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 Russell Crowe, 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 (and getting back to Canada as often as possible), Margaret furthers her photography work in advertising and entertainment while embarking upon more film projects.
She has directed over 100 music videos, won two Juno Awards and four 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.
2014 CCMA WINNER Video of the Year - Dean Brody, "Upside Down"
2014 CCMA Nominee Director of the Year - Dean Brody, Deric Ruttan,Brett Kissel
2014 CCMA Nominee Video of the Year - Dean Brody - “Bounty”
2014 CCMA Nominee Video of the Year - Deric Ruttan “Take the Week Off”
2013 Applied Arts Photo & Illustration Awards - Bailey Spring/Summer 2013 - Desert Motel
2013 Juno Award nominee Video of the Year - Alan Doyle/Russell Crowe - “Testify”
2013 Juno Award nominee Video of the Year - Johnny Reid - “Fire It Up”
2012 CCMA WINNER Video of the Year - The Stellas - “In This House”
2012 CCMA Nominee Video of the Year - Johnny Reid - “Fire It Up”
2012 CCMA Nominee Director of the Year - Tara Oram, Ryan Laird, Johnny Reid
2011 CCMA WINNER Video of the Year - Johnny Reid - "Change the World"
2011 CCMA Nominee Album Design - Johnny Reid - "Place Called Love"
2010 CCMA Nominee Director of the Year - Terri Clark, One More Girl
2010 CCMA Nominee Album Design - One More Girl - "Big Sky"
2008 CCMA Award Nominee Director of the Year - Jessie Farrell - “Best of Me”
2008 Applied Arts Photo & Illustration Awards - Marcel, Lyric St. Records - CD Package Photography
2007 CCMA Award Nominee Director of the Year - Doc Walker - “Drivin’ with the brakes on”
2006 Applied Arts Photo & Illustration Awards - “Showgirl” - Portrait Photography
2006 CCMA Award WINNER Director of the Year - Carolyn Dawn Johnson - “Crybaby”
2006 CCMA Award WINNER Video of the Year - The Road Hammers - “Eastbound and Down”
2005 CCMA Award Nominee Video of the Year - The Road Hammers - “I’m a Road Hammer”
2004 OCMA Award Winner Video of The Year - Jason McCoy - “Still”
2004 Prism Award Nominee Music Video - Billy Currington - "Walk a Little Straigher"
2003 CMT Flameworthy Video Nominee - Dwight Yoakam - “Back of Your Hand”
2002 Juno Award WINNER Album Design - K-OS - "Exit"
2000 Juno Award WINNER Album Design - The Tea Party - “Tangents”
1999 Juno Award Nominee Album Design - I Mother Earth - “Blue Green Orange”
Boot Barn Bailey Western Hats Colgate
General Motors Nike Hyatt Hotels Kangol Headwear
Mike’s Hard Lemonade Moore’s Suits Bailey's Irish Cream Puma Sportswear
Molson Canadian Beer Men’s Wearhouse Mossimo Fashion Television
Canon Cameras Nikon Cameras Parasuco Jeans
CELEBRITY / MUSIC CLIENTS
Prince Russell Crowe Juliette Lewis
Queens of the Stone Age Crystal Method Colm Wilkinson
Death From Above 1979 Nickelback Stompin' Tom Connors
Ron Sexsmith Josh Gracin Big Wreck
Renee Russo Big Sugar Jeff Healey Band
Sarah Slean Avril Lavigne David Usher
Dwight Yoakam Olivia Newton-John K-OS
MUSIC VIDEO CLIENTS
Dwight Yoakam DJ Tiesto(Director / DP) Russell Crowe / Alan Doyle
Girls Aloud Billy Currington Jimmy Rankin
Jeff Healey Deric Ruttan Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Brett Kissel Alan Jackson David Usher