“Don’t Look Down,” the extraordinary true story of Richard Branson and his daring attempt to cross the Atlantic and Pacific in the world’s largest hot air balloon, is coming to theaters and VOD this November. A new trailer for the documentary was just released and shows the business magnate reliving the death-defying journeys he took in the mid ‘80s and early ‘90s.
“I saw my life flash before my eyes,” recalls Barnson in the clip. “It was just me standing on top of the capsule looking down at the water. I wrote a letter to the kids telling them how much I loved them, and then I prepared to jump.”
Directed by Daniel Gordon, the film captures the intensity and passion of the team that was involved in the project, as well as features interviews with key players and never-before-seen archival footage that was captured at that time.
“Don’t Look Down” premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, with Gravitas Ventures later securing the worldwide VOD rights.
Gordon produced the film along with Johnny Webb, Sundog’s Iris Maor and Passion Pictures’ John Battsek. Executive producers include Sam Anthony, Hugo Heppell and Garfield Kennedy.
Check out the latest trailer below: