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SPECIAL SCREENING

DON'T LOOK DOWN

Directed by Daniel Gordon
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 97 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE DON'T LOOK DOWN
Don’t Look Down is the untold story behind Sir Richard Branson’s daring attempts to cross the Atlantic and Pacific in the mid 80s and early 90s in the world’s largest hot air balloon. Daniel Gordon captures the intensity and passion of the team that was involved in this ambitious project, as well as the first-hand account from Branson himself. Branson remembers details of his journey with remarkable sharpness and clarity. It’s as if the perilous adventure he embarks upon, with engineer, and Balloonist, Per Lindstrand, just occurred.

Gordon impeccably reconstructs the story through interviews with the key players, as well as never-before-seen archival footage that was captured at the time. Don’t Look Down is a tense, compelling watch; Branson doesn’t hold back, as he reveals what was going through his mind when he was confronted with the belief that he had just five or ten minutes left to live.

—Marina Hanna
Documentary
About the Director(s)
Daniel Gordon is an award winning documentary director with a strong visual aesthetic. His trilogy of North Korea films established his reputation as being able to tell exceptional human stories from inaccessible locations. The last of these, Crossing The Line, was nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Special Screening
  • Year:
    2016
  • Length:
    97 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Daniel Gordon
  • Producer:
    Johnny Webb, John Battsek, Iris Maor, Daniel Gordon
  • Editor:
    Andy R. Worboys
  • Cinematographer:
    Nick Bennett, Danny Rohrer
  • Executive Producer:
    Sam Anthony, Hugo Heppell, Garfield Kennedy
  • Composer:
    Tim Atack
  • Cast:
    Richard Branson, Per Lindstrand

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Iris Maor
    Sundog Pictures
    London, EC1M4AA
    Phone: +44 207 602 8163
    iris@sundogpictures.co.uk
  • US Sales Contact
    Josh Braun
    Submarine Entertainment
    New York, NY 10013
    Phone: 212 625 1410
    info@submarine.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Ben Braun
    Submarine Entertainment
    New York , NY 10013
    Phone: 212 625 1410
    ben@submarine.com
  • Press Contact
    Sylvia Desrochers
    Big Time PR
    LOS ANGELES, 90036
    Phone: 424 208 3496
    Sylvia@bigtime-pr.com

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