Black Business: Modern Day Yakuza

In the wake of his much buzzed-about “Underground Hero: Love to Hate Me”, the Tokyo-based cinematographer Luke Huxham has baffled audiences again, this time with the “Black Business: Modern Day Yakuza.” Focusing on the Yakuza, “Black Business” follows the men as they use their power of persuasion, money, knowledge and government influence to secure lucrative global deals using black business.

In an interview with High Snobiety, Huxam notes that the project has come without backlash, for the most part. “As far as backlash goes I have not really encountered too much as of yet, or at least that I know about. With this new film we will just have to play it by ear I guess. Working on these personal projects can sometimes affect how others perceive me from a professional point of view, maybe some potential clients in Japan may not like these types of projects but you have to take the good with the bad. I have a very unhealthy obsession with these types of topics, the beauty in the bad, and I just love filming people and building atmospheres around them.”

The just-under nine minute short may be his most telling work to date.

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