Business Is Brutal

Channel 4 random acts short film

Performed by
Sam Coren + Phoenix dance
Directed and Choreographed by Jack Thomson
Set and Costume design
Giulia Scrimieri
Michele Cadei


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 



Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York

Encounters Film Festival, Bristol

ICA, London

Birkenhead International Film Festival, Birkenhead
February 2020

TCI Highlights, Thessaloniki
November 2019

Holden Gallery (Manchester Art School), Manchester
October 2019

SHOWstudio’s Fashion Film Awards, in partnership with Harrods, London

Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival , Thessaloniki
July 2019

Flux Dance Screenings, Oxford
May 2019

Dance Film Festival Prague, Prague
April 2019

[C] Screen Festival (selection from last year), Madrid
March 2019

Non Dual X QDQ, London
February 2019

Video – 0, São Paulo

eyr, Tehran
January 2019

Rollout Macao, Macao

Athens Video Dance Project, Athens

SWITCH short film festival , Rotterdam

Big Screen Leeds , Leeds
December 2018.

Lisbon Screendance Festival , Lisbon (Jack will Lead a workshop on the 28th)

Drama Teatro, Modena
November 2018

Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds (Jack will attend the Q&A, after the screening)

Movement is Motion, Mexico City

Dance Lab Nicosia, Cyprus

Sahelanthropus v.01 Exhibition, Middlesbrough

Lisbon Screendance Festival , Lisbon
October 2018

TDP’18 international dance festival’s, Tipperary

Movement in Motion , Mexico City
September 2018

BIDFF – Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, Bucharest (Jack will attend the Q&A, after the screening)

The Video Art Club – Leyden Gallery, London

Thessaloniki Cinedance International Festival, Thessaloniki
August 2018

Social World Film Festival, Napoli


New Renaissance Film Festival, London
June 2018

Cardiff Mini film Festival, Cardiff
May 2018

Sunderland Shorts Festival, Sunderland

Bogotá Experimental Film Festival, Bogotá
April 2018

Speechless Film Festival, Minnesota

ID Nights , Hereford

[C] Screen Festival, Barcelona
March 2018

Lexi Cinema, London (With Introduction by Jack)

Playback festival , London

Tiny Dance Film Festival, San Francisco

The International Film Awards, Newcastle
December 2017

South Hill Park Cinema, Berkshire
November 2017

No 6 Cinema, Portsmouth
October 2017

The Odyssey, St Albans

Palmer Building, Reading
September 2017

Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford

Lighthouse, Poole
August 2017

HOME, Manchester
July 2017

INDIS festival, Leeds

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle