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‘This Is Home’ Ski Film Released

Johnny Collinson - Utah - Copyright: The Faction Collective: Photographer Steve Lloyd (PRNewsfoto/The Faction Collective)
Johnny Collinson – Utah – Copyright: The Faction Collective: Photographer Steve Lloyd (PRNewsfoto/The Faction Collective)

Faction Skis, designer and manufacturer of performance skis for the most demanding freeskiers, today announced the public release of its first feature-length ski film, THIS IS HOME, now available for anyone to view for free at www.thisishome.film. To continue the THIS IS HOME theme, Faction also announced the Faction This Is Our Home competition, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for two people to win an all-expenses paid ski adventure to the brand’s home in Verbier, Switzerland.

Having premiered to more than 30,000 fans at 250 big-screen events across 29 countries from Denver to the Dolomites and Vermont to Verbier, THIS IS HOME is now available online for anyone to watch and share. The film chronicles the unique development and bonds that make 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 Johnny Collinson, 15-year old phenomenon Kelly Sildaru, and freeskiing icon Adam Delorme, among many others. From the icy streets of Finland to chasing powder in Montana and exploring steep lines in Zermatt, and to visiting Thovex’s playground of La Clusaz and a rally session in Verbier, THIS IS HOME profiles the ski community at its finest.

“The response to THIS IS HOME has blown away all expectations, and it has just been amazing to hear from people across the world who loved the story, the skiing, the athletes, the whole thing, and are now fired up to get on their skis wherever they are,” said Alex Hoye, Faction CEO and Co-Founder. “True to our mission of The Faction Collective to do things a bit differently for ski fans everywhere, instead of selling THIS IS HOME we decided to set it free into the wild for the community who made it such a success in the first place. We also wanted to give two people the ultimate THIS IS HOME experience to come ski with us in Verbier and see what it’s all about.”

The Faction This Is Our Home Competition includes airfare, hotels, meals, and lift tickets, and a full Faction ski setup for the two lucky winners to bring home as the ultimate souvenir. Enter to win from December 5, 2017, through mid-January, 2018, at www.thisishome.film.

THIS IS HOME has been nominated for multiple awards by iF3, the Powder Awards, and International Free Ride Film Festival, including Film of the Year, People’s Choice, Best Male Street Segment (Antti Ollila – Finland), and Discovery of the Year (Alex Hall). The film was directed by Etienne Mérel, who also directed Faction’s 2 million-viewed series of webisodes, “We Are the Faction Collective.”

The full-length of THIS IS HOME is available to view today at www.thisishome.film and on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/E3zFEhrcAvU

Enter the Faction This Is Our Home Competition at: http://www.thisishome.film.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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