The Aeronauts – UK Film Premiere

UK Film Premiere

The Brief

To create a series of model hot air balloons that replicate the one featured in the movie. The balloons were required to “dress” the red carpet for the UK premiere of this film that recounts the drama of Pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon.

Our Solution

Each balloon was individually handcrafted in fibreglass by our expert prop makers, spray finishers and seamstresses.

Working with close attention to detail to the visuals, every element was replicated; from hand-carved wooden sandbags to woven netting coverings for the balloons

11 smaller sized, up-lit balloons were flown above the red carpet with a larger version provided the perfect backdrop for press photos. The client loved the balloons so much, 6 more were ordered for the US market

Thank you to you and the team yesterday for being a pleasure to work with and doing a fantastic job of making the carpet look stunning! We have had lots of great feedback and the client already wants a balloon for their junket this morning.

Rachel Nichols

Director of Events, DDA LIve

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