Monday, May 11, 2015

2015 Northern Hemi winter .

Japan - NZ - Europe - Sweden .

This past winter in the Northern Hemi has been quite busy to say the least .

I started of in northern Japan just after xmas time an was there for 5 weeks in the Island of Hokkaido .
Japan had another record winter with consistent snowfalls through out January - Feb 

I came home for the birth of our daughter Lilan Ursula Jackways mid February which was an amazing .
Such a cool feeling to welcome some1 so special into the world .

After being home for a month I then went to Europe to shoot with Volcom an then on to Sweden for a heli trip with Antti Autti an Arctic Guides.

Some images below of the whole season recap , there will be a couple of edits coming out also .

Hiking to the goods in Japan an putting in the boot pack to session .

Evening glow in Niseko 

Method into the pocket while filming 

Mandatory cuisine shot  , Miso Ramen stable diet in Japan

Hanging the nose over before dropping in .

Sea of Japan , during a sight seeing / Scoping day

Mt Yotei - Thumbs up !

Dusting off the board in Laax before heading up for another hit

Toe-side slash 

Sinking the edge into some of Laax's finest 

Standing alone atop of the kicker , ready to session - Vernon Deck photo

Hiking in the tree's during an Arlberg blizzard   - Vernon Deck photo

Pow turn on the way down to Lunch - Vernon Deck photo

Punching out of the smoke cloud - Vernon Deck photo

Scenic shot from our cabin balcony in Bjorkliden Sweden

Antti testing out the snowpack on our first heli run 

Antti ready to drop ( its a long way down ! ) 

The view form the drop in 
An the view below 

Antti an Anders the guide looking at potential lines

A quick glimpse on the way up , then before you know it your ontop of the line 

The view from below 
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Sweden's beautiful landscape from the heli window 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Interpretation Film

Here is the full movie of Interpretation  .

It was a great time filming this with Tim an such a privilege  to be able to show people all over the world what  N.Z has to offer.

Please enjoy .

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2014 NZ Season finished

Just like that the 2014 Winter season here in N.Z is done .

Nothing crazy snow-wise or anything for the books but a handful of great powder days an a month of straight blue weather in August which is unheard of .

Overall the season here went great an conditions were good on the whole .

I filmed with Antti Autti for his 2 year project up Cardrona an Treble Cone which comes out very soon  

We also filmed an edit for the WHC event here in September .

Below are a small collection of images thrown together from the season just been .

Early season hiking to get the legs strong an staying fit , this track is Rocky mountain an has some of the best lake an landscape views of the area 

Mt Roy track above Wanaka is a grulling 3 hour climb up , but the views from the top are amazing !!

Early season snowfall  + an early morning departure for Cardrona .

Method off the hip jump into the Gully ,  Treble Cone 

Indy dropper off the Summit of TC - Brent Screen photo

Front 3 Gully jump 

Temple Basin has the steeps an good views to match 

Mac James approach 

an Attack !

Early morning pipe Shoots Cardrona , Shay Williams photo

River surfing in Hawea during winter requires good rubber - Pure Pixel photo

Views up TC ...not too bad .

Antti Autti ally's over the Cardona Valley an Lake Hawea .

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Interpretation film

Last year during the 2013 winter I teamed up with my good friend Tim Pierce an we created Interpretation .

We've know each other forever an have grown up in Wanaka since we were young , so it was a great feeling to team up with a good friend an amazing filmer such as Tim.

We both wanted to capture riding in NZ at its finest an show people around the world what we have in our own back yard .

Not only did we shoot snowboarding, but we tried to capture everything that is special to me in some way an showcase living in Wanaka as my home .

The full movie will be out in November 2014 an the teaser is here below along with some images that were shot through out the piece .

Please take a watch an look out for the full piece when it drops in November , special thanks to all that were involved in making it possible including , Volcom , Cardrona ,  HMH ,  Lake Wanaka , Antti Autti  an Northlight pictures .

Dropped off an saying later to the Heli 

Slashing a wave on the way down to lunch

Riding with the Heli mid run.

Frontside air up Cardrona 

Thumbs up for flying .

Will Jackways Interpretation TeaserFull Documentary online release November 2014. Touring film festivals world wide 2014 & 2015. Director / DOP / Editor - Tim Pierce Colourist - David Maclaren Sound…

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Approach & Attack 2014

Over the past 2 years It has been a privilege to film an hang with my good friend Antti Autti as he travels the world working on his newest  production Approach & Attack .

I filmed with him in Norway , last year in N.Z an now we plan to finish up the movie with some more filming around the Southern Lakes of N.Z

Its been an absolute blast working together an Im excited for his project .

The movie is set to release online in November 2014 an will showcase amazing snowboarding filmed all round the globe including Japan , Europe , Alaska , Norway an New Zealand .

Take a minute to check out the teaser an be sure to keep an eye out for when the movie drops in November .

Below is the link an also some pictures shot in Norway on our past trip shot by Jani Karppa
Jani Karppa -

APPROACH & ATTACK - TEASER 2014Second teaser of Approach & Attack With help from local riders, Antti Autti and friends go deep in the backcountry in Approach & Attack, a snowboarding movie…

Hiking views
Pic- Jani Karppa

Front 3 tap
Pic- Jani Karppa 

Morning stretch before flying
Pic- Jani Karppa

Pic - Jani Karppa

Pic - Jani Karppa

Ollie over tree 
Pic - Jani Karppa

Pic- Jani Karppa

Barrel spray
Pic- Jani Karppa

Pic- Jani Karppa