Dirty Looks is an independent post production house in London's West End and in central Brussels. Launched by Tom Balkwill in 2010, we specialise in colour grading and mastering of independent feature films and broadcast drama and also collaborate with directors of commercials, music videos, documentaries, short films and fashion promos.

You can trust our highly experienced team to take care of every detail of your project, offering a bespoke service tailored to your needs. Over the years we have worked on many exciting projects, from Danny Boyle’s London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony shorts to William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth, Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin and Shane Meadow's 4 part TV series, The Virtues.

Visit our portfolio to see our projects past and present.

Our Team

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Tom Balkwill

Founder & Company Director

Tom has over 15 years of industry experience, beginning his career in film editorial, then training colourists on Baselight for Filmlight, prior to starting Dirty Looks. Talk to Tom about your film and television workflows and projects looking to take advantage of the Belgian tax shelter scheme.

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Gareth Bishop

Colourist

Originally hailing from New Zealand, Gareth has 10 years of industry experience and is one of Dirty Looks' longest serving team members. Recent grading projects include Ilkley (dir. Harry Michell), Last Breath (Dir. Alex Parkinson & Richard da Costa), and County Lines (Dir. Henry Blake).

Sarah Morowa

Producer

Sarah previously worked at Molinare before joining Dirty Looks and has experience across studio and independent features in DI and VFX as well as broadcast, factual and drama. 

David Lale

Post Production Coordinator

David (previously of International Broadcast Facilities) heads up our Quality Control team drawing on decades of experience with clients including BFI, BBC Television, Sky, and Pathé. 

Lauren De Rigny

Assistant Colourist (Belgium)

After cinematography studies Lauren decided to go further into colour and finishing work and it’s how she got into post production. Lauren is based at our Brussels studio.

Joe Fisher

DI Operator
Joe graduated from Ravensbourne and joined Dirty Looks as a Digital Intermediate Operator in 2021

Andriy Toloshnyy

VFX Supervisor

Andriy joins Dirty Looks as in-house VFX Supervisor. His creative flair, combined with excellent technical and problem-solving skills, include Flame finishing in 2D, pipeline integration and in-depth colour knowledge.

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