Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Saturday, January 01, 2000

About The Establishing Shot

The Establishing Shot is an independent blog run by Craig Grobler where Art and Cult collude. We are a London based and focused on FilmFilm making and Film related events taking place mainly within London and the UK.

Our core aim is to bring audiences closer to the viewing experience, try taking you behind the scenes with the people (Actors, Directors, Editors, Cinematographers, Producers, etc.) who make those films as well as the people that show films and share our insight and passion for all things film.

We love everything - FILM and prefer a good entertaining film over any particular genre, actor
or director. Although we do lean towards the smaller or independent films that don’t have
the budget to market very widely. Our obsession with film encompasses reviews, film talks, actors, directors, cinemas, soundtracks, producers, film events, film making, film locations, film marketing, film promotion and did we mention film?

Initially I started a The Establishing Shot to document my experiences and share what I learn as a budding filmmaker living in the greatest city on earth London. Obviously London is jam packed with things to do, see and hear so pretty soon my life started to bleed its way into my regular updates.

So as well as film related goodness, you can also expect to occasionally hear about general popular culture including; Comics, Super Heroes, James Bond, Food, Drink, Travel, Art, Books, Street Art, Music, Gadgets, Technology, Gaming, Photography, Sci-Fi, Socialising, Night Life and Architecture.

Regarding stats
There is a drive in media to have the widest circulation/subscription/readership as that is generally what is perceived as “best”; also this is what interests’ film marketers & the beancounters. Even though we regularly rank as the 50, 30, 27 , 22, 16 14TH most influential film blog in the UK , (despite our haphazard updates and non topical content) and the 6th best blogs to work with (OK! I'm a lush) we aren’t one of those blogs – our focus is to bring you insight into film and closer to the viewing experience and we expect a smaller, more loyal discerning readership.

If you are looking for the latest news, trailers, posters or film pics there are many, many sites out there that do that better.

Make Contact
If you have any film news, a film, a film related book or comic to be reviewed, an event you would like us to cover, a film you would like to raise capital for/make or would just like to make contact with a fellow film fan - please contact Craig at theestablishingshot(at)gmail.com, call Craig on zero78zero9232337 or use the contact form below.

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On the RADAR


I really enjoyed Johannes Roberts' gripping & taut shark attack thrill ride 47 Metres Down - FILM REVIEW

Christopher Nolan & Emma Thomas introduce their modern classic DUNKIRK and answer some questions about DUNKIRK - EVENT REPORT

The Game of Thrones: Touring Exhibition is coming to London - UPCOMING EXHIBITION

I visit the BT Tower for the riveting Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 pre-premiere launch - EVENT REPORT

In Cinemas this week


The 2017 EE BAFTA Nominations announced

Matthew McConaughey introduces GOLD and tells us a little bit about the film

xXx: Return of Xander Cage European Premiere EVENT REPORT
Richard Kelly talks the Making of Donnie Darko
Alex Zane Presents the FDA Autumn/Winter Film Preview & chats with Tom Conti
The Light Between The Oceans Press Conference
De Palma Review
Prop Store Auction Preview Exhibition
Idris Elba suprises us at Star Trek Beyond
The Nice Guys Surprise Us
Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review
10 Criminally underrated British Crime Films you probably haven't seen yet
Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batmobile
In discussion the making of Triple 9
Deadpool Film Review
Quentin Tarantino talks The Hateful Eight
Star Wars Visions Exhibition Tokyo
SalonQP 2015 Preview
The Rogues Gallery Creation of a Super Villian Book Launch
Legend Press Conference
SPECTRE all the news
No Escape Review
Ant-Man Euoropean Press Conference
Batman: Arkham Knight Cape & Cowl Exhibition London
Ant-Man Willard Wigan Micro Exhibition
Unheard James Bond Themes
Peyton Reed & Paul Rudd introduce Marvel's Ant-Man
Knight of Cups Trailer Breakdown

Latest Film & TV News

Latest reviews:

Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review
Triple 9 Review
Deadpool Film Review
The Hateful Eight Review
Legend Review
No Escape Review
Mr. Holmes Review
The Grandmaster Review
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes Review
The Drop Film Review
300: Rise of an Empire
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

Craig Says...


Legend of the East End Exhibition

135 Bethnal Green Rd,E2,
28 Aug - 11 Sep 2015
the alibi film club

The Alibi Cult Film Club

The Alibi ,Dalston, E8 2PB
Every Mon

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Making of Harry Potter

Harry Potter Tour

WB Studios, Leavesden
April 2014+

Bond in Motion Exhibition

Bond in Motion at London Film Museum

Bond in Motion London

London Film Museum
21 March 2014+

TheEstShot Listening To:

Craig's Awesome Mix