Worldmark was formed to produce the Official Film of the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympic Games, “White Rock” starring James Coburn and featuring a soundtrack by Rick Wakeman. We then produced “Genesis Live” and “The Riddle of the Sands” starring Simon MacCorkindale and Jenny Agutter. This was followed by a global football training series, “Go For Goal” for FIFA and Coca-Cola. We built a reputation for making sports documentaries and produced four official films of the FIFA World Cup featuring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Sean Bean and Edward Woodward. In addition, we produced official films of the Rugby World Cup, European Championships, and several other sports events.
This led us to working with many of the events sponsors, so we devised the sponsor filming service for The World Cup and European Championships, in addition to filming at hundreds of other sporting events. We produced Football and World Cup bid films, corporate and promotional films for bands like Canon, Fuji, Coca-Cola, Philips, MasterCard, Mars, JVC, Umbro, & Lloyds TSB.
We continued to produce documentaries, TV series and the odd feature film. Productions include “Supermilers” and “Born to Run” for Channel 4, “Trinity” starring Stephen Moyer, “Gary Lineker’s Golden Boots” for the BBC and the acclaimed and original “Living with Lions”.
For a while the Worldmark team sank their teeth into the exciting but challenging world of 3D. We even set a few world 3D firsts. The Ballet Giselle was transmitted live from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg to The Kremlin and theatres across Europe. We broadcast the AELTC Wimbledon Tennis Championships live into cinemas for three years and co-produced the first 3D observational documentary series – “Safari Park Adventure”, Alice Cooper’s Halloween Show and the Human Body in 3D. We also produced several 3D brand and corporate films.
Our relationship with most of the major sports federations endure, particularly with FIFA, European Athletics, and the IOC. For example, we have filmed at every Olympic Games since 2006. Our reputation may have been built on creating sports related content, but we also have a diverse set of retail, financial and pharmaceutical clients who draw upon our expertise in content creation to make a wide range of films. We also develop and produce digital and broadcast projects. Recent productions include – “Gamers Vs”, a 14-part online series for the Olympic Channel and NBC, “Animal TV” for CBBC, four series of “Caught on Dash Cam” for Sky and “The Long Walk” for FIFA.
Cumulatively, the Worldmark team have notched up over 75 years’ experience in film, broadcast, and digital production and over those years filmed in 100+ countries. Our portfolio of capabilities is diverse and creative.