23rd Oct2023

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #362: Adam Deacon & Jazzie Zonzolo on ‘Sumotherhood’

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro-budget indie films to bigger-budget studio films and everything in between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dome Lenoir, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk about how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their filmmaking experiences from directors, writers, producers and screenwriters, to actors, cinematographers and distributors.

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #362: Adam Deacon on SUMOTHERHOOD, Raising Finance, Directing, Mental Health and Acting with Jazzie Zonzolo

Adam Deacon & Jazzie Zonzolo join us this week to talk making comedy crime caper and sequel to Anuvahood, Sumotherhood. They sit down with Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir to discuss making the movie. We start with Adam who not only starred in Kidulthood and Adulthood but also won the BAFTA rising star award before openly struggling with mental health. He has since bounced back triuphantly with his latest film Sumotherhood with his solo directed for the first time as well as produced, wrote and starred in. We discuss:

  • Why investors invest in you.
  • Why he had two cameras on set.
  • Making a comedy film and what you need to bring.
  • Why he took time to establish the look he wanted with his DoP.
  • Collaborating with Paramount,
  • Directing Ed Sheeran and Jeremy Corbin
  • Mental Health and why you should never give up.

Then Jazzie Zonzolo joins us and we discussed.

  • Screenwriting and producing collaboration.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website


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