Faction Skis is excited to present the official trailer for its second feature-length film, The Collective. The film is set to premiere on October 5, 2019, at the High Five Film Festival in Annecy, France, and will screen at over 500 locations across the globe, between October and December, 2019.
Brought to you by a cast of world-class skiers and an award-winning production team, The Collective delves into the unique, collective spirit that makes skiing so much more than just an individual sport. Whether you associate more with the idea of hair-raising ascents and descents in the Alps or the prospect of hurling your body off of an 80-foot jump, this film covers the gamut; The Collective salutes all forms of skiing expression. It is a film by and for the mountain lovers who proudly fly the Faction flag: the makers, the misfits, the collaborators, the leaders and the open-minded.
The Collective is shot on location upon the high peaks of the Bernese Alps, Leysin & Saas Fee, Switzerland; through the legendary, deep-as-can-be snow of Hakuba, Japan; in the bustling streets of Helsinki, Finland; along the winding Powder Highway of British Columbia, Canada; before the picturesque sunsets of Folgefonna, Norway and around the steep, free-flowing terrain of La Clusaz, France.
Faction employs stunning drone footage, Hollywood-grade stabilization technology and awe-inspiring editing techniques to cast a beautiful light on the mind-boggling performances of its esteemed athletes, whose talents grow and transform year over year, in perfect step with the evolution of the company’s award-winning skis.
Faction athletes starring in the film represent nine nations from around the globe; the cast consists of Faction’s Olympic and X Games gold medalists, some of the world’s foremost powder skiing and street-skiing aficionados, and big-mountain savvy Freeride World Tour competitors and mountain guides. Featured athletes include Duncan Adams, Sam Anthamatten, Will Berman, Ben Buratti, Cody Cirillo, Caroline Claire, Markus Fohr, Mac Forehand, Benjamin Forthun, Alexis Ghisleni, Mathilde Gremaud, Margaux Hackett, Alex Hall, Daniel Hanka, Sarah Hoefflin, Corey Jackson, Taisuke Kusunoki, Tim McChesney, Antti Ollila, Andrew Pollard, Eirik Sæterøy, Shingo Sasaki, Pablo Schweizer, Timothé Sivignon, Kelly Sildaru, and Giulia Tanno.
The Collective is directed by longtime Faction partner, Etienne Mérel. Production assistance is provided by Bluemax Media, the drone operators behind Candide Thovex’s famed Quattro 2 film. The film is a co-production effort with Red Bull Media House, which injects its expertise in production, post-production and distribution. The Collective is also supported by Freeskier Magazine, GoPro, Hakuba Valley and FW apparel. In collaboration with these partners, The Collective is expected to reach an aggregate audience in the tens of millions.
Faction fans who are interested in hosting a screening party of their own—be it for a university club, ski team, film festival or the like—are encouraged to contact Faction directly; Faction offers this opportunity free of charge and will work with interested parties to facilitate private screenings.
Maintaining Faction’s distribution philosophy of making all film releases free and accessible to the masses, The Collective will be published online, for free, come the start of winter 19/20. For more information on The Collective and its global screening tour, please visit thecollective.film.