React104 case study Night Under Fire 2019 - A Tribute React104 case study Night Under Fire 2019 - A Tribute

Night Under Fire

A tribute.

On February 23, 2019, Stephanie Andrews Michalek, wife of Kyle Michalek, passed away unexpectedly. Michalek Brothers Racing immediately parked their car to focus on Kyle and Stephanie’s prematurely born son, Andrews.

Six months later, Michalek Brothers Racing returned for one day of competition, and it was the most important time that the team has ever spent at the track.

  • Services
  • Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Credits
  • Time by Hans Zimmer
  • Still Waiting for It by Zayde Wolf
  • The Boys of Summer by Zayde Wolf

Creating a lasting memory.

React104 utilized footage from multiple sources to assemble a visual recap of a day highlighted by Kyle Michalek’s presentation of a check for $100,000 to the Ohio University School of Nursing. This donation established a scholarship in Stephanie Michalek’s name that will be paid out in perpetuity.

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  • Sony A7iii
  • DJI Ronin-S
Kyle Michalek smiles as he heads to the starting line at the 2019 Night Under Fire.
Kyle Michalek established the Stephanie Andrews Michalek Memorial Nursing Scholarship.
Kyle Michalek straps Corey Michalek into their 4,500 horsepower A/fuel dragster.
A military flyover finalized the pre-race ceremonies at the 2019 Night Under Fire. A military flyover finalized the pre-race ceremonies at the 2019 Night Under Fire.

In memoriam.

React104 was honored to create a piece to add to the preservation of Stephanie Andrews Michalek’s legacy.