FANTOMELINE PICTURES started up in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2009 and soon became the regions leading Post Production company. We were on the cusp of the digital camera revolution and were the first in the region to work on the RED and soon became leaders in providing on set DIT and Data management solutions. 

Our reputation drew us gradually South working for a wide range of TV productions in Manchester and then eventually to London.

We now have offices in Soho, Whitechapel and Newcastle upon Tyne. We have a rosta of staff and freelance crew, modular kit, vehicles, edit suites in Soho, location edit stations, and a pool of floating software licenses available so you can pick and mix to build your own bespoke solution.

Michael Pentney

Managing Director

Mike was trained as a broadcast editor and worked in Newcastle for 15 years before hearing the call for DIT. Today he works both as a DIT on feature films and editing independent films whilst occasionally running the company.

Villing Chong

Project Manager

Vi uses her broad experience and technical knowledge as DIT to manage projects from ingest, to flying the nest. As the company expanded, Vi was plucked off set and plopped in the office where she now enjoys tea from real mugs and no longer has to wear hiking shoes to work.

Stephen Hedley


The north wind blew our Stephen Hedley down from the North East and now he’s our in-house senior editor. Having also been trained during the golden age of TV, he was working freelance before settling for this permanent role. He brings with him his wisdom and experience from working with a variety of clients.

Sarah Edwards

Post Production Assistant

We’re incredibly lucky to have Sarah in our team as she’s a quick-thinking problem solver, and she always does it with a smile.

Calum Nardone

Edit Trainee

It’s coming up a year since Calum started with us and provides us with back end editorial and lab support. He’s the continuous winner of the office Innovative Lunch Award.