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Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy will film on location in Northern Michigan this month


EAST LANSING, Mich., October 5, 2011 – Lights, camera, action! BIGGBY COFFEE is hitting the BIGG screen. The East Lansing based gourmet coffee retailer will appear in the feature film, Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy, but move over Hollywood, this movie will be filmed on location in Northern Michigan!


Set to be released in summer 2012 the family-friendly, action adventure is being filmed at 10 West Studios in Manistee, MI as well as on location in Manistee and Ludington. With scenic views of Lake Michigan’s shoreline, sand dunes and nearby forests, the movie profiles Mickey Matson, who is left a Petoskey stone engraved with a mysterious map by his grandfather, leading him on a danger-filled adventure.


“We are excited to be a part this movie, especially because it’s set in and filmed right in the backyard of BIGGBY COFFEE”, Bob Fish, CEO and co-founder said. “It’s an ideal situation when two local companies can work together and support our state’s economy and the local film industry.”


In September, the Michigan Film Office approved Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy for a film incentive of $162,128 on $388,400 of projected in-state expenditures. The project is written, produced and directed by Michigan natives and features West Michigan actor, Derek Brandon as Mickey Matson.


The film is expected to hire 46 Michigan workers and will feature other Michigan historical attractions including, the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee and White Pine Village in Ludington.


Recently named the fastest growing coffee chain in America by CNBC, BIGGBY COFFEE has store locations in both Northern Michigan and Wisconsin.


“The BIGGBY COFFEE brand is growing more every day and I think this film will only continue to support that growth,” Fish said. “This is truly a great opportunity to showcase our company and the great state of Michigan, where BIGGBY got its start.”


East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY® COFFEE opened a single store in March of 1995 based on the founding principle that coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike would benefit from a less pretentious approach to the standard gourmet café paradigm. BIGGBY COFFEE introduced connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear and Caramel Marvel, and barista staff surprised guests with simple gestures like free kazoos and bouncy balls for no other reason than to brighten their day. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY COFFEE has 137 cafes open or under contract across six states including: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas.  For more information, visit