about vienna


Vienna Productions is an award-winning independent film and television company established by Producer/Director Rob Stone that specializes in documentaries and specials. Launched in the early nineties, the company's first project was The Sidewalk Motel, a 35mm film about the homeless, starring Christopher Hewett and featuring Bruce Springsteen's rendition of Woody Guthrie's “I Ain't Got No Home”.  Shown theatrically in the United States, the film was awarded the Gold Award at Houston's International Film Festival.


The company also produced Blue Angels: Around the World At the Speed of Sound, a two hour special on the legendary U.S. Navy flight squadron and their historic European tour, featuring the first ever visit of an American military flight demonstration team to Moscow.  Hosted by Dennis Quaid, the special aired on the Arts & Entertainment Network and was honored with a Cable Ace Award from the National Academy of Cable Programming.


The company then produced Thunder Over the Pacific, hosted by Candice Bergen and Into the Wild Blue, hosted by Tom Skerritt. These two-hour award-winning specials premiered as Special Presentations on The History Channel and led to the development of Legends of the Sky, Vienna’s first interactive CD ROM.


Other documentary projects have included multiple episodes of the History Channel’s award-winning series Modern Marvels and Mail Call, and In the Zone: The Greats of Tennis, and The 30th Anniversary of Title IX, featuring tennis legend Billie Jean King. The company also produced the feature documentary film One Vision, a comprehensive look inside the filmmaking process that includes interviews with Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Zemeckis, Sidney Pollack, Rob Reiner, Penny Marshall, and Ron Howard. The company is currently producing several new media projects and recently completed the historical documentary Sir William Osler: Science and the Art of Medicine, narrated by Oscar winning actor Richard Dreyfuss.


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