Maggie Olkuska, DFF
Director of Photography
I was born in 1991 in Krakow, Poland, and I am based in Copenhagen, Denmark. I came into the film industry with a desire to bring and tell life-changing, inspiring, memorable stories and ideas into life.
In 2012 I studied Film & TV production at Technical College in Denmark.
I attended the Polish National Film, Television & Theatre School in Łódź, Poland for Direction of Photography between 2015-2016.
What I offer & create
When I work with creating a visual style for a film, I start by listening and observing. I am here to tell your (director's) story in the most aligned way. When I choose a project, know that I will be fully committed to supporting your vision, while bringing my own insights, creativity and experience to visually tell your story.
I am passionate about diving deeply into Light, colours, Nature, earth elements and human emotions, all that I feel, surrounding us around the world. Elements that we can all relate to.
Embracing the dialogue of emotions plays a huge role in my work. I am interested in working with technology, light physics, as well as I let my heart and intuition guide me through the process.
My intention to work with light is to create unique and aligned visual atmospheres on set to help a director tell a story; to accentuate and enhance actors' performances; to guide the audience through out the film. Another priority of mine is to provide a space for actors on set by creating an environment where they can act, perform or improvise freely. I enjoy working with hand held camera, while using my own body language to bring audience closer to the characters. Each new collaboration allows me the opportunity to grow and adjust to each new story we tell.
I am committed to working on projects which are pro-life, which can inspire us to think, to feel, to sense, to laugh more and to embrace all that we are, to bring out what is best in us through the visual images.
In recent years I have had wonderful opportunities to film in a variety of countries such us: Denmark, Norway, Poland, Germany, Malta, Nepal, Cuba, Tanzania, Philippines, Colombia.
My Film were screened at variety of film festivals: IDFA, CPH:DOX, Berlinale, SXSW, CPH:PIX, Manchester Film Festival, Dok.Fest München, Sydney Film Festival, TIFF