It’s been a bit of an uphill battle for Shot Blast Media’s first official event, Film with the Filmmakers. Our first attempt was rudely interrupted by hazardous weather conditions, who’d have predicted heavy snowfall in March? However event 1 take 2 ran pretty smoothly.

Our intimate event allows our contacts to network, eat pizza & popcorn whilst watching films that spark conversation. It’s an informal way of getting to know potential business contacts on a deeper level than your typical corporate event.

So, what did the event look like? We opened our doors at 6:30pm – our guests got the opportunity to mingle, get drinks and of course, we got busy cooking up some popcorn!

The film, ‘Wild’ started just after 7pm with a break at 8pm for the important part – pizza.

Staring Reese Witherspoon – who won an academy award for best actress for her role as Cheryl Strayed. The film revolves around her self discovery after being driven to the edge by the loss of her mother (Laura Dern) and the break down of her marriage due to her self destructive behaviour.

To face her downwards spiral of a life Cheryl makes a decision to hike the Pacific Crest Trail – one of the countries longest and toughest through trails. With no prior experience and a backpack that’s the size of her, the journey shows her extreme will power to find her true self again.

Our numbers started small, but all that meant was more valuable conversations for our guests. We’re looking to keep our event exclusive, our capacity for the event will be a maximum of 12 – meaning 6 visitors with their guests.

Why? We believe smaller groups allow space for better conversations to be had…and we want people to be as comfortable as possible whilst watching the awesome films handpicked by our wonderful production team.

For our next event we’ll be changing up the format a little to make sure our guests can get home earlier whilst having more opportunities to chat and get to know one another. Full itinerary details will be disclosed in the invite email. If you’d like to be invited contact us at: [email protected] with the subject ‘Films with Filmmakers’ and we’ll get you involved on our mailing list for future events.

We look forward to see you at our next event. A little teaser… it’ll be Sci-fi themed.