In January, Wichita’s Slickwraps firm received an e-mail from a company claiming to be Universal Studios and wanting to use its logo in the movie “Jason Bourne.”
“We did some checking, and they were legit,” says Jonathan Endicott, founder and CEO of the company that makes high-end accessories for electronic devices, such as phones and tablets.
He says he’s not sure how the studio heard of Slickwraps.
“It really was just out of the blue,” he says. “We didn’t really ask too many questions. We just said, ‘Yes.’ ”
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One possibility is the studio saw Slickwraps at the national Consumer Electronics Show.
In the movie, there’s a scene set at a high-tech show. The studio asked Slickwraps to send logos and banners for possible use in that scene. It then sent back a photo of a huge show scene that featured a lot of different brands, though the studio told Slickwraps that its logo might not make the movie.
“We didn’t think it was going to amount to anything,” Endicott says.
Then the movie came out July 18, and Endicott realized the company was featured somewhat prominently.
“We actually found out because people started tweeting us,” he says.
A couple of Slickwraps logos are visible for several seconds on some doors that Jason Bourne walks through.
“We were ecstatic,” Endicott says. “I thought it was awesome.”
He says that “they’ll be showing this movie forever, essentially.”
“It’s quite an accomplishment to see something you’ve been working on, something you started in the basement, now on the big screen … basically globally.”