Born as an only child to Italian-immigrant parents , Margaret Malandruccolo grew up in a little automotive town in Canada, quickly developing a fondness for cars, rust and scrap metal. Her parents instilled in her a love for travel, great food & wine, and a life behind the lens.
“Romance” is the strongest trait in her film and photography work, given the love for her Italian heritage. She has a cinematic approach to conveying emotion, an incredible technical background in lighting and camera work, and a sincere connection with her subjects. Her signature style uses bold colors and dramatic lighting, while stealing a glimpse into the often-hidden emotional world of her subjects.
Climbing the ranks through photography, camera assisting, editing and cinematography, her sacrifices and years of workaholic stress paid off in working with exceptional talents such as Avril Lavigne, DJ Tiesto, Tony Ward, Renee Russo, Colm Wilkinson, and Dwight Yoakam, directing numerous #1 videos throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada as well as establishing such advertising clients as Canon Cameras, General Motors, Hyatt Hotels, Puma Sportswear, and Molson Beer.
Now living in Los Angeles (but getting back to New York and Toronto as often as possible), Margaret furthers her photography work in advertising and entertainment while embarking upon more film projects.
She has directed over 60 music videos, won two Juno Awards and two CCMA Awards among numerous others. She returns over and over to her still photography roots, grounding herself in a focused chaos.
And always dreams of the day she’ll run away to Italy.