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 visually capture and portray 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, dedicating myself to the story we shape, I observe. I am here to tell your 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 creativity and experience to visually and emotionally capture the story we convey.
I am passionate about diving deeply into Light, colours, Nature, Earth elements and human emotions, all that I feel, surrounding us around the entire 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, as well as I let my heart and intuition guide me through the film production process.
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 developing stories and working with hand held camera movements, while using my own/cam operator's body language to bring audience closer to the characters.
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 beauty all around us, all that we are, to bring out what is best in us through the visual images.