‘Hadwin's Judgement’ is inspired by the award winning book, ‘The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed’.  It is the culmination of a 7 year collaboration between its American writer, John Vaillant, and the British filmmaker, Sasha Snow.

In 2007 the two authors traded two incredible stories about man’s conflict with nature.  John Vaillant’s second book, ‘The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival’, published in 2010, was based on Snow’s multi-award winning film 'Conflict Tiger'.