20th Nov2023

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #365: Adam Sigal on ‘Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose’

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, Dom 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 #365: Raising finance, casting star names – Director, writer and exec producer Adam Sigal on making Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose

This week it is all about the Mongoose! A talking one, called Gef no less as we are joined by director, writer and exec producer Adam Sigal as he discusses making Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose. He joins Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir on trial (well, in a court room) to discuss his film-making process.Adam chats about:

  • Why film in Harrogate (Giles’ home town)
  • Getting Simon Pegg attached
  • Raising finance
  • The difference between shooting in the US and the UK
  • His unique way of learning to write scripts
  • Exec’ing and helping other filmmakers
  • Why he doesn’t do pitch decks
  • And red flags to notice when speaking with investors

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


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