‘Small Town, Big Heart’ to be Featured at Thunder Bay International Film Festival


ALPENA, MI – Small Town, Big Heart (2014) is the story of the 2014 MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) International ROV Competition that was held at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in June of 2014. madlaw

The film focuses on the opportunities presented to the students by meeting with industry professionals, judges, and future colleagues, and how the community of Alpena came together to welcome and support competitors not only from down the street but across the globe.




Small Town, Big Heart was produced by MADLAWMEDIA. The filmmakers Elizabeth Kaiser and Kyle Maddux-Lawrence will be in attendance for the festival premiere at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival January 23-25, 2015 held at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

In addition there will be a prescreening at the Roger’s City Theater on Wednesday January 21, 2015 the trailer for Big Brownie: A Documentary, MADLAWMEDIA’s upcoming film documenting the infamous Michigan Brown Trout festival will also premiere at the festival.

For more information and tickets visit, http://thunderbay.noaa.gov/spec_events.html

Elizabeth is the daughter of Kim St. Charles and Bill Kaiser of Alpena. She and her husband reside in Savannah, Georgia.

Elizabeth and Kyle spent several weeks in Alpena with family and while in the area produced “Small Town, Big Heart”.

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