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Don’t Look Down reveals the real story behind Richard Branson’s daring adventures in the 1980s and 1990s trying to break world records for flying in a hot air balloon. While Branson is a world famous name, and many have heard about his ballooning, the real story of this incredible adventure has never been told. Using intimate interviews with Branson and his team at the time, never seen before archive (including footage from inside the balloon, shot in real time) and beautifully designed dramatic reconstructions, the film tells a story of courage, determination, despair and ultimate triumph.


  • Free popcorn courtesy of St. Michael’s Country Day School
  • On-site food vendors: Boru Noodle Bar, Acacia Cafe Food Truck, Lemons Aid & Tricycle Ice Cream
  • BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
  • Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport

Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport

6:20pm: Venue & food vendors open
6:50pm: Pre-film live music featuring Rah
8:00pm: Film screening
Run time: 94 minutes
Director: Daniel Gordon
Producers: Johnny Webb, John Battsek, Iris Maor, Daniel Gordon
Cast: Richard Branson
Don’t Look Down
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The achievements have an undeniable thrill.


This is a super film. It works because it's one hell of a tale.


DON'T LOOK DOWN is a tense, compelling watch... Branson doesn’t hold back.”

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