Gloria Kurnik

Gloria Kurnik

Director, Cinematographer and Director of Photography

London, England

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May 2013
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About Gloria

An award-winning documentary filmmaker, visual storyteller and self-shooting director based in London and available to travel for a shoot worldwide. My primary expertise is in shooting and directing short content, mainly as a one woman team executing projects from conceptualisation until the final cut. I'm branching out into broadcast documentaries.

I'm especially familiar with Asia as I used to live there for the past 6 years and previously shot under burning Rajasthani sun, in the midst of vicious volcanic fumes and in close to 100% humidity of a Bornean jungle. I have filmed in India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan, Philippines... and in a couple of countries in Europe.

Documentary Reel:
Fiction Reel:

Best Short Film for "Here Cometh the Moon" - Italian Contemporary Film Festival, Toronto (2016)
First Prize – Achievement Award (Scholarship to NYFA) – CinemadaMare Travelling Film Festival, Rome (2015)
First Prize for “Spinning a Yarn?” – Faces of Wisdom Film Festival, Helsinki (2014)
First Prize for “Confined” – India Is Film Challenge, Mumbai (2013)

Other works:
"Waste Warriors" - (half day solo shoot)
"Atelier visit - Ernest Zacharevic" - (one day solo shoot)
"NEW HOPE: Wayang Kulit" - (featured by the Wall Street Journal)
"Confined" - (award-winning short)



  • Here Cometh the Moon

    Here Cometh the Moon (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Co-director, Cinematographer, Editor Life is full of symbolic fishing nets that trap us and set our course. Listen to the lady that makes the actual ones. How did the nets change her life and what is it that ultimately drowns her more and more with every day?

  • Old Man, One Day

    Old Man, One Day (2016)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director of Photography Add a Plot »

  • Searching for Hell

    Searching for Hell (2015)
    Film (Documentary, Drama and Mystery) Self-shooting PD Prepare yourself for a unique cinematic experience. "Searching For Hell" - world's first feature - length documentary screened and distributed in virtual reality cinema - will take you on a trip where most people do not dare to go. To hell. Five film-making teams embarked on a journey around the world, to tell creative and personal stories of people inhabiting contemporary hells; from the alleged entrance to the abyss of the damned in a distant Russia, American theme-park-like town called Hell, a house converted to a morbid vision of Buddhist underworld in Japan and deadly sulfur lake in Indonesia, to a dark - present day Congo. Visually stunning and provoking documentary "Searching For Hell" leads you through devil's territory and enables you to see what it can be in the modern world.

  • Stolen

    Stolen (2015)
    Film (short) by vickermann films Director/Cinematographer

  • New Hope: Wayang Kulit (short)

    New Hope: Wayang Kulit (short) (2014)
    Documentary by independent Self-shooting PD

  • Spinning a Yarn?

    Spinning a Yarn? (2014)
    Film (short) by independent Self-shooting PD

  • Chinese High Tea (short)

    Chinese High Tea (short) (2013)
    Documentary by independent Self-shooting PD

  • Confined

    Confined (2013)
    Film (short) by independent Self-shooting PD

  • Living the Love (short)

    Living the Love (short)
    Documentary by independent Self-shooting PD


  • Best Short Film at Italian Contemporary Film Festival for "Resce La Lune"

  • Grand Prix of CinemadaMare (Achievement Award)

  • First Prize in Faces of Wisdom Film Festival for "Spinning a Yarn"

  • First Prize in India Is Film Challenge for "Confined"


  • MA of Educational Psychology, Pedagogical University (Cracow, Poland)

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