Check out documentary director Vlad Yudin’s trailer for his highly anticipated MMA documentary THE HURT BUSINESS, which opens everywhere at the end of September 2016. A follow-up to his critically acclaimed feature GENERATION IRON, this is a film that left an impact on the world of bodybuilding and now Yudin plans to do the same to the sport of MMA. Extending beyond the octagon and taking a deeper look into what life is really like within the world of MMA, THE HURT BUSINESS follows the daily lives of UFC Champions Jon “Bones” Jones, Rashad “Suga” Evans, Ronda Rousey, and Holly Holm. Along with a look at their day to day lives, the film will examine how the sport went from being shunned as barbaric to the popular, celebrity-creating entertainment operation it is today.
Helmed by Yudin and Edwin Mejia of The Vladar Company with Oscar® winner Jim Czarnecki (FAHRENIHET 9/11, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE), THE HURT BUSINESS also features other top names in the sport including Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Georges St-Pierre, Kenny Florian, Urijah Faber, Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Josh Barnett and many more. Through the telling of their experiences, the complete history and culture of MMA is explored in a more expansive way than ever before. Additionally, contributions from leading psychologists, neurologists and sociologists as well as government officials analyze the grim prevalence of brain trauma and the implications of MMA’s increased popularity, and what it means for our society. How a sport that has until recently been illegal and referred to as “human cock-fighting” became accepted, and even glamorized by the mainstream culture.
Intelligent, savvy and handsome, triple threat Vlad Yudin of The Vladar Company (http://vladar.com/) has his hands in virtually every aspect of moviemaking in Hollywood as a writer, director and producer. With a keen eye for precision, direction and creativity, this exceptional Russian born filmmaker is quickly rising the ranks. In addition to the captivating content, director Yudin and an experienced crew has succeeded in portraying the world of Jeremy Scott in a cinematic, visually stimulating and immersive way without overly relying on expositional dialogue. Yudin, who founded The Vladar Company in 2008 along with producer Edwin Mejia, directed, produced and penned the script for the 2015 critically acclaimed documentary, JEREMY SCOTT – THE PEOPLE’S DESIGNER and bodybuilding feature GENERATION IRON.