ROCKFORD, Mich. (Mar. 1, 2020) — “This Land” is a story about land access told through a journey of inclusion and empowerment. Faith is known within the outdoor and community for inspiring others to spend more time outside and redefine what outdoor means through a lens of equity and inclusion.

“I want everyone to be able to see someone who looks like them outside doing something they love and I want them to be inspired to do the same thing.” – Faith E. Briggs

This film was created by an all-female film team including two first-time directors.


· Still Images:

· Photo Credit: Michael A. Estrada

· Film Link:

Social Tags:

o Merrell:




Film Credits:

o Brand: Merrell, Peak Design

o Directors: Whit Hassett and Chelsea Jolly

o Producer: Faith E. Briggs

o Director of Photography: Whit Hassett and Chelsea Jolly

o Production Company: Mellifera Cine

o Editors: Olivia Abtahi and Ryan Miyamoto

o Sound Design: Cascadian Sounds

Film Festivals (past and future showings):

· 5 Point Film Festival

· American Documentary and Animation Film Festival

· Banff Mountain Film Festival

· BZN International Film Festival

· The Environmental Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF)

· No Man’s Land Film Festival

· The Siskiyou Film Fest

· Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest

· Wild & Scenic Film Fest

For additional information or a downloadable file of the film, please reach out to the producer, Faith E. Briggs and the Merrell press contact below.


Merrell® exists to give you all you really need to discover the simple yet profound power of the trail. We believe the trail is for everyone. Our goal is to provide thoughtfully designed, rigorously tested products that over-deliver on performance, versatility and durability. Because when you’ve got air in your lungs and good shoes on your feet, you’ve got everything you need. Visit or follow us on social at @merrell and @merrelloutside.




Merrell Presents: “We Hike to Heal”

ROCKFORD, Mich. (June 29, 2020) — “We Hike to Heal” follows Kenya and Michelle Jackson-Saulters, who found each other and combined their passions to create Outdoor Journal Tour. Through a series of events called We Hike to Heal, their goal is to empower women through journaling, more

Merrell Presents: “The Crown”

ROCKFORD, Mich. (Nov. 5, 2019) — “The Crown” features thru hiker, veteran and Merrell Ambassador Will “Akuna” Robinson as he completes the Triple Crown of Hiking: the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail. The film shares Robinson’s thoughts more

Merrell Presents: “Bringing It Home”

ROCKFORD, Mich. (Sept. 13, 2019) — “Bringing It Home” follows Tyrhee Moore, mountaineer, outdoor education advocate, and founder of Soul Trak, as he tells the story of his connection to the outdoors that was fostered at a young age. Born and raised in one of the toughest more

Merrell Presents: “TranSending”

This short docu-style film features Erin Parisi as she works towards her goal of climbing the Seven Summits as a platform to promote transgender awareness and inclusion ROCKFORD, Mich. (May 8, 2020) — “TranSending” follows the journey of Erin Parisi as she comes into her own more

Merrell Collaborates with Trail Sisters on Women’s-Specific Trail Running Collection

ROCKFORD, Mich. (March 6, 2020) — Powerful alone, women are unstoppable together. Merrell partnered with Trail Sisters on the design for the print of two of their women’s-specific trail runners: the Antora and Banshee (launching end of March 2020). Trail Sisters is a community more

ROMP and Merrell Present: “In Her Shoes”

April 29, 2020 — Merrell and non-profit Range of Motion Project (ROMP) come together to tell the story of two amputee women from vastly different backgrounds as they attempt to summit Cotopaxi with one goal: mobility for all. Watch "In Her Shoes" here. Each year, ROMP organizes a more

Merrell And Stormy Kromer Debut Co-Branded Capsule Collection

IRONWOOD, Mich. and ROCKFORD, Mich. (Sept. 27, 2019) – Merrell, the brand that exists to give you all you really need to discover the simple yet profound power of the trail, and Stormy Kromer, an outdoor apparel company comprised of genuine, hardworking artisans that hand-craft more

Merrell Shoes

Merrell Launches Eco-Friendly Undyed Collection

ROCKFORD, Mich. (Sept. 24, 2020) - Merrell, the outdoor performance and lifestyle brand, has introduced their Undyed Collection. The Undyed Collection is “Made clean to get dirty” and features all-white undyed uppers made with partially recycled mesh and natural rubber outsoles. more

Merrell And Duluth Pack Debut Co-Branded Outdoor Work Boot Collection

DULUTH, Minn. and ROCKFORD, Mich. (Oct. 15, 2019) – Merrell, the brand that exists to give you all you really need to discover the simple yet profound power of the trail, and Duluth Pack, an American heritage brand known for handcrafted outdoor gear made in the U.S. since 1882, more