Maggie Olkuska
Director of Photography, DFF


Maggie Olkuska, DFF - Director of Photography, Camera Operator - based in Copenhagen, Denmark

Attended Film & TV production at KTS, Technical College in Denmark in 2012, and The Polish National Film, Television & Theatre School in Łódź, Poland for Direction of Photography in 2015-2016. 

Member of The Danish Association of Cinematographers DFF 
and The International Collective of Female Cinematographers ICFC since May 2017

CV: Résumé (PDF)

My main field of work is full length documentaries,  narrative films and tv series. Recent years allowed me to film in a variety of conditions and cultures such us: Denmark, Norway, Poland, Germany, Malta, Nepal, Philippines and Colombia. Some of my films were screened at IDFA, CPH:DOX, Berlinale, CPH:PIX, Manchester film festival.

As a cinematographer, I am passionate about diving deeply into colours, nature and earth elements as well as human feelings, and conveying emotions on the screen. I find feelings a huge part of an universal language, which speaks to all of us around the world.

I am into projects which are  pro-humanity, which can inspire us to think, to feel, to sense more, to laugh more and sometimes to take life more easily and fully enjoy it as it is. I am into working on fair basis with film crews, to create together a unique experience for a viewer in a fun and professional atmosphere. 

Upcoming Projects

Documentary +90minDenmark, Dir: Phie Ambo, DFI, IN POST-PRODUCTION

"A Colombian Family"
A Documentary set in Colombia, Danish Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute, IN PRODUCTION 

A Documentary set in Kathmandu, Nepal, Norwegian Film Institute, IN PRODUCTION 

"Scandinavian Star"
TV Series,Documentary, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, IN PRODUCTION

Recent Projects

"Smagen af Danmark"
Cooking/Documentary, TV Series, 5 x 30min, Danish National TV DR K, 
main cinematographer, eng. "The taste of Denmark" Denmark 2018

"Altid har en begyndelse"
Documentary, short, 27min, Dir: Marie Limkilde, Den Danske Filmskole,
co-cinematographer, Denmark 2017

"...when you look away"
Documentary, 84 min, Dir: Phie Ambo, (co-cinematographer)
Danish: "...når du kigger væk", Denmark 2017

"When the Sun shines"
Feature, Drama, 85min, Dir. Frederik Barington, Danish: "Når Solen Skinner", Denmark 2016 (DOP)

"Kunstnerens Lærling"
TV-series, documentary/lifestyle, Season 1-2 (10 episodes x 30min), Series Cinematographer,
Dir: Anders Morgenthaler, DR Denmark 2014-2016

"Whole Me"
Documentary, 1:1, BMCC, short, 7min, Cinematographer, Polish Film School Lodz, Poland 2016

"Bonnie and a thousand men"
TV-Documentary, 57min, Dir. Mette Korsgaard, Denmark 2015, Danish: "Bonnie og de tusinde Mænd" (co-cinematographer)

"Good Things Await"
Documentary, 95 min, Dir: Phie Ambo, Danish: "Så meget godt i vente", Denmark 2014 (co-cinematographer)

"A Modern Man"
85 min Documentary, Dir: Eva Mulvad, Additional cinematography, Denmark 2017, CPH:DOX

"Theatre of Voices: Songs from the Soil"
Documentary, short, 40min, Dir: Phie Ambo, Denmark 2014

“The Newsroom - Of The Record”
Documentary, 95min, Dir: Mikala Krogh (2nd unit), 2014

Camera Operator / AC

"Herrens Veje" Season 2
Fictional TV-Series, (My role: 2nd unit cinematographer), Danmarks Radio DR1, Denmark 2018  

Freistatt (Sanctuary)
 Drama, 100 min, (My role: 2nd AC) Dir: Marc Brummund Zum Goldenen Lamm Film Production, Germany 2014

The 11th Hour ("I am here")
Thriller, 97min, (My role: 2nd AC) Dir: Anders Morgenthaler, Producer: Marie Gade, Julie Lind-Holm ZENTROPA & One Two Films, Denmark/ Germany 2014 


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