Post-production studio Dirty Looks Belgium opens relocated facility in Brussels

The studio has direct, high-speedsecure and encrypted connectivity to its London facility

By Priyanca Rajput 28 Sep 2023

Post-production studio Dirty Looks Belgium opens relocated facility in Brussels
Production team at the grading facility. Dirty Looks

Independent picture post production house, Dirty Looks Belgium has opened the doors of its relocated facility in Brussels.

The facility boasts Baselight 4K capabilities for remote and onsite grading, with HDR imagery on Sony x310 and theatrical SDR grading on a 6m screen. 

The studio has direct, high-speedsecure and encrypted connectivity to the London facility, to enable real-time streaming of work between the sites.

Operating since 2017, Dirty Looks Belgium, specialises in EU-Schengen co-productions and is strategically located and equipped to streamline the creative process between countries for film and TV projects using the Belgian Tax Shelter system.

Picture post on SF Studios’ large-scale, disaster movie Avgrunden (English title: The Abyss) was recently completed at the new facility. Colourist, Gareth Bishop, worked closely with cinematographer Anssi Leino to unify the footage shot across 3 countries (Sweden, Finland & Gran Canaria) and over 320 visual effects shots created by Brussels-based UFX. The post production was skilfully supervised by Marcus Bjorkman and Johanna Lindhé. 

SF Studios' Marcus Bjorkman praised the Belgian post facility Dirty Looks for their work on the VFX-heavy film The Abyss, saying: "This is our second collaboration with Dirty Looks, following our 2020 production Horizon Line. We trusted them completely, and they delivered!"

Managing director, Tom Balkwill said: “We look forward to welcoming more clients into our new facility. Our common spaces are flooded with natural light with views of the city skyline offering clients an environment where they can relax and rejuvenate between sessions.”

Balkwill continued: “Sustainability is a key issue for us so it was important to minimise our environmental impact at every step of the relocation. The facility is located in a decommissioned squash court which gave us a great theatre space without the need for structural changes. Most of the furniture was sourced locally and some repurposed steel was brought over from the UK using an electrical vehicle.”

The company has a number of EU co-productions in progress including 8-part TV-episodic Fallen for Silver Reel. 

Avgrunden, was released in Cinemas in Sweden and Finland on September 15 and has been sold for international release during 2024.

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