Business is Brutal

A short film commissioned by Random Acts (Channel 4). The film was conceptualised, choreographed and directed by Jack. 

The film features dancers Chihiro Kawaski and Sam Coren and additional dancers from Phoenix Dance Theatre. The sound score is by award winning vocalist and musician Tanya Tagaq.

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.

Awards:

Inshadow Film Festival (2018) - Official Jury : Best Interpretation 

New Renaissance Film Festival (2018) - Official Jury :  Best Art/Artist Led film 

SHOWstudio Fashion film awards, in partnership with Harrods (2019) - Official Jury : Highly commended 

We Are Ready Now

A short dance film commissioned by New Creatives ; a platform for emerging artist realised and supported by BBC Arts and Arts Council England. 

The moving-image was choreographed and directed by Jack. Time, togetherness and the organisation of bodies are the driving ideas in the short. 

Broadcast and premiere on BBC 4, Wednesday 27th May 2020 at 11.30pm.

Synopsis:

Bodies navigate and self organise as they run alone but dance together. 
The competitive landscape is overwhelmed by public and personal spaces. 
Actions act as the only markers in time, as they are reduced to noticeable and forgettable images. 
Where are we in this moment? 
Individuals unknowingly connected through unseen templates of social dynamic, captured in the container of the now. 

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