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


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 The Zone Of Interest (dir. Jonathan Glazer), The Full Monty (for Disney+ UK), and Soviet Milk (Dir. Inara Kolmane).

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Claire Winter


With 9 years' experience as a long-form colourist, Claire has graded a wide variety of projects including Little Miss Sumo for Netflix, Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes for Prime, acclaimed short film Maryland for the BBC and the BAFTA nominated Our Falklands War.

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Head of Online & VFX

Róisín has extensive international experience in the VFX industry, from Flame Artist to VFX supervisor and producer, across film, broadcast & commercial fields. Amongst other post production interests, Róisín has worked with Dirty Looks on a freelance basis for over 4 years and now joins part-time working alongside the in-house team.

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Sarah Morowa

Senior DI Producer

Sarah has 10 years industry experience working across studio and independent feature films, high-end TV drama and factual programming. She has been post producing for 8 years, primarily in a DI background, but with some sound and VFX experience as well. Sarah previously worked for Lipsync Post and Molinare alongside freelancing at other facilities before joining Dirty Looks in 2020.

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Agathe Boulous

DI Producer

Agathe has over 8+ years delivering high-end scripted TV and content delivery. Before joining Dirty Looks, she worked at Sky UK in Content Checking and Media Coordination for 6 years before moving to Sky Studios for 2 years, overseeing Comedy and Drama scripted productions from development to delivery.

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David Lale

Post Production Coordinator

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

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Lauren De Rigny

Assistant Colourist (Belgium)

After cinematography studies Lauren decided to go further into colour and finishing work. Lauren is based at our Brussels studio.

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Gregory Zlotnikov

Baselight & Workflow Assistant

Gregory has 10+ years experience in Film and TV post production with a focus in colour grading. 

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Joe Fisher

DI Operator

Joe graduated from Ravensbourne and joined Dirty Looks as a DI Operator in 2021. Working across all our film and TV projects, Joe supports the Colourist and DI Producer through every step of the DI process. 

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Lindsey Studholme

DI Operator

Lindsey is a self-taught video editor and videographer with 7+ years experience in video production and post production for a wide range of clients.

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Margo Lazarenko

Flame Artist

Margo studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts & Architecture in Kyiv. She joined Dirty Looks in November 2022. Margo works across all film and TV projects.  

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Post Production Pooch

Jeffrey is our friendly in-house dog. According to research dogs alleviate stress in the workplace, help create a friendly atmosphere and encourage employees to take breaks from the screen. Well that all sounds wonderful - thank you Jeffrey! 

Dirty Looks DI Grading Theatre