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About Maggie

Maggie Olkuska is a Copenhagen based Cinematographer / Director of Photography, working with fiction and full-length documentary films.

Credits

  • Whole Me

    Whole Me (2016)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer A boy born blind, surrounded by claustrophobic surroundings, develops his passion towards music.

  • Når solen skinner

    Når solen skinner (2016)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer Sofus, a young terminally ill cancer patient is enrolled in a hospice feeling ready to die. Shortly after arriving, he meets Sarah a charming young hospice worker. Sarah's impulsiveness and interesting approach to life intrigues him. However, Sarah hides a dark past, her father died of cancer and never gave her the chance to say goodbye. Sarah and Sofus spends a day together and Sarah shows Sofus a glimpse of the life he has never lived. On what seems to be the peak of their happiness together Sofus relapses and has an epileptic seizure which causes Sarah to shut Sofus out of her life afraid of losing him as she lost her dad. Sofus comfort in dying is now replaced with a fear of missing out on the life that he never knew he missed. Sofus realizes than in order to regain comfort in his remaining days, he has to understand the life and youth he has never experienced and have Sarah forgive her dead farther in order to start a new life. Written by Lars Iversen, producer

  • Anton90

    Anton90 (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Life as experienced through twenty-something Anton's eyes.

  • Kunstnerens Lærling

    Kunstnerens Lærling (2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department In 5 episodes Anders Morgenthaler pays visit to some of his favorite Danish artists, both in and outside of Denmark. During these visits and for one day respectively he becomes the artists' apprentice in order to learn their techniques and gain insight into their working habits. Written by Christopher Klüter

  • Freistatt

    Freistatt (2015)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A young free mind German 14 year old boy in a northern Lower Saxony province town is in love with his mother. His stepfather intentifies him as an competitor and let him bring into a boarding school run by an christian organisation. The headmaster is a psychotic person. He and his employees want to break him and all the other boys there as well. Tortured and hard working he decides to flee. Rioting and fearless he flees, makes his way back to his hometown only to find that his mother and stepfather won't believe his story, betray him to extradite him again to the headmaster. After months his stepfather dies unexpected an mama wants him back. There is no way back home - only the way away from all the people who betrayed him to find his own way in this world.

  • Bonnie og de tusinde mænd

    Bonnie og de tusinde mænd (2015)
    Film (Documentary) Cinematographer Bonnie was 18-years-old when she first started working as a prostitute. She cried after having her first customer but a couple of days later it got easier and she used the money on a vacation to the caribbean. Now 20 years later, Bonnie is the mother of three kids and lives in the provinces. She works at a brothel in the countryside of Denmark. She's proud of her profession, hardworking and dutiful. As a result men are lined up in their cars, outside the brothel. But Bonnie is sick and her body is telling her to stop. Even though she tries to protect herself in different ways i.e. by having a fake identity at work - Patricia. Then she's still very much aware of, that her work makes her condition worse. "They say that people like me detaches the head from the body, but I can't do that, my body is a part of who I am" - Bonnie explains. It is going to be a painful struggle for Bonnie - a fight for life or death. Written by HANSEN & PEDERSEN

  • Ekstra Bladet: Uden for citat

    Ekstra Bladet: Uden for citat (2014)
    Film (Documentary and News) Camera and Electrical Department In this new documentary you get to follow the life of Ekstra Bladet's editorial staff through one of the papers most turbulent years with catastrophic readership numbers and a long row of controversial agenda-setting cases. From the common journalistic staff being pushed to deliver the daily front-page stories, to Poul Madsen in management who has to make the drastic decisions regarding the papers continued existence. We get to see up close how the paper's staff handles the many ethical dilemmas they face everyday. We see what it takes for news to make the front page and in the paper's machine room we get to see the drastic death battle for the 110 years old paper play out - The question is: Will there be a place for Ekstra Bladet in the media image of tomorrow? Written by DOXBIO

  • The 11th Hour

    The 11th Hour (2014)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Maria is a successful businesswoman living in Germany in a happy marriage. However, she has one big problem. She wants to be a mother more than anything, but every time she gets pregnant, she miscarries. When her doctor tells her after her latest miscarriage that she won't be able to get pregnant again, she opts for adoption, but her husband, upset over her condition, refuses the idea and temporary separates from her in order to rethink whether or not he wants to stay in the relationship with her now. She begins to lose her grip on reality when she starts hearing the voice of her unborn child, so she decides to get herself a baby even if she has to buy one. She hears a rumor that prostitutes sometimes sell their unwanted babies on the black market near the German-Czech border, so she meets Petit, a drug-addict who frequents the local prostitutes, and hires him to find her one who's willing to sell her baby for 10 grand. He sees this as a chance to save a child from the hell the ...

  • Så meget godt i vente

    Så meget godt i vente (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Biography and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Niels Stokholm is one of the most idealistic farmers in Denmark. He runs the biodynamic farm with his wife, Rita, and from their farm, Thorshøjgaard, they distribute products to some of the best restaurants in the world.But not everyone is equally fond of Thorshøjgaard and their holistic methods. Authorities and bureaucracy threaten to close down the farm. Phie Ambo follows their struggle to make sure that they are not the last to do agriculture the way they do, but some of the first. Written by Anonymous

  • Natten er ung

    Natten er ung (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Over the course of a night we follow the lonely and awkward Elliott in the nightlife of Copenhagen, where his dubious abilities with the opposite sex is put to a severe test. Through situations of failure and success his night turns into a journey of self-discovery and irrevocable change. Written by Super16

  • Theatre of Voices: Songs from the Soil

    Theatre of Voices: Songs from the Soil (2014)
    Film (Documentary) Cinematographer The color composition of a yellow and black snail shell, the orange reflection in the lake against verdigris green duckweed, a red worm that protrudes from the black earth. Phie Ambo's brand new and wordless film follows the passing of the seasons in a place that in spite of its natural wilderness is cultivated by humans - and where cows, earthworms, humans and plants are all protagonists. Written by anonymous

Education

  • Polish Film School Lodz
    (2015)

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