Gloria Kurnik
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Gloria Kurnik

Director, Cinematographer, Documentary FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Gloria Kurnik

Director, Cinematographer, Documentary FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
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 conceptualization until the final cut. 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 plus in USA. Documentary Reel: http://vimeo.com/gloriakurnik/reel2015 Fiction Reel: https://vimeo.com/gloriakurnik/reelfiction2016
Projects
  • Documentary Showreel - Director/DOP
    Documentary Showreel - Director/DOPMy favourite shots (2013 - mid 2015) from some of documentary projects and short films that I was involved in.
  • Mothers (Lockdown short)
    Mothers (Lockdown short)A tribute to all mothers in the lockdown. It takes an immense amount of creativity to keep everybody sane.
  • Rèsce La Lune (Here Cometh the Moon)
    Rèsce La Lune (Here Cometh the Moon)Love is a net that traps the mind, but she’s not the only one. Vittoria learned to make fishing nets as a very young girl and now from the perspective of old age she will tell us that we all swim in the sea full of them, the social “norms”, toxic relationships, our own preconceptions to name just a few. How do they determine our lives and where do we go when we need to grasp for air?
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Work history
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    Shooting PDBloomberg
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Shooting PD and editor for online documentaries
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    DirectorGloria Kurnik
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I'm currently working as a freelancer in the fields of documentary, creative storytelling and travel filmmaking. I'm specializing in one-man productions. I'm also a so called "preditor" (producer-shooter-editor) or self-shooting PD capable of executing a project from conception to the final cut.
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Skills
  • Action Cinematography
  • Cinematographer
  • Corporate Filmmaking
  • Filmmaking
  • Photography
  • Self Shooting Director
  • Self-shooting
  • Self Shooting PD
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Branded Content
Education
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    MasterPedagogical University of Cracow
     - Kraków, Poland
    • Master in Educational Psychology and Social Work • Gained knowledge in: psychology, sociology, counseling & guidance, pedagogical marketing, pedagogy, didactic, children development, educational diagnosis & therapy; • Studied a semester abroad on Erasmus Scholarship at the University Instituto Politécnico Viana do Castelo in Portugal. Attended the art course & teacher assistant internship in Portuguese. • Graduated with the highest result.
Awards
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    Audience Award for "Spinning a Yarn?"Where Is the Horse Film Festival
    Audience Award for "Spinning a Yarn?" during the first edition of Where is the Horse Film Festival in USA.
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    Best Short Film Award for "Rèsce La Lune"Italian Contemporary Film Festival
    Italian Contemporary Film Festival honored us with the Best Short Film award for "Rèsce La Lune", a short documentary I co-directed with Giulia di Battista in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy. Jury's justification: "Intimate and powerful, Here Cometh the Moon has won the best short film at this year’s ICFF, but it’s more than a short film, it’s a portrait, a metaphor, a poem about love; a poem that brings past and present together, caught in a net that is woven before our eyes. Giulia di Battista and Gloria Kurnik’s skill and sensitivity delve into an ordinary woman’s life and the extraordinary feelings she shares with us. The filmmakers and their protagonist caught something rare with this film: they caught a truth that will make the heart sing."
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