Created by: Victoria Cheri Bennett
THE QUARTER LIFE CRISIS IS REAL. APPROACHING 30 (AND NOT HAVING YOUR SHIT QUITE FIGURED OUT YET), CELL PHONES, INTERNET DATING AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL RECESSIONS HAVE MADE BEING AN "ADULT" WAY HARDER THAN IT NEEDS TO BE. PLUS THE '90S ARE OVER; BELLE FELL FOR HER BEAST, MARK HAMILL AND KEVIN CONROY HAVE EXITED THE SOUND BOOTH FROM BATMAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE AND RITA REPULSA HAS BEEN DEFEATED BY A BUNCH OF TEENAGERS WITH ATTITUDE....WAIT(CHECKS FACEBOOK FEED) THEY'RE ALL GETTING REBOOTS?! SO, THE 90'S ARE REALLY ONLY OVER(ISH)
IN A LOT OF WAYS, "ADULTISH" IS A PRODUCT OF THAT '90S NOSTALGIA, AND THE SUBCONSCIOUS COMFORT WE TAKE IN REMEMBERING WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO JUST BE A KID. SET AMONGST A MODERN DAY, NYC BACKDROP, THE SERIES FOLLOWS COMIC BOOK LOVING FRIENDS BEVIN, HANDSOME ERIC, MICHAEL AND THEIR ROOMMATE (NAMED ROOMMATE...IT'S DANISH).
IN ADULTISH SEASON 3(AKA VOLUME 3 FOR THE AVID COMIC BOOK READER) BEVIN, A YOUNG(ISH) BLOGGER HAS JUST HAD A BLOG GO VIRAL AND SHE FINDS HERSELF WORKING IN A THINK-TANK OF TRENDSETTING URBANITES. SOON AFTER SHE LANDS HERSELF A NEW BOYFRIEND WHO LIKES COMICS, DONATING TO HUNGRY CHILDREN AND GIVING HER KEYS TO HIS APARTMENT WAY TOO SOON. MICHAEL HAS JUST STARTED AN INTERNSHIP WITH HIS FAVORITE COMIC PODCAST AND ACTUALLY ISN'T FUCKING IT UP ."HANDSOME" ERIC HAS DECIDED TO REINVENT HIMSELF AND HIS CAFÉ AND 'ROOMMATE' IS JUST...WELL, ROOMMATE. THIS SEASON THEY ALL ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO TRANSITIONING THEMSELVES INTO ADULTHOOD WITHOUT HAVING TO SACRIFICE TOO MUCH OF THEIR LOVE FOR ALL THINGS NOSTALGIA AND CHILDISH....ESPECIALLY BATMAN
Awards & Nominations
Winner Best Ensemble: LA Web Fest (USA)
Winner Best Web Series All Genres: Seoul Web Fest (Korea)
Winner Best Actress: Seoul Web Fest (Korea)
Winner Best Ensemble: NYC Web Fest (USA)
Winner Best Director (Justin Morck): Asia Web Awards
Nominee Best Actor (Brandon Scott Hughes): Rio Web Fest (Brazil)
Nominee Best Ensemble Cast: Asia Web Awards
Official Selection: LA Web Fest (USA)
Official Selection: Seoul Web Fest (Korea)
Official Selection: Rio Web Fest (Brazil)
Official Selection: Asia Web Awards
Official Selection: Sicily Web Fest (Italy)
Official Selection: NYC Web Fest (USA)
Official Selection: Webfest New York (USA)
CAST & CREW:
Victoria Cheri Bennett (Bevin, Creator, Producer, Writer) is a graduate from AMDA, an original founding member of The Orphans, Creator of the SAG Web Series Adultish and co-creator of the musical group On The Rocks. She has been seen performing at 54 Below and the Duplex. Plays include: Independence, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, and The Body Stories. Film: Starving , Knights of Better Days.Big shout out to my production boys, Justin, Brandon, and David, my favorite co-producer Ashley Hearon-Smith, for wearing the boss cap on set, and to my fabulously hilarious cast of misfits for making my first producing experience one hell of a ride. victoriacheribennett.com
Justin Morck (Roommate, Director) Recently moved to Los Angeles, Justin, a NYC based actor for 14 years, made his on camera directorial debut with Adultish. The Internet comedy web series has become an exciting medium, and Justin can also be seen in Cat Planet and Mentors. Justin also directed for the Orphans Productions West short film Black White Read and for the stage with for their original work; In Thunder, Lightning, In Rain!TV Credits include Agents of Shield, Bones, Mr. Robot, The Blacklist, Person of Interest, Elementary, White Collar, Orange is the New Black, and the Emmy Award winning The Men Who Built America as Thomas Edison. www.justinmorck.com
Matthew McLachlan (writer for Volume 3) is a New York City based playwright. He is the resident writer for Ruddy Productions and has recently published a collection of one acts entitled "A Collection of One Acts and Other Things You May or May Not Enjoy" www.Matthewmclachlan.com
David Rey (Director of Photography, Editor, Second Unit Director/Trey) is a Hispanic, Latin-American Filmmaker/Theater Director, and the co-founder of Discovery Hill Prod (with Ella Jane New, 2009). His theatrical works include Incognito (Thespis Theater Festival) and See the Elephant (Discovery Hill Prod.). His first film The Global Village Project (narration by Matthew Lillard, Discovery Hill Prod) was the winner of the Eastman Foundation Grant. Other cinematic works include Pieces (Chain Theatre Festival), Alex and Chocolate (Official Selection of American Online Film Awards), Leviathan: The Montauk Portrait (Documentarian/Editor/2015), and Death: a Love Story (Producer/Editor). David is the sole director/editor and a producer of Box of Crayons, an 8-part series that became the #1 video on Funnyordie.com, and marked his first collaborative work with Stacy Price. David Rey currently resides in NYC.
Ashley Hearon (Producer for Volume 3/Karen) is a New York City based actor, producer and Jane-of-all-trades. She has trained at AADA and HB Studios, and has a B.A. in Communications, with a focus in Television Production from Marymount Manhattan College. Recent acting credits include the upcoming feature Gender Bender, her web-series Girl Santa, ID Discovery's The Perfect Murder, Inside Edition, and CBS' Unforgettable.Production credits: The Martha Stewart Show (Daytime Emmy Winner), Wendy Williams, Girl Santa, Who Wants to be a Millionaire. AshleyHearonSmith.com
Brandon Scott Hughes (Handsome Eric/Season two co writer) is excited to be working with the Orphans again for the Vol. 3 of Adultish. New York credits: Much Ado About Nothing (New World Stages) Ghosts of Provincetown (New World Stages) Reach (NYC Premier/Manhattan Rep. Theatre) Below (Fringe/Fringe Encore) Hurlyburly (Chain Theatre)See the Elephant (45th St. Theatre) TV/Film credits: A Crime to Remember (Discovery ID) Redrum (Discovery ID) Pieces (Chain Film Fest.) The Righteous (Tribeca Film Fest.) Education: A.S./A.A. in Acting, Florida School of the Arts, Circle in the Square Theatre School, LAByrinth Theatre, and The Barrow Group.
Brendan Sokler (Michael) is a Brooklyn based actor who has been seen on the stages of The Pit, The Flea, The Pearl, The Barrow Group, and many more organizations starting with the word "the". His website is www.brendansokler.com . He plays Michael in Adultish and his favorite Batman comic is The Long Halloween.