Media Invite: Salt Lake City Premiere of Faction's "This is Home" Ski Movie

Film Features SLC Native Johnny Collinson, Tim McChesney and other Faction Collective Athletes

World's Most Acclaimed Freeskiers from The Faction Collective Take You Home to Explore What Makes Them The Skiers They Are Today

From Europe to the US and back again, "This is Home" follows Faction Collective athletes - including SLC's own Johnny Collinson - as they return to their respective bases around the world to show us how they get it done on home turf. Revisiting old playgrounds and favorite lines, finding new challenges and scoping out secret spots, this film chronicles what it means to be a freeskier today – where the conditions are what you make of them, and the search for that perfect ride begins in your own backyard.

Click here to watch the "This is Home" trailer.  

THIS IS HOME. A journey to find what makes us skiers.

THIS IS HOME is the first full-length feature film from the Faction Collective.

Tickets for media are available - we'd love to have you join us! Please let me know how many tickets you need and if you would like to meet with a specific athlete and/or the Faction team before the film. 

Flyer and images for download here. Feel free to use images! Please credit "Faction Collective" and include the name of the photographer (in the file name). 



World's Most Acclaimed Freeskiers from The Faction Collective Take You Home to Explore What Makes Them The Skiers They Are Today

Faction Skis,, designer and manufacturer of performance skis for the most demanding freeskiers, today announced the US Premiere of THIS IS HOME, a feature-length film that embodies freeskiing culture and showcases Faction athletes in their home mountains to discover the meaning of Home.

The US Premier will be in Salt Lake City on October 12, 2017, at The Depot. 

YouTube Film trailer

In production for the past year, THIS IS HOME chronicles what makes a skier, and tells personal stories about the environment that creates and the conditions that helped shape athletes including Candide Thovex, the world’s most famous and acclaimed freeskier, big mountain prodigy and SLC-native Johnny Collinson, 15-year old phenomenon Kelly Sildaru, and freeskiing icon Adam Delorme. 

Filmed and produced by the team that delivered the award-winning “We Are The Faction Collective” webisodes, which received over 4 million views, the Faction production team has been on a year-long mission, from the icy streets of Finland to chasing powder in the Wasatch Range and exploring steep lines in Zermatt, and to visiting Thovex’s playground of La Clusaz and a rally session in Verbier. 

“Every avid skier has memories about how they got hooked. I mean really hooked. I guess it's like an induction to a special tribe. After talking to the athletes on our team last year, we wanted to get to the core how these totally diverse people from different places all converged and seem to share a bond,” said Alex Hoye, CEO and Co-Founder, Faction Skis. “So we went on the road to the mountains - sometimes fields and streets - that shaped them. As the filming played out we realized that the message somehow evolved to the fact that home can be as much a feeling as any place. We hope THIS IS HOME feels like a homecoming for everyone who watches it.”


About Faction Skis

Twelve years on and although everything has changed, not much really has. Having been at the driving end of new technologies like super fat skis, rocker, lightweight hybrid cores, recycled materials, symmetrical twin tips and a nod back to traditional, hand-crafted manufacturing techniques, the industry is still the same.

It's the independents who are leading the way. Led by skiers who work for the love of the community they are part of. 

And that's exactly who we are. An independent group of skiers, artists, film-makers, staff, partners and fans that has grown over the past 12 years to more than just a sum of its parts, united by a love for the mountains and the tools that allow us to escape there. 

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