A small selection of testimonials from our colour grading clients

All the Colours of the World are Between Black and White.

Multi Award-Winning Feature Film, World Premiered at Berlinale

"I had the pleasure of working with Matt on a recent project and was blown away by his skills as a Colourist.

His attention to detail and ability to bring my vision to life was truly impressive. Not only is he talented at his craft, but he is also a pleasure to work with - always professional and eager to collaborate. I would highly recommend Matt for any colour grading needs, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again in the future."

Passing Through

Multi Award-Winning Feature Film

"Matt did a wonderful job grading my feature film Passing Through. Right from the beginning, his understanding of the story as a whole and his approach to colour grading as an integral part of telling that story was both reassuring and stimulating.

Working together, he was flexible and collaborative, as keen to listen to and interpret suggestions as to share his own ideas. And the finished results were a thing of beauty, taking a project that was very precious to me and elevating it to another level."

For Queen and Country

LGBTQ+ Short Film

"A great collaborator with an artist's eye. Always open to suggestions and an all around consummate professional. My film 'For Queen and Country' looks gorgeous thanks to his amazing work, I'll definitely be working with him again."

The Lime Green Shirt

LGBTQ+ Short Film

"It was a pleasure working with Matt.

He was clear about his process and flexible when it came to working patterns - both remote and in-person. He gave sound advice and collaborated well with the direction, cinematography and production team.

The colours in my film look gorgeous!"

La boquilla

Documentary (Mexico)

"It was a pleasure to work with Matt. He understood the creative vision perfectly and was efficient. I will gladly work with him again in the future."

Legendary Children [All of Them Queer}


"A key role of any director's work is finding exactly the right artists for each department, and if you're very lucky you find one like Matt Mahmood-Ogston at CGL.

You don't just get the expert eye and dedication of fantastically good Colourist, he's also brings perspective as a proven director in his own right, Wonderful to work with, and the results simply speak for themselves. Visible proof that the grading stage really can make or break a film. Find someone great at what they do, and let them do it. Thank you from all of us."

No Turning Back

Feature Film

"In my search for a Colourist, God led me to CGL. The location was perfect for me, and I really enjoyed working with Matt. As this was my first feature film, I didn’t have any colour grading experience, but Matt took the time to explain certain processes and was very helpful.
Matt was very easy to work with and was always friendly and professional. I would recommend him to others without hesitation as I am very happy with the results he produced on No Turning Back.


Music Video

"Matt was a joy to work with and a consummate professional. He delivered exactly what was asked and carefully explained each step as he adjusted elements during the in-person grade. I only hope he is available for my next project."


Multiple Broadcast TV Ads

“Matt is a genuinely talented Colourist and enjoys his craft. We recently trialed several terrestrial TV ad campaigns to tight deadlines. Matt is highly technical, creative, openminded and patient. Matt delivered premium colour correction, and colour grading for two broadcast commercials shot on Arri Alexa.

It was great to work together, and I would certainly recommend Matt for any colour correction and colour grading for broadcast online.”
Bosworth Acres-Debenham MA BA
Head of Video at 4Com

An Agreement

Independent Short Film

"It’s been a real pleasure working with Matt in all respects - from the speed of his workflow to the brilliant colour grading itself!"


Independent Short Film

"Working with Matt was a great experience for me. Right from the start, Matt’s work process was collaborative and open, allowing me to really communicate my director’s vision and he came up with effective methods to achieve this.

I felt Matt understood the project, was invested in it and delivered outstanding grading work at each stage of the process. I was entirely happy with his professional work and can’t wait to work with him again. "

My Dead Boyfriend's Girlfriend

Independent Short Film

"Matt’s work brought our film to a new level, and has allowed us to feel confident in sharing our film. He has been generous with his time, and has always been incredibly professional and respectful whenever there were changes or revisions that needed to be made.

He is a great communicator and very technically skilled at his work - allowing us to achieve our specific goals with ease.

I couldn’t recommend working with Matt enough - generous, talented and respectful - nothing more we could have asked for!"