About The Film


Business Is Brutal is a short film commissioned by Random Acts ; Home to the world's boldest & most innovative creative shorts (Channel 4). 

The film was conceptualised, choreographed and directed by Jack Thomson.  Shot in Leeds city centre on 3rd April 2017, the film features dancers Chihiro Kawaski and Sam Coren, additional dancers from Phoenix Dance Theatre and the Leeds independent dance scene. The sound score is 'Uja', by award winning vocalist and musician Tanya Tagaq.

Previous to the commission Jack brought this concept to life through a fashion editorial and these images prompted the film commission from Random Acts. 

Short Synopsis

The norms of business negotiations are challenged to the limit in this thrilling and energetic dance film from choreographer and film maker Jack Thomson.



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