“Adultish” follows the life of Bevin, a young(ish) blogger living in New York City and investigating “Y” her generation is refusing to group up. Along with her best friends, Eric, Michael, James and Libby, Bevin and crew embark on any path they can find to transition themselves into adulthood without sacrificing their love for all things Nostalgia and Childish.
You can see the first episode above, and new episodes will be online beginning tomorrow, September 18. Indiewire recently connected with Victoria Bennett, the show’s star (Bevin), producer and writer, via e-mail.
Why make a web series?
The web allows us to create and speak to the tune of our own voice and thoughts without major restrictions. A web series seemed like the obvious choice for a show that deals with generation Y Millenials. The GenYs have grown up with the internet as it grew.
What were some of the biggest challenges you faced in making this?
Since we are a smaller company with a smaller budget we had to get creative with things like venues, props and tech. We also had to be a lot more flexible with the actors and crew schedules, which caused longer periods of planning for the shoot than desired.
Do you have tips for others interested in making a web series?
Draw from personal experience when creating art. People think the truth is not enough when in reality, I’ve always found stories that are grounded in truth to be more fascinating.
The key to creating anything is to find your wolf pack, a group that shares you’re same vision and can work creatively well together. There must always be trust and open channel communication.
How will season 2 differ from season 1?
Season 1 was very hyper and had more of a commentary on the characters and their lives. Season 2 is like bad hangover from Season 1…it’s a lot more grounded in the hardships and reality of the situation of what happens when half of your friends start transitioning into another phase of their life while others are still stuck being lost.