This director has had several successful careers since leaving his native Montreal. Educated at McGill University, Chechik moved to Milan in the late 1970s and became a well-known fashion photographer...
After college, moved to Toronto to work as photographer and painter
Directed the feature adaption of the British cult television series, "The Avengers"
Moved to US to direct TV commercials and music videos in 1980s
Feature film directing debut, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
Helmed "Diabolique" a remake of the 1955 French film "Les Diaboliques"
TV series directing debut, premiere of "The Big Room" (HA! TV)
Directed the ESPN miniseries, "The Bronx Is Burning"; earned a DGA nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television
Directed episodes of the ESPN series, "Tilt"
Helmed the feature, "Benny & Joon"
Moved to Milan to work as fashion photographer in late 1970s
This director has had several successful careers since leaving his native Montreal. Educated at McGill University, Chechik moved to Milan in the late 1970s and became a well-known fashion photographer. Emigrating to the US in the early 1980s, he made a name for himself as a much-awarded director of TV commercials (AT&T, Hallmark, etc.). He then edged his way into the emerging music video industry and, with the rise of MTV, worked with such artists as Hall & Oates and Van Halen.
Chechik has won several CLIO Awards and citations from the Director's Guild of America for his work directing commercials