Kim Derko c.s.c. is a full member of the Canadian Society of CinematographersIATSE 667, the Directors Guild of Canada & The International Caucus of Female Cinematographers

Derko shot the remake of Cronenberg's 1977 RABID- a feature film directed by the Soska Sisters, produced by Back 40 Pictures which premiered at Fright Fest in the UK this August.

Kim Derko also shot Season 2 of Save Me for CBC / ITHENTIC for creator Fab Filippo which is streaming on CBC Gem now.

Other work this past year included shooting Tandem Unit for 2 episodes of Suits Season 8 and 2nd Unit on Schitt’s Creek. Previous 2nd unit Director of Photography credits include Reign , VFX Unit for the feature film ANON, The Robber Bride, The Good Times are Killing Me and the BBC mini series: The State Within.

Kim Derko csc was a camera operator on Martin Scorcese's documentary about SCTV, shot at Toronto's Elgin Theatre.

DP series credits include In Contempt for BET /Viacom, a legal drama starring Erica Ash and Star Falls for Nickelodeon / Netflix,  five seasons of Family Chanel’s hit series The Next Step and the television series: Lost and Found Music Studios for Disney/Family Channel.

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".

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.  

Feature film D.P.  credits include - Rodman Flender’s: "The Nature of the Beast" - ABC / Family, & “Midnight Masquerade” - for Hallmark.

Indie Features include Su Rynard’s "Kardia", John Greyson’s "The Law of Enclosures, "Frances Anne Solomo’s: "A Winter Tale" and Keoni Waxman’s "The Highwayman".

Kim Derko has directed 6 episodes of The Next Step and two episodes of "Odd Squad" for PBS along with 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". 

IN CONTEMPT for B.E.T. in Toronto

IN CONTEMPT for B.E.T. in Toronto

Director Credits:

THE NEXT STEP  (Series - 7 episodes)

  • I Have a Vision (2017)

  • Oh Brother! Why Art Thou Here?

  • Kiss and Tell (2016)

  • Heat of the Moment (2016)

  • It's My Party (2015)

  • Just Dance (2014)

  • Can't Fight This Feeling (2013)

ODD SQUAD  (Series 2 episodes)

  • The Curious Case of Pirate-itis

  • /Oscar the Couch (2015)

  • No Ifs, Ands, or Robots

  • /Worst First Day Ever (2015)

WINGING IT  (Series 2012) 

  • Announce of Prevention (2012)

Save Me S2
Save Me S2

Represented by

Sohrab Merchant
The Characters Talent Agency