A graduate of The Emily Carr College of Art & Design in Vancouver, Kim Derko csc studied art history, colour theory and photography before becoming a cinematographer. These studies still drive and inform her artistic approach.
She started out shooting music videos and award winning music features. She garnered a Gemini and Much Music awards for her early work and began shooting second unit on series and features: The State Within, Hollywoodland, Murdoch Mysteries and more recently: Anon and Reign.
Kim Derko’s main unit Directory of Photography credits include numerous features and series, including six seasons of The Next Step and her most recent series: In Contempt , a legal drama for BET which is airing now.
Kim is a full member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, IATSE 667, the International Caucus of Female Cinematographers and the Directors Guild of Canada.