Dirty Looks DI Grading Theatre

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


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.


John Claude

Senior Colourist

JC has over 20 years’ experience in the film industry and has worked with acclaimed directors including Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Jonathan Glazer and Shane Meadows. Selected credits include (broadcast) Poldark, Black Mirror, Luther, and The Virtues, and features Greed, Lean on Pete, Ray & Liz and Under the Skin.


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 Ilkley (dir. Harry Michell), Last Breath (Dir. Alex Parkinson & Richard da Costa), and County Lines (Dir. Henry Blake).

Charlotte Llewellyn


Charlotte worked at Halo Post and Technicolor before joining Dirty Looks and has experience across studio and independent features in dailies, DI and VFX as well as broadcast, factual and drama. Selected credits include War of the Worlds, The Virtues, Greed, Summerland, County Lines, Darkest Hour and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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. 

Cristina Giribits

Assistant Colourist (London)

Lauren De Rigny

Assistant Colourist (Belgium)

Lauren is based at our Brussels studio.