Hollywood Inspires Fort Wayne Businessman

By WISE Web News

June 18, 2010 Updated Oct 2, 2009 at 2:31 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)--THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL IN THE 3200 BLOCK OF BROADWAY…COSMIC SOUP DIGITAL IS A MEDIA PRODUCTION HOUSE, KEN FURNISS PROPRIETOR. KEN DOES ANIMATION, VISUAL EFFECTS, TV COMMERCIALS…TODAY HE’S WORKING ON SOMETHING FOR THE FORT WAYNE KOMETS. BUT KEN’S PROFESSIONAL INSPIRATION, HIS CREATIVE STIMULUS..IS NEVER MORE THAN AN ARMS LENGTH AWAY.

Ken: I really just enjoy looking through a lot of the stuff, eBay, prop houses, and see what’s on there. It’s something that’s different, people don’t see everyday.

KEN’S OFFICE IF FILLED WITH PIECES OF HOLLYWOOD…SOME GREAT PIECES…A COSTUME FROM ‘GANGS OF NEW YORK’, A FLINTLOCK GUN USED IN ‘PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN’…ALBERT BROOKS COSTUME FROM HIS FILM ‘DEFENDING YOUR LIFE’.

Ken: It all goes back to when I walked into my first Planet Hollywood and I was very hungry at the time but I was so interested in all this stuff that I walked around the whole place. And I thought what kind of great and creative environment that would be to put into an office.

AND KEN’S BEEN STOCKING HIS OFFICE EVER SINCE..A HELMUT FROM ‘GLADIATOR’, A JOCKEY SUIT COSTUME FROM ‘SEABISQUIT’…A UNIFORM USED IN ‘FORREST GUMP’. EVEN THE BATHROOMS ARE FILLED WITH MEMORABELIA…AUTOGRAPHS FROM JIMMY STEWART, JACK NICHOLSON..JACK LEMMON. KEN’S BACKGROUND IS ADVERTISING…HE RECENTLY STRUCK OUT ON HIS OWN WITH COSMIC SOUP DIGITAL. HE SAYS SURROUNDING HIMSELF WITH THESE FILM ICONS HELPS HIM DO HIS JOB...GETS HIS CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING.

Ken: You can’t say that anything is just totally original, because you have all these experiences in life and in film. So there’s a little bit of Hitchcock in every Ken Furniss production? Some people would say that.

ERIC OLSON OUT IN YOUR COUNTRY.




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