What We Fight For

We fight to tell a great story.

Combining our vertically integrated production, animation & graphics capabilities with decades of visual storytelling experience, Dilated Pixels creates compelling, impactful content for some of the world’s leading companies in entertainment, consumer brands & gaming.


TJ Sakasegawa is a seasoned content producer with a broad base of experience across film, digital content and VFX.

His knowledge of film development, financing, production and distribution has enabled TJ to produce over 30 films in his career for studios including Universal, Sony and 20th Century Fox.

As Senior VP of Production & Distribution at Unified Film Organization, TJ helped grow the company from a single film credit into a multinational enterprise that produced 50 films and established a studio in Eastern Europe.

As Co-Founder of Los Angeles based production and visual effects company Dilated Pixels, TJ oversees all VFX efforts and has been instrumental in the production of film, television, and digital content for clients like Discovery Channel, Activision and Gillette which have garnered millions of views and positive social media engagements.

TJ graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara. He is an avid snowboarder, loves to read, and is a Libra. It's also important to mention TJ's favorite color is green.

Jeff Balis is a feature film and digital content producer based in Los Angeles.

He developed and produced WAITING, starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris, which became a cult hit for Lionsgate. Balis also directed the sequel STILL WAITING.

His production credits include REDEMPTION ROAD with Michael Clarke Duncan, the critically-acclaimed KABLUEY starring Lisa Kudrow and Miramax’s BATTLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS with Shia Labeouf. Balis was also a cast member of the Emmy-nominated HBO series PROJECT GREENLIGHT.

As Co-Founder of content and VFX shop Dilated Pixels, Balis has developed and produced original web series, online advertisments and branded content for clients like Conde Nast Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, Wendy's and global charity Water.org.

Balis holds a BA from Harvard University and is currently an MBA candidate at the USC Marshall School of Business. For the past five years, Balis has been an active volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, where he was recently named Big Brother of the Year.