Award-winning cinematographer James Klopko csc has built a solid portfolio of dramatic work including the internationally acclaimed Canadian independent drama SLEEPING GIANT, winner of 11 international awards and nominee for the Critics Week Grand Prize and the Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival. His other works include I PUT A HIT ON YOU starring Aaron Ashmore and Sarah Canning, Vimeo Staff Pick short film FLANKERS, and winner of the Canadian Society of Cinematography (CSC) award for Best Documentary Cinematography KAHA:WI : THE CYCLE OF LIFE.
James received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University. He has studied under the master cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond ASC (CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, THE DEER HUNTER, THE BLACK DAHLIA) and Elemer Ragalyi HSC (JAKOB THE LIAR, AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY, NEVER TALK TO STRANGERS) as part of the Budapest Cinematography Masterclass in Hungary.
He has worked with prestigious brands such as Samsung, Ford, Adidas, BMO, Rogers and CIBC. His commercial campaign WHERE AM I?’ for Ontario Tourism, earned him a nomination for Best Commercial Cinematography by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.