Kim Derko c.s.c. is a full member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, IATSE 667 and the Directors Guild of Canada. She currently represents Directors of Photography in IATSE 667 Executive Board in Toronto. A graduate of Emily Carr College of Art & Design in Vancouver, Kim Derko studied art history, colour theory and photography before becoming a cinematographer.
Kim Derko is in prep for her fifth season shooting Family Channel hit series The Next Step. Recently, she directed two episodes of “Odd Squad” for PBS.
Ms. Derko garnered a Gemini Award win for photography of Youkali Hotel in 2004, and won Best Cinematography for “A Winter Tale” at the Zuma Film Festival 2006. She was also nominated for a Canadian Screen Award 2011 for best photography in a comedy series for “Winging It”.
Feature film D.P. credits include – for Rodman Flender: “The Nature of the Beast, John Greyson: “The Law of Enclosures”, Su Rynard: “Kardia”, Frances Anne Solomon: “A Winter Tale”, and Keoni Waxman: “The Highwayman”, as well as second unit Director of Photography for television movies: “The Robber Bride”, “The Good Times are Killing Me” and the BBC mini series: “The State Within”.
Kim Derko has directed several short films which have all premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and “Coronation Park” co-directed, in collaboration with Su Rynard premiered at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. She has directed numerous music videos and spots for VH1, and won a best independent music video award at Canada’s MMVAs for Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet’s “They Don’t Call them Chihuahuas Anymore”.
Ms Derko has just wrapped D.P.ing the third season of the television series: Lost and Found for Disney/Family Channel.