[ MEET THE CREW ]
The Collective Voice
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[ OUR VISION ]
By bringing together this legendary crew, we aim to build community in snowboarding and empower people to get outside and enjoy the mountains. This is our way of giving back to the sport that has given so much to us.
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2014 ESPN TOP 50 WOMEN'S ACTION SPORT'S ATHLETE
SPONSORS: K2, VANS, DAKINE, AIRBLASTER, DRAGON, HITCASE, SANDBOX, XS SOCKS, WHISTLER BLACKCOMB, SOURCE SNOWBOARD SHOP.
"I grew up scouring the pages of snowboard magazines looking for girls that I could aspire to become one day. All I wanted was some sort of proof that one day pro-snowboarding could be a 'job' or maybe far away in my dreams, a reality. I watched snowboard movies over and over and wanted to emulate Tara Dakides' and Barrett Christy's every move on a snowboard. Back then, it was few and far between having role models to see. Fast forward to realizing my dream of snowboarding for a living, I aspired to create a dream project with a legendary crew. My intention and mission with Full Moon is to film some kick ass snowboarding and pay tribute to all the inspirations of the past, present and future. This is my way of giving back to the sport that has given so much to me. We're all doing what we love and I hope to inspire people to do the same."
Considered one of the most well-rounded professional snowboarders in the world, Leanne has won Snowboarder & Transworld Magazine's esteemed Female Rider Of the Year Award, Transworld Reader's Choice Award and appeared on the 2014 ESPN's Top 50 Women of Action Sports list. With over 10 video parts in Standard Films, Misschief, P.S., and two of her own previous produced Runway Films movies, she is at it again producing and directing her third film 'Full Moon' with some of the best backcountry women on the planet. In her down time, you will find her in Oregon at High Cascade Snowboard Camp as a signature session'er and exploring the west coast, camping in her BigFoot camper with her fiancé Jeff Keenan and their dog Keita. Leanne is also an active member on the rider's alliance for Protect Our Winters, the leading advocacy group for the winter sports community in the movement against climate change.
2014 #2 FEMALE TOP SNOWBOARDER OF THE YEAR
SPONSORS: YES, BILLABONG, NOW, WHISTLER BLACKCOMB
"My brother got me into snowboarding. I was a competitive ski racer before but I wasn't having that much fun doing it anymore. It was way too serious. So I tried snowboarding and got hooked right away. I looked up to my brother the most; whenever you get a compliment from an older brother, it really resonates. I was also influenced by the local riders in Kamloops, where I grew up. Victoria Jealouse was from Kamloops. I had her on this pedestal growing up, and I still do. Chris Dufficy was also a Kamloops native and seeing his accomplishments really made me see how it is possible to be successful in this career path."
Being brought up in the snow and demanded to start snowboarding by my brother at 14 years old, I never looked back. I started in a Kamloops Snowboard Club that involved halfpipe, boarder cross, and slalom. I slowly dropped slalom, then boarder cross, and ultimately dropped halfpipe once I moved to Whistler and got a taste for powder. It was too much fun.
Since then I've continued to evolve and have been filming for the last 5 years and been on top of the Whistler Backcountry circles. Traveling to find snow for the last 5 years, it's been a dream to have this career. I can't wait for this upcoming winter to continue to travel and take advantage of the snow at home, in Whistler, Canada.
Robin van gyn
2015 COVER & INTERVIEW WITH SBC WOMEN
SPONSORS: ROXY, NOW BINDINGS, WHISTLER BLACKCOMB, WEND PERFORMANCE, HIGHBALL ENERGY, BACKCOUNTRY ACCESS, KIND SNACKS
"Full Moon has brought snowboarding full circle for me. So many of the crew ARE the riders I looked up to and were inspired by, so now, to run beside them is a bit of a trip and a definite privilege. It's not just the main crew either, it's everyone involved. Whether it was being blown away by the contest girls, riding with legends and hearing their stories, or realizing you own role in it, the whole process has put things in perspective and given me a deeper appreciation for everything that surrounds snowboarding."
Robin is a Whistler local and has made the backcountry there her office over the last 9 years of being a pro snowboarder. Having tested the waters in competition, Robin has turned most of her career focus in the backcountry with many years of coaching and guiding in Argentina and filming over 5 video parts with Runway Films, Peep Show, P.S. Media and now Full Moon. Other accolades include being voted one of"Canada's 50 Coolest Canadians" and landing the cover of 2015 SBC Women's Annual coupled with a full feature interview. On top of professional snowboarding Robin has started making a path to becoming a guide and also spends her spare time surf adventuring in Mexico with her lab Stella.
2015 FEMALE SNOWBOARDER OF THE YEAR
SPONSORS: ARBOR, OAKLEY, RED BULL, SANDBOX HELMETS, CLIF BAR, BEAVER WAX, WHISTLER BLACKCOMB
"I grew up snowboarding in Quebec from when I was 11 years old following my older brothers around our home Resort Le Massif every weekend. Snowboarding instantly became my passion and what made me the happiest growing up. I used to look up to Tara Dakides and Barrett Christy as mentors and even though I never ever thought I could make it my career one day, the love for it just lead me to the next contest or next road trip and eventually Whistler and my first few sponsors. I have been enjoying the ride ever since and feel very grateful for all the places it had brought me to, all the incredible people that have became friends with along the way, all the adrenaline moments that keep us feeling like kids forever and just as importantly has kept me connected to the outdoors and nature that makes us all feel alive."
Marie is known for being one of the most stylish and versatile snowboarders in the field and has the accolades to prove it: from movie parts in Absinthe Films, Rome movies and media coverage in all the main magazines, 2015 Transwold Snowboarding's Women's Rider of the Year, three times Women's Reader's Choice, and three times Women's Video Part of the Year awards, to name a few. She also produced the snow meets environmental film "The Little Things" that released Fall 2014 for which she received Transworld's Climate Activist Award. Outside of snowboarding, Marie is known for her humble and giving personality, her love and connection with nature as well as her awareness for the world around her.
- Bio written by Nat Langmann
WHISTLER, B.C. & INDONESIA
BACKCOUNTRY TRAILBLAZER, 2010 FEMALE RIDER OF THE YEAR
SPONSORS: SALOMON, DAKINE, ANON, FRED WATER, WHISTLER BLACKCOMB
“Surrounding myself with good people and just sharing and enjoying snowboarding, that’s what’s most important.”
From the early days on the contest circuit through to her current status as a cast-iron backcountry legend, French Canadian rider Annie Boulanger has literally done it all. Along the way there have been injuries, awards, avalanches, video game appearances and just about everything else you can expect to encounter in a career on shred.
After more than 10 years of filming video parts in the backcountry, she's developed a reputation as on of the most knowledgable free riders around, always up to speed with weather forecasts and avalanche reports. Her fellow pros fall over themselves to praise her attitude, ability and determination. She's had quite the run, and still rides more than ever. When you ask Annie what her future involves; mostly snowboarding, traveling, meeting new people and having new experiences.
2014 ESPN TOP 50 WOMEN'S ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE
SPONSORS: VANS, RIDE, VON ZIPPER
"I grew up in Big Bear Lake, CA after we moved there from Santa Barbara when I was about 2. We moved into the tiny family cabin after what became a permanent ski vacation and I began snowboarding when I was about 6. If I wasn't in school, you could find me at the ski hill, riding, dorking around with friends and giving myself more than enough snow burns. Trial and error, right? Snowboarding had become my life before I even graduated High School, but I gave college a chance up in Tahoe for a year before I got my break at Snowboarder Mag's Superpark at Mammoth that Spring. Since then I have been unbelievably fortunate and been able to travel the world and make unforgettable memories with some amazing people. I couldn't have asked for a better scenario. My Mom and Dad have always been my biggest supporters and they are the ones who got me started snowboarding, I thank them...A LOT!"
For the past 15 years Hana has pushed the limits of how women snowboard. She made a name for herself during Snowboarder Magazines Superpark in 2001 which earned her Rookie of the Year from TWSnow. While running around with the Grenade crew in Mammoth she got a taste for filming and in 2003 she was bit by the backcountry bug and bought her first snowmobile. Over the next few years she developed her backcountry skills while continuing to compete in contests. She has a relentless passion for snowboarding and is on this year round migration in search of shredding opportunities and good times. Hana has an easy, straight forward approach to life that seems to suck people up into her wake which takes you on the adventure of a lifetime. After being successful early in her career with contests she now spends her winters following her passion in the backcountry and her riding has taken on a whole new level. You can find published shots of Hana hitting jumps and road gaps that most of the guys would not imagine hitting. The things you may already know about Hana are her major accomplishments, including three Winter X-Games Silvers, a Bronze in the only X-Games Real Women event, 2 x Womens rider of the year, and covers on both Transworld Snowboarding and Snowboarder Magazine, but she also enjoys spending time at home in Bellingham and working on her remodel when she isn’t traveling to visit friends, surf, camp, hike or other spur of the moment adventures. Not one to sit still for long, she is always looking towards the future which lead her to produce her own web series on Snowboardermag.com titled “P.S…" for three seasons along with the women's snowboard film “Intervals” in 2011. Now Hana is bringing that same enthusiasm to Full Moon and looking forward to the exciting times to come this winter!
LAKE TAHOE, CA
2014 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST , 2016 FEMALE RIDER OF THE YEAR
SPONSORS: GNU, OAKLEY, MONSTER ENERGY
" I feel so blessed to film with the Full Moon film crew, I haven't spent a ton of time in the backcountry but I love to ride natural terrain! I've always looked up to Victoria jealous for her free flowing effortless steeze and shredding big lines! Excited to go to AK this spring and ride some big mountains!"
One of the most decorated women's snowboarders in the world on the contest circuit, Jamie is a force to be reckoned with. She won the gold medal in Slopestyle at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and has 13 X Games medals, one from each of her Winter X Games appearances. She is the most medaled athlete in X Games Slopestyle history. Jamie wins by stomping her tricks with authority and style, but its what she does off the snow that shows her true spirit. This tree hugging, yoga loving, moon cycle observing, go-green goddess considers snowboarding a soul sport. Through the Jamie Anderson Foundation, she sponsors young snowboarders with Sierra-at-Tahoe. She has also taken home 3 coveted ESPY awards, 2 of which were awarded in 2014 for best female action sports athlete and best female U.S. Olympian. Although Jamie is a veteran on the contest circuit, she's a rookie in the backcountry. The FULL MOON crew is taking her under their wing this season so that she can translate her slope style prowess to the backcountry.
SNOWBOARDING LEGEND, 2016 TRANSWORLD MAGAZINE'S FIRST FEMALE LEGEND AWARD RECIPIENT
SPONSORS: GNU, AIRBLASTER
"I'm really impressed with the progression of women's snowboarding over the last 10+ years. There are more women to look up to and the younger generations have more exposure to badass women in film in contests so they see what's possible and keep raising the bar higher. I'm such a fan of snowboarding and I love watching the girls progress. Their grace and strength makes snowboarding look fun and that keeps me inspired to ride powder every chance I get!"
Barrett dominated the contest scene from the mid-‘90s to the early 2000s, winning everything from the Burton US Open halfpipe and the first X Games big air in 1997 to Mt. Baker’s Legendary Banked Slalom alongside her now husband Temple Cummins in 2001. She rounded out her major competition rankings with a bronze at the 2002 X Games slopestyle, leaving her with an incredible 11 X Games medals. Beyond competition, she found time to film for the all-women’s movies Our Turn and Hardly Angels.
She was a member of the first US Olympic snowboard team in 1998, claimed TransWorld SNOWboarding’s Readers’ Choice awards in 1999 and 2000 and the cover of TransWorld SNOWboarding’s 2000 Buyer’s Guide supplemental issue. She transcended into the mainstream by landing on an Apple Jacks cereal box cover, as well as the cover of Women Outside. It was rumored that a Ween song was written about her.
“She set the tone for progressive women’s snowboarding and showed women that there were no barriers,” says Mervin co-founder Pete Saari. “She carried the entire Gnu brand for a period in the mid-‘90s.
During her pro career, Barrett was one of the most dynamic riders to watch as she pushed the limits of women’s snowboarding. At the 1999 Summer X Games big air in San Francisco, she invented her own signature trick, a switch toeside frontside 540, similar to a frontside rodeo, but with the front shoulder dipped down instead of up. Moments after riding away from the oddly corked trick for the first time, announcer Kris Jamieson coined it the Barrett Roll. Over the next few years, Barrett worked the move into her slopestyle runs and used it to win three major medals.
Today, Barrett is a mother of two and a mentor to many others including Jamie Anderson and Kaitlyn Farrington.
- Bio by Gerard Gross
"I grew up going to the mountains to go sledding and building snowmen with my family. I lived in the city so the mountains were not part of my everyday life. When I was 16 I discovered snowboarding. To me snowboarding was something new and exciting. But it was different from anything else I ever tried. I grew up playing sports, but this was something new. The feeling of flying down the mountain riding powder on my snowboard was a feeling of freedom, and it was addicting. For 20 years I followed this feeling and it lead me on a journey I never expected. Through all the opportunities of sponsorships, competitions and films that were presented in my career it always circled back to riding in the backcountry in search of powder."
- Tina B
Tara Dakides fundamentally changed women's snowboarding in the early 2000's with a fearless attitude as she dominated many of the contemporary disciplines in competition including big air slope style and rails. Her extensive list of wins include 5 Winter X Games gold medals and three World Snowboarding Championships. She also dominated the film scene and was a staple in Mack Dawg's famous snowboard films. She was awarded the Best Female Freestyle Rider in 1999, 2000 and 2001, Best Overall Female Rider in 2000 and 2001, and Best Female Rail Rider in 2001 at the Transworld Snowboarding Rider's Poll Awards. Dakides was also Snowboarder magazine's Female Snowboarder of the Year in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Tara was a big influence to the current roster of the Full Moon Film crew.
SAN DIEGO, CA
Circe Wallace has been a pioneer in the field of athlete representation. Starting in the Action Sports business 25 years ago as a Pro Snowboarder she has evolved into one of the industry's top agents and executives. Today she represents over 13 stars including Olympic Gold Medalists Torah Bright, Scotty Lago and Iouri Podladtchikov.
She also is the long term agent of Paul Rodriguez, AKA P-rod, for whom she has helped build the SB P-Rod franchise with Nike.
Wallace has developed and produced shows for MTV, BET, RBHM, RBTV, ESPN, NICKELODEON and she has Executive Produced many of the most successful films in Action Sports, such as "ART of FLIGHT" featuring her client Travis Rice.
This year she also serves as EP on "THE FOURTH PHASE" the latest production between Travis Rice and Redbull Media House. To be released Fall 16', and will be the largest RBHM Film project to date.
Circe is extremely talented in identifying and managing emerging talent in addition to building really creative programs around them. She is creating opportunity across all media, which is really important in Action Sports.