Ken Heusey graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree - with an emphasis in Photography. Ken has since worked with the best fashion and celebrity photographers, lighting countless Hollywood luminaries, including George Clooney, Daniel Craig, James Franco, and Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart. At Warner Brothers Studios, Ken lit a set from the blockbuster film "Ocean's 12" for a shoot focusing on Matt Damon.
He has photographed Paul Walker, star of "The Fast and the Furious", as well as Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Brooke Burns, and Joey McIntyre, to name a few. His advertising clients in Los Angeles include GKM Newport Venture Capitalists, Nissan, and Yummy.com.
Ken has also developed his visual skills within the world of film-making. He has been Director of Photography on various independent projects in Hollywood. He has also directed and co-produced "Schemata", a dramatic short film which was an Official Selection in the 2004 Tarfest Film Festival in Los Angeles. In 2008, Ken returned to live in Pennsylvania, so that he could develop his feature film about Edgar Allan Poe. He is currently editing his filmed adaptation of Poe's classic poem, "The Raven."
The Edgar Allan Poe feature film is a romantic tragedy, exploring the mysterious circumstances surrounding Poe's death. Ken has discovered (and has begun to decipher) encrypted messages left behind by Poe, all of which support his theory about Poe's demise. Though the story is set in Baltimore, MD and Richmond, VA, Ken will film in Western Pennsylvania, showcasing the area's historical architecture and beautiful landscape. He has received incredible local support for the production. The Harmony and Zelienople Historical Societies are making many of their properties available for the film. The crew will also be shooting at McConnell's Mill State Park, Chatham University, Hartwood Acres Mansion, and many other beautiful locations in and around Pittsburgh.
Ken has served on the Board of Directors of the Harry M. Warner Film Festival in Slippery Rock, PA. The Festival honored George Romero, director of "Night of the Living Dead", for his contributions to film making in Pennsylvania. Ken was also on the judge's panel for this international film festival in 2006 and 2007.
Also, while in the Pitttsburgh area, Ken added to his client list, photographing the fighters for Lionsgate's production of "Warrior", Dok Harris for the Harris for Pittsburgh mayoral campaign, and advertising for Otto & Gerts, Media Post, Inc. and others. He is a member of the Carnegie Screen Writers. He has developed various screenplays to various stages of completion.
Ken recently returned to live in Los Angeles, and is anxious to bring his projects to fruition.