Idris Elba, Olivia Colman, and Woody Harrelson have banded together to help King Charles launch a new YouTube channel, RE:TV dedicated to the environment.
RE:TV is the new platform for showcasing “sustainable solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis,” according to the King. It is the digital extension of his non-profit, also called RE:TV, which he founded in 2020. The org has made over 100 short films about innovative environmental projects worldwide, which have previously been launched on platforms including Bloomberg and Waterbear.
RE: TV will be able to debut its material immediately online now that it has its own YouTube page.
To mark the occasion, RE: TV has produced a short film titled "The Speeches: 50 Years of Speaking Up For The Planet," in which 19 actors and environmentalists quote some of King Charles's environmental speeches from 1970 to 2020 when he was still the Prince of Wales.
Elba Colman and Woody Harrelson are among them, as well as actor Glenn Close, BBC gardening presenter Danny Clarke, YouTube environmental activist Jack Harries, and climate activist Leah Thomas.
The lectures are interlaced with video clips of deforestation, garbage, and climate change effects such as flooding.
Atomized Studios produced the short, which was directed by Anatole Sloan. Zad Rodgers and Dan Watt-Smith executive produced, while Zoe Evans produced. Nathan Klein is the composer and Alana O'Neill is the production manager. The music was recorded live at London's Air Edel Studios.