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 Video awards for her early work.
Kim Derko’s recent film credits include a remake of Croenenberg’s RABID, a feature film directed by the Soska Sisters. Also, streaming right now is the CBC Gem series Save Me S2. Other Directory of Photography credits include features and series, including: In Contempt, a legal drama for BET, six seasons of The Next Step for Family Channel and Star Falls for Nickelodeon.
Second Unit Director of Photography credits include: Anon, Reign S4, Hollywoodland, Schitt’s Creek, Suits S8, The State Within and Murdoch Mysteries.
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.