A founding member for the Romanian Society of Cinematographers, Ovidiu Marginean (IMDB Link) has been working as a cameraman since mid 1990. Starting at the Cineclub in Cluj-Napoca where he discovered the 16mm film, he made the first shootings.

In 1998 he began attending I.L. Caragiale  Academy of  Theater and Cinema in Bucharest and he had lensed several award-winning shorts by late Director Cristian Nemescu, as well as a BAFTA-Scotland Best Debut nominated documentary, The Grandparents.

After that, Ovidiu Mărginean was working both as 2nd Unit DP on several high-budget projects like Joel Schumacher's Blood Creek  and  as Director of Photography on several documentaries, television series, and commercials. 

His first feature as DP, Europolis, a Romanian-French co-production, received the Special Jury Mention at the 2010 Montreal Festival des Films du Monde, and was awarded Best Cinematography at the 2011 Cyprus International Film Festival. 

In 2011, Our School, a documentary film project Ovidiu Mărginean  worked on as DP for four years, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was nominated for a Silver Eye Award for Best Eastern European Documentary, and received the Grand Jury Prize at SilverDocs.  

Kidnapped in Romania, starring Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, The Hatefull Eight), was photographed by Ovidiu Mărginean in October-November 2014.

The feature film The Slider, starring Tom Sizemore, Bruce Davison and Daryl Hannah wrapped in Spring 2015 in Romania and Ovidiu Mărginean is also the DP of this project.


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