Janek Lowe | Biography

I'm a director based in Toronto, Canada.

Since 2014 I've made more than 70 broadcast and digital campaigns for RBC, Toyota, Manulife, Ford Motor Company, General Mills, Harry Rosen, Molson, and others.

My work has earned more than 20 honours and awards including: 2018 ‘Bronze’ CASSIES Award (Manulife Bank); 2017 ‘Gold’ Canadian Marketing Association Awards (Manulife Bank); 2015 ‘Silver’ ADCC Award (Molson Canadian); and a 2015 ‘Short Listed’ CLIO Awards (Molson Canadian).

When not directing commercials, I’m developing several film and TV projects including an animated kids series for Legendary Digital.

I started in film and TV as a production assistant, and worked my way up to development executive before enrolling in journalism school. As a photojournalist, I covered stories for the Winnipeg Free Press and the Waterloo Region Record. 

I attribute my success to preparation and running with the best idea in the room.

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Selected Awards

Bronze -- 2018 CASSIES - Underdog Category -- Manulife Bank: "Mortgage Truth" 

Silver -- 2017 Canadian Marketing Association Awards - Advertising Financial -- Manulife Bank: "Mortgage Truth" 

Gold -- 2017 Canadian Marketing Association Awards - Digital Financial -- Manulife Bank: "Mortgage Truth"

Silver -- 2015 ADCC Awards - Experiential, Single -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Silver -- 2015 ADCC Awards - Out of Home Enhanced, Single -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Won -- 2015 Advertising & Interactive Awards - Non-Traditional Single -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Won -- 2015 Advertising & Interactive Awards - Experiential/Event -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Silver -- 2015 Atomic Awards - Experiential Engagement -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Short Listed -- 2015 CLIO Awards - Out of Home Ambient -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Short Listed -- 2015 Cannes Lion - Cyber Award -- Molson Canadian: "The Beer Fridge - O Canada"

Finalist -- 2013 Ontario Newspaper Awards -- Feature Photography - migrant farm workers

Finalist -- 2013 Ontario Newspaper Awards -- Online Video Production - Short doc: "Mission Demolition"