Kim Derko c.s.c. is a full member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, IATSE 667, the International Caucus of Female Cinematographers and the Directors Guild of Canada.
A graduate of Emily Carr College of Art & Design in Vancouver, Kim Derko csc studied art history, colour theory and photography before becoming a cinematographer. She also currently represents Directors of Photography in IATSE 667 Executive Board in Toronto.
Kim Derko is shooting Star Falls for Nickelodeon / Breakthrough Films and has wrapped her fifth season shooting the Family Chanel hit series The Next Step. She has directed 6 episodes of The Next Step. Also she has directed two episodes of "Odd Squad" for PBS and several short films which have all premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. "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 garnered a Gemini Award win for cinematography 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", as well as VFX splinter unit for ANON.
Ms Derko has just wrapped D.P.ing the second season of the television series: Lost and Found for Disney/Family Channel.