Naomie Harris, who starred in “Erasmus Microman”, went on to play Tia Dalma in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy.

Walter Cronkite, who narrated “War & Civilization”

Worldview Pictures was founded in 1989 by Stephen Trombley. He began his film and television career with Mirageland Ltd., one of the first independent production companies formed in the UK after the deregulation of the television market. During 1985-1990 he devised, wrote and produced two ITV network series for young people: “Professor Lobster”, and “Erasmus Microman”, starring Ken Campbell. His first documentary film, broadcast on the ITV network, was “The Pride Factor”, featuring H
RH the Prince of Wales on the subject of community architecture. He next produced two documentaries for Channel 4, “The Battle For Stone Basset”, on a farming community’s attempt to stave off development; and “The Case of ‘F’”, about the court-ordered sterilization of a 14-year-old girl. He made his international directorial debut with “Caffe Lena”, for the BBC and the PBS network, featuring Spalding Gray, Arlo Guthrie, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, and others.
    In 1990 he founded Worldview Pictures in London. The company’s first theatrical release was “The Execution Protocol” (1992). The New York Times comp
ared it to Frederick Wiseman’s “Titicut Follies”. It won Germany’s top award, the Adolf Grimme Prize along with many other honors. In 1994 Bruce Eadie joined Worldview as producer and managing director. Together with Trombley, he was responsible for over a dozen films and television series in the period 1994-2001. Their first collaboration was “The Lynchburg Story” (1993), on the forced sterilization of 8,000 children at a Virginia state facility. This was followed by “Drancy: A Concentration Camp in Paris 1941-1944”, an account of French government complicity in the deportation of 72,500 Jews to Nazi death camps. “Raising Hell” (1995) is an account of the life of A. J. Bannister, a Missouri death row inmate who had featured in “The Execution Protocol”. Research gathered in the making of the film led to a last-minute stay of execution. “Nuremberg” (1996) marked the 50th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials. Told exclusively from the points of view of participants in the trials, it won an Emmy for Outstanding Historical Programming in 1997. Also in 1997 “War & Civilization”, an 8-part series  narrated by Walter Cronkite, aired on The Leaning Channel.  Martin Sheen narrated Worldview Pictures’ 2001 feature, “Stockpile: The New Nuclear Menace”, which is the result of two years of research “inside the fence” at Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory and the Russian nuclear city of Arzamas-16 (Sarov). In 2004 Worldview Pictures moved to New York. During that time the company has diversified to include musical theater production (Adirondack Awakening, an original musical entertainment for the stage, 2008; An Evening With Sharon Rose, 2008; and 1961, a musical with Fred Koller. The company released it’s first CD in 2014, Stephen Trombley’s Tea For Three.

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