as one of the top Canadian music video directors. Knechtel has broad experience with some of the world’s biggest acts (Nickelback, Nelly Furtado, Hedley), and years of experience as a New Media Producer for 604 Records (Marianas Trench, Daniel Wesley).
Knechtel directed Carly Rae Jepsen’s explosive chart topping hit “Call Me Maybe”- the fourth music video he has directed for Jepsen. The 3 time MMVA winning music video for “Call Me Maybe” is a prime example of Knechtel’s comedic style, taking an addictive song, and creating a viral sensation. Currently sitting at over 385 million views worldwide on YouTube, Knechtel’s direction for “Call Me Maybe” has inspired thousands of viral meme’s across the globe.