RED is a new interactive RTÉ Two online series which is directed and produced by Cork man Aaron Heffernan. RED is also the brain child of Aaron and the name of the show is a ‘nod’ towards his beloved rebel county. One of the cast members Dawn is also from Ballincollig.
This innovative and cutting edge ‘vlogging series’ is the first of it’s kind in Ireland which follows the life of Stephen, an emo teenager, who is cut-off from the outside world in a Red apartment, with all his movements being captured Big Brother style by REDs cameras. Stephen regularly has special visitors and friends who help him during this life changing experience. The programme highlights relevant teenage issues while keeping the feel of the series light humoured and fun. Topics discussed range from unrequited love to economics and feature guests like George Lee, Rick O Shea and upcoming Irish bands. Each day the on-line audience gets an update on Stephen where they can vlog their views and comment about his daily events and questions that are posed to them. Highlights from the series are broadcast on Sunday at 12:00pm on RTÉ Two by Ann-Marie, a depressed, sarcastic and slightly neurotic newsreader! This series is not only being accessed by an Irish audience but also from other vloggers world wide! To learn more about this go to www.rte.ie/red
WITH GEORGE LEE
Sophie Merry visits (Sophie Merry is an Irish YouTube superstar with over four million views for her dancing videos):
An example of an Irish band playing live in the Apartment RED living room: