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Pushing Myanmar – Watch it Now!

Our latest documentary Pushing Myanmar is now live and ready to view!

Pushing Myanmar from James Holman Film on Vimeo.

Pushing Myanmar documents the change a free community skatepark has created in Yangon, Myanmar.

Skateboarding changes lives, it empowers young (and old) people giving them a creative space to express themselves. It is a scene, a culture and a sport that has no boundaries – race, colour, creed age, socio-economic background and age are all irrelevant in a skatepark. In a country and a city that has a distinct lack of green spaces, providing a free international standard skatepark has had a huge impact on kids getting active and being inspired.

Filmed between March 2016 and March 2017 the film is the third in a series that has documented the Myanmar skateboard scene beginning in 2009 with the Award Winning ‘Altered Focus: Burma’ – before the Burmese language follow-up ‘Youth of Yangon’ in 2013 –

Ultimate Hikes Video Content

I’ve had a great relationship with the team at Ultimate Hikes and been working with them for a little while now on a concept for updating their video content. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been out on the Routeburn and Milford Tracks filming for their new promotional videos.

I’ll link them on here soon.

Samsung TVC in Yangon – UPDATE

In January I was camera operator on the new Samsung Galaxy A7 commercial shot in Yangon, Myanmar for Lynn Padetha’s Artisa. I can’t thank Lynn enough for giving me this opportunity and allowing me to take my skills and knowledge to the next level. Watch the commercial below.

Samsung A5 | A7 TVC – 30s from Lynn Padetha on Vimeo.

Pushing Myanmar Yangon Premiere

I’m in Yangon getting ready for the Pushing Myanmar Premiere!

I’ve spent the last two weeks working with Ali Drummond and the skateboard community to get the film finished and ready for two screenings.

We have a invite only screening at Myanmar Deitta on Sunday night followed by a public one on Monday night.

Pushing Myanmar will be released online through the Ride Channel on January 11th 2017.

DDU Episode 3!

Diaries Downunder Episode 3 is here, the last for the 2016 season. It’s been a great winter being part of the crew filming with Heath Patterson and editing each episode. Nick Hyne has done a fantastic job producing the 9th series in a row, which is quite the accomplishment.

He has also been the main talent for each of those years and continues to throw down each and every time. There are few people in the world that are as committed and passionate as he is about snowboarding and putting out the best product possible. Enjoy the episode below and head over to Diaries Downunder to watch all of the episodes from over the years.

Continue reading DDU Episode 3!

Diaries Downunder Ep 2!

Mount Cook Heli, as Good as it Gets!

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!

Diaries Downunder Ep 1!

Diaries Downunder Episode 1 “Gems of Wanaka” is available online now!

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


Song One
Publisher: Brightmind Music
Artist: Secret Connection
Song: Blackout

Song Two:
Artist: Cymatix
Song: Man without Fear

New Showreel!

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!


Diaries Downunder Winter

After a couple of weeks spent editing two Diaries Downunder jobs, I am now contracted to them on a part time basis for the rest of the winter.

Primarily based as an editor for the coming winter episodes, I will also assist with filming and production.

Follow Diaries Downunder on Instagram.