Snowboarding can not only teach you a lot about yourself but it can expand your horizons and take you to new cultures. This mini documentary showcases one man and his friends journey from Norway to Japan in search of better snow conditions.
“From the Land of the Midnight Sun to the Land of the Rising Sun”
“EZO” is our new snowboard video project that follows Krister Kopala and his friends on an epic journey from Tromso in Northern Norway to the North Island of Japan, Hokkaido.
Krister Kopala grew up surrounded by snow, but January in Norway isn’t ideal for snowboarding. 24-hour darkness, erratic weather and temperatures well below minus 20 force these guys to find snowboarding opportunities abroad.
This year they’re landing in six meters of deep, fresh Hokkaido powder!
Directed, produced and shot by: Kristian Kvam Hansen
Produced for PUSH
Additional Cinematography: Charles Lanceplaine
Edited by: Charles Lanceplaine & Kristian Kvam Hansen
Still Photography: Charles Lanceplaine & Clas Kristensen
Graphic Design by: Terry Ricardo
Sound Recording by: Morten Forsland
Shot on location at:
Blót – “Stille Liv”
Piers Baron – “Cold Call”
Gypsy & The Cat – “Can’t Stop Me Now”