In this episode we venture to the heart of the Southern Alps, Mount Cook National Park. Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain peak. Cascading out of the valley floor above Lake Pukaki – this is one of the more scenically epic locations in the world and we got to snowboard here – and it was incredible!
With the use of a helicopter, the crew are scooped up to a field of insane New Zealand terrain that is covered in ‘marshmallow-like’ knee deep powder snow. Nick Brown, Stef Zeestraten and Nick Hyne waste no time in finding every last nook and cranny on the mountain to jump off and hack to pieces.
Riders: Nick Hyne, Stef Zeestraten, Nick Brown DOP: Heath Patterson Additional film: James Holman Edit: James Holman
Publisher: Brightmind Music Artist: Black Hat Brigade Song: Zombie City Shake
Thank you to Mount Cook Heli and Alpine Guides for helping us make this episode come together!
For this episode we pulled together a crew that really knows how to ride powder, a crew of local rippers that knows the joys of finding incredible terrain and absolutely shredding it to pieces in their back yard. From the deepset backcountry experience of Will Jackways and Nick Brown to the unique, eyeball popping style of Mahi Mains – we really show the mountains of Wanaka at their true potential.
The crew head to Cardrona and Treble Cone in this episode and damn do they score it!! Winter has hit with a ferocious force and the crew hit the mountains of Wanaka from every angle. From the postcard worthy views of Treble Cone combined with the most epic terrain to complement a powder day (which the crew do) to the immaculate slopes of Cardrona, this episode is action packed with….action! Winter is here and it is doing a good job at continuing to deliver the goods!
Nick Hyne, Nick Brown, Stef Zeestraten, Mahi Mains, Will Jackways.
DOP: Heath Patterson
Camera 2: James Holman
Edit: James Holman
Publisher: Brightmind Music
Artist: Secret Connection
I am hyped to have put together a new showreel which you can see below.
After a lot of work with Ngāi Tahu and Blue Bay travel over the past six months, I have had time to put together a new reel. I’m aiming to keep updating this over the next 6 months with new work and will keep you up to date!
I recently returned from Yangon filming a short documentary on the evolving skateboard scene in Myanmar.
Make Life Skate Life raised over $20k via Indie GoGo to build a skatepark late last year. I have been in Yangon making a short film about this which marks the culmination of a 7 year project. Pushing Myanmar is a direct follow up to Youth of Yangon and Altered Focus: Burma.