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Dirty Looks Team

Each project receives a tailored approach and dedicated focus, ensuring a calm, relaxed, & truly personalised service.

Tom Balkwill

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

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 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

Claire Winter

Colourist

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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Sarah Morowa

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

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

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

Lauren De Rigny

Assistant Colourist

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

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Joe Fisher

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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Gregory Zlotnikov

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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Margot Lazarenko

Margot 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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Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor

Sustainability Manager

Anna has re-joined Dirty Looks to lead on sustainability, working on the company and team's environmental impact and creating policy to measure, report and reduce our emissions.

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Jeffrey

Jeffrey

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!

what makes us different

We love our craft

Our team has a deep understanding of colour grading and the DI process. Our expertise and experience allow us to balance pragmatism with flexibility and adapt to your needs.

Creative Collaboration and Colour Technology

Dirty Looks was founded out of a love of creative collaboration and colour technology. We work with filmmakers to create stunning, cinematic films that inspire and move audiences. Our team is always up for a challenge and is continually looking for new and innovative ways to deliver projects.

Supporting Independent Filmmakers

Dirty Looks loves independent film. We know that indie filmmakers are the backbone of the UK film industry and we want to help them make the best films possible and we often partner with them on projects.

reducing our Carbon Emissions

We are powered by 100% renewable energy, and  we are exploring ways to reuse the heat generated by our computing. We have set a net-zero target  for 2040 and we are working with our stakeholders to reduce our emissions.