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From cultish to adultish.
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After getting accepted to Brooklyn College, Leah Masters convinces her cult leader parents, Rainey and Connor, to allow her to leave "The Mountain" with the promise that she will vigorously recruit new "Mountaineers". However, unbeknownst to her parents, Leah is joined by ousted cult member Clarissa Duffer whose true reason for her banishment remains a secret to Leah.


Clarissa leads Leah on the adventure of her life, introducing her to makeovers, hooking up and the college social scene.


As Leah adapts to life outside the commune, Connor and Rainey fight to secure the survival of "The Mountain". What they don’t know: they and "The Mountain" are under surveillance by the FBI.

the team
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Brittany Portman,
Creator & Executive Producer

About Brittany >


Brittany Portman is an American writer and producer, with a strong background in acting and singing. 

After earning her degree in Film Studies from the prestigious Barnard College, Portman began working on small projects and short films, including the Tribeca Film Festival short, “Building a Relationship.” From there, she wrote and produced the web series, “Hooked,” which brought her numerous festival awards, including the most recent, the Atlanta Screenplay Awards.


In her spare time, Portman loves Broadway shows, tap dancing, singing, and continuing her acting training.

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Anthony Patellis,
Producer & Director

About Anthony >


Anthony is a mid-westerner, based in New York City.

A theater director, he has worked extensively Off-Broadway, across the USA, and in London. He is currently a National Director of the Off-Broadway improvisation sensation, Tony ’n Tina’s Wedding.

He is currently collaborating as Director and Co-writer, with the Creator of Hooked, Brittany Portman. Hooked is their first project together since forming Brittony Productions in 2019, and is a culmination of his past work, and his most ambitious on-camera production to date.

As young actor arriving in NYC, Anthony studied with fames acting teachers Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and Harold Clurman, and has since evolved into a formidable teacher in his own right currently coaching theater in film actors.

Scarlett Camargo,
Writer & Associate Producer

About Scarlett >


Scarlett Camargo is an award-winning Latinx filmmaker known for her work on Adulthood, Time Left, and for co-creating the hard-hitting docuseries Border Wives.


In addition to being a producer and writer, Scarlett is also an attorney, having graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 2014. As of 2018, she is a proud member of New York Women in Film & Television.

Scarlett is represented by Inclusion Management.

Rob Alicea,
Writer & Associate Producer

About Rob >


Rob Alicea is a multi-award-winning Latinx writer, producer and director. In 2017, Rob's first indie episodic project ADULTHOOD premiered at HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival critical acclaim.


It was also in 2017 that Rob co-created the unscripted show Border Wives, which his company Leaving Normal signed on to co-produce with Bobby Flay’s Rock Shrimp Productions; the docuseries project is currently represented by William Morris Endeavor.


Rob is represented by Inclusion Management.

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