Check out the trailer for ‘Falling Skies’ a ski documentary by British film maker Nic Watkins of Run Jump Fly Productions. Nic made this film during the 2009 winter season, and we came across it again the other day, so thought we’d share it with you on our blog… because it’s so good!
Andy & Sarah from Snow Season Japan showed Nic and the crew around Hakuba and Myoko on their Japan trip during the 2009 winter season. There’s lots of footage from all over Europe in there, but watch out for the unmistakable deep Japanese powder scenes of British skiers Beanie Milne Home, Ed Waite and French skier Nicolas Cruz Mermy smashing through the powder past silver birch trees. And look out for the Japanese snow monkeys sitting in an natural onsen hot spring, followed by a Kamoshika (wild mountain goat / deer native to Japan) about 3 minutes in.
Nic Watkins and the crew were also joined by photographer Camilla Stoddart. We first met Camilla in Japan back in 2008, and she’s been back every year since. She has some awesome galleries of her Japan snow trips – check out some of her powder action shots (see if you can spot Andy from Snow Season Japan jibbing a vending machine!) and also some of her brilliant cultural travel images from her time in Japan.