One could make a solid argument for Faction having the best-balanced team in freestyle skiing. From park and street to backcountry and inbounds, Faction excels, as demonstrated in their new film The Collective. Starring (in alphabetical order) Alex Hall, Alexis Ghisleni, Andrew Pollard, Antti Ollila, Ben Buratti, Benjamin Forthun, Caroline Claire, Cody Cirillo, Corey Jackson, Daniel Hanka, Duncan Adams, Eirik Sateroy, Giulia Tanno, Kelly Sildaru, Mac Forehand, Margaux Hackett, Markus Fohr, Mathilde Gremaud, Pablo Schweizer, Sam Anthamatten, Sarah Hoefflin, Shingo Sasaki, Taisuke Kusunoki, Tim McChesney, Timothé Sivignon, and Will Berman, The Collective has some of the steepest lines, biggest jumps, and most creative urban skiing we've seen in recent memory, which makes it all the more impressive that it's all in one project.
We're not surprised that The Collective came out so well, considering that it was directed by longtime Collective member Etienne Mérel and features camerawork by some of the folks behind Candide's edits, but despite sky-high expectations, we're still blown away. Cheers to everyone who worked on this project, and we're stoked to see what's next for Faction!