Tony Dustin has joined the Deluxe Post Production creative team as sr. colorist, working from the EFILM and Encore post facilities in Hollywood. With more than 20 years of experience in color grading, Dustin’s work spans styles and genres, with a talent for revealing details in the darker palettes of many of his projects. Dustin’s notable credits include Netflix dramatic series Sense8, for which he was nominated for an HPA Award; Hulu horror series Castle Rock; Best Picture Academy Award nominee Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O. Russell; and Gran Torino, directed by Clint Eastwood.
“Tony has a seasoned eye and a unique combination of skill and speed,” said Chris Holt, EVP global operations for Deluxe Post Production.
“Deluxe has a stellar reputation in the post industry, not only for their colorists’ talent but also their state-of-the-art facilities and how they take care of their clients,” noted Dustin. “I have great confidence in EFILM’s leadership and look forward to forging an exciting new chapter in this fantastic environment.”
Dustin’s first project for EFILM is biographical drama Harriet, working with Oscar-winning cinematographer John Toll, whom Dustin previously collaborated with on Sense8. Dustin comes to EFILM from Technicolor, where he spent nearly 17 years perfecting his craft; he’s also held various color-centric roles at Westwind Media and EFILM sister company Encore. Dustin got his start in postproduction by happenstance, discovering the color grading process through his work in the vault at Editel while attending college. Having spent many hours developing negatives in a photo lab as a youth, Dustin has a well-honed eye and deep appreciation for cinematic visuals.