Hakkoda Garage event pics

A few more pictures from the Hakkoda Garage event over the weekend.  Although the weather was a little wet and rainy, it was still a fantastic event and I was really pleased with the number of people who showed up to watch the live performances and stick around to see Car Danchi on the screen.  I love showing the movie outside and in the mountains!  Look forward to doing this event again next year.  It was my first time visiting Hakkoda outside of the winter season.  It is beautiful and well worth the effort to take a trip there.  Do some hiking, soak in the legendary Sukayu Hot Springs and enjoy the hospitality of the Aomori people!


Car Danchi hits the road

The new Car Danchi NO.5 went on sale today across Japan!  So I am hitting the road for our first movie showing in Hakkoda.  Will post the flyer for the event once again here.  If you are in the Aomori area tomorrow hope you can stop by and say hi.  I will be bringing along riders, Mino Yuusuke, Hayato Doi and Shimomura Motoki.  We will be making a few stops in Niseko, Hakodate along the way so keep you eye out for a camping car with a One Films sticker!

Although the movie showing is not listed on the flyer we will be there and showing the movie from 9pm tomorrow night!  Will be taking part in the flea market during the day as well.

See you there!

Car Danchi NO.5 first world premier!

The World premier of Car Danchi NO. 5 will be held in Aomori Prefecture’s Hakkoda on September the 10th!!! IF you are anywhere in the area, I sure hope you can stop by and watch the show!

We will be taking part in a full day event being held there on that date including a Flea Market, slideshow, live concerts from Hiroshi Fujiwara and Aorora and lots more. Car Danchi NO. 5 will be showing on the the big screen in the Hakkoda parking lot from 21:00 as the final event of the day.

The event also includes a trekking program the following day which I am planning on participating in as well! Should be a lot of fun and I am just stoked to be kicking off the movie premier series in one of Japan’s great mountain locations! Hakkoda is also featured in the new Car Danchi so it will be a lot of fun to share that with everyone there!

Guest riders will be Yuusuke Mino and Hayato Doi from the Car Danchi crew!

Check out the flyer below for more info.

Car Danchi NO.5 teaser!

The Car Danchi NO.5 Teaser went on line today just before lunch. I put it out to Facebook and Twitter right away and it has been fun watching people get excited to see the teaser drop! Thanks to everyone for all the retweets and likes that have been flying around the web! Appreciate the support, it makes all the long editing hours worth while!

So here is the official blog post for the release of the Car Danchi NO.5 teaser. I have added some other viewing material below the teaser. Clips from some of the artists featured in the movie. Some are different songs from what is being used in the movie, but you can get a taste of the music styles.

So here it is, after a two year break the Car Danchi crew is back!

Riders (Nekosogi Family)
Haruki Takeuchi
Hayato Doi
Hideki Takeda
Hiroshi Fujiwara
Katsushi Matsui
Kazushi Yamauchi
Ken Shibuya
Masanori Takeuchi
Motoki Shimomura
Shinya Nakagawa
Shunsuke Hoshino
Takaharu Nakai
Takaku Tomoki
Takamasa Imai
Yoshinari Uemura
Yuusuke Mino
Yuta Kiyohara
Yuta Kobayashi
Yuu Nishiyama
& Terje

Music by

Hiroshi Fujiwara
Higashida Tomohiro
Kuniyuki Takahashi
DJ Sebastien aka Seboo
Pampas Field Ass Kickers

Keep your engines running, we are keeping the dream alive! The ultimate snowboarding lifestyle powder movie is back, after a two year recharge! In this year 2011 even natural disasters and nuclear meltdowns could not stop this crew of determined dreamers. We drove, found and filmed the best powder spots in Japan, and we want to share it with you. A snowboard movie like no other, showcasing the “Art of the turn” in glorious powder definition, enjoy 50 minutes of winter bliss, and keep on dreaming!

車団地が帰ってきた。しかし今回は何をたくらんでるいるのか?それは根こそぎにちがいない。最高のパウダーを遠慮なくいただく車団地の住民。北国北海道から青森の八甲田や秋田の田沢湖まで滑り残しはない!その夢のようなスノーボードlifestyleを生きるメンバー達。今の厳しい現実を横乗りで脱出できるのか。彼らが求める夢の世界は、もちろん最高のpowder snow、世界平和、再生可能エネルギー、そして燃料リッター¥100以下。その日がくるまでみんなで力を合わして滑り続けましょう!夢は叶うものです!!!

The Car Danchi Crew is back! What have they got planned this time? They are taking no prisoners and leaving tracks everywhere they go. The crew has no mercy for untracked Powder from the North Island of Hokkaido, to Aomori’s Hakkoda and Akita’s Tazawako. Never satisfied until every course is tracked out, these guys are committed to keeping the dream alive. Will they be able to escape from the harsh reality of todays world? Follow the crew as they dream of a better world. One with Powder for everyone, World Peace, Renewable Energy, and Gasoline prices under a ¥100 per liter! Until that day arrives lets all stand sideway together and keep on riding. Dreams do come true.

Now enjoy some music!

Higashida Tomohiro PV

Hiroshi Fujiwara

Not the song I am using in the video, but this is a classic remix check it out.

Here is a track that you will hear in the movie. Sapporo local artist Tokky

I am using a different track but this is a good one too.

Still Life short movie

Check it out a totally new type of collaboration happened recently!

If you follow my blog very closely you will remember that I was filming with Hiroshi Fujiwara at Kiroro Snow World about a month and a half ago. I was shooting video for three days hoping to get some footage for the upcoming Car Danchi 5 movie. Each day I gave a copy of my footage to Hiroshi to watch on his laptop computer. Well by the end of the three day trip he had already edited a nice section to one of his original music tracks! That is how fast he works!

So check it out an original short movie filmed by Neil Hartmann, editing by Hiroshi Fujiwara and composition by Detz!   Thanks guys!

You can watch the whole movie live on www.honeyee.com

Still Life on Honeyee.com

New edition of Still Life is live on http://www.honeyee.com right now. All photos by Tochi-san legend camera man. I was there for the trip shooting video, so you can look for that in the upcoming Car Danchi 5 movie. In the mean time check out the nice photos!

www.honeyee.com feature Still Life

Still life feature up

The new edition of Honeyee.com Still Life is now live on the web. All the the photos were shot by me during the trip to Niseko Annupuri in January. Great layout and design by Detz and the Honeyee.com team! Please follow the link and check it out!

www.honeyee.com features Still life!

Also big thanks to everyone for checking out my blog on honeyee.com over the last three month! The 100 day relay is up! I was so busy the last few days that I didn’t even have a chance to make a final post! Anyway hope you all enjoyed and look forward to being back on the blog next winter!