Meet the team

We are a creative commercial video production company based in Manchester working globally. We fulfill all levels of video production from concept and idea generation through production to delivery.  We work with marketing teams, creative agencies, charities and brands specialising in sports, lifestyle and food content.

We are not a typical corporate video production company. With our love for cinematography, editing and storytelling we strive to create high end video productions that reflect your narrative by utilising the latest technology and techniques.

Ultimately film making is a collaborative creative industry in which we take an idea on paper and bring it to life to create something everyone can be proud of.

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Cal Thomson

Cinematographer / Director

Cal shoots and directs a variety of sports and food content. He’s most at home on a mountain or hanging out of a aircraft with a camera.

  • Loves hiking with his girlfriend and dog ‘Freddie’.

  • Completed Manchester Marathon in April 2019

  • Hiked Hadrian’s Wall in 4.5 days in May 2019 (85miles)

  • Is a qualified sailing and canoe instructor

  • Climbed Kilimanjaro in June 2019.

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Ben S. Hyland

Producer/ Director

Ben is an award winning writer/director with his most recent award placing 1st out of 800 entries at ‘The Colchester Film Festival’. Ben is the ideas man and someone we go to to bounce fresh concepts off.

  • Ben built his own 8ft screening room in his shed.

  • At age 15, Ben ran the 100m in 10.7s.

  • When not making films Ben spends his days hanging out with his young family.

Matty Singh - Dead Pixel Producer/ Editor

Matty Singh

Producer/ Editor

Matty is our resident editor with a huge array of experience ranging from working with international footballers to high end commercial content with super cars.

  • Despite working at Manchester Utd for 5 years he is a die hard Arsenal fan.

  • He loves to travel and explore new places.

  • Is a huge film nerd and can recite the dialogue of the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Dead Pixel Dog | Freddie


Dead Pixel Dog

Freddie is our fierce guard dog protecting our kit at all hours of the day or night.

  • Enjoys a mid afternoon nap

  • Loves long distance running with Cal

  • Is best friends with anyone with a ball.

  • Possibly not the best guard dog

Client Testimonials

They fully understood the brief and the story I was seeking to tell with the films we commissioned. The resulting films are beautifully shot and edited, and tell a compelling story. I’d definitely work with Dead Pixel again in the future.
— Emma Robinson - Historic Houses
Sometimes you can visualise something but can never get it exactly how you want, well Cal did exactly that. An amazing video and great experience overall!
— Adam Sutton - Collabco - Marketing Manager
They understand exactly what we want to achieve for the target audience. They’re passionate about what they do and it really shows with their films
— Laura Duffy - Account Manager - STM
Absolutely brilliant. Beyond the obvious professionalism, Cal has a great eye and real ability to connect with clients and talent. We’re 100% happy with the final result.
— Tom Oswald - Wildbounds - CEO


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