• Since confinement, Redha JR has become a star of social networks, on the way to crossing the symbolic threshold of four million subscribers on TikTok.

  • The young Marseillais plays characters inspired in part by his entourage in his short humorous videos.

  • This summer, Redha JR decided to take on a challenge: to set up his own web series of six episodes of four and six minutes on YouTube.

  • He does not intend to stay away, since he has already written other episodes for a season 2 of

    Garda'vue

    , and is even considering a derivative film of the series.

The appointment is made in a café in downtown Marseille.

Redha JR arrives by scooter, parks.

A scene hitherto rather banal, until a handful of kids passing by immediately recognized him and came to greet him with a smile, a sign that the scooter rider who comes there is not so commonplace.

Since confinement, Redha JR has become a star of social networks, on the way to crossing the symbolic threshold of four million subscribers on TikTok.

The young Marseillais is a hit on the Internet with his short humorous videos, in which he portrays characters inspired in part by his entourage.

Videos that regularly exceed one million views, and which today constitute his main professional activity.

"Tiktok remains a fairly ephemeral network of" djeuns ""

But this summer, Redha JR, who has dreamed of becoming an actor for as long as the Internet has existed, decided to no longer be satisfied with his little successful pastilles on the favorite platform of teens to launch a challenge: that of setting up his own webseries, all on YouTube. “It's a big first for me,” says Redha. I wanted to take a step. TikTok remains a fairly ephemeral network of "djeuns". YouTube is not the same. The public is used to seeing series and vlogs. I had to hit hard from the start. "

After considering getting help for a while, Redha Jr decides to design his series from A to Z of six episodes lasting between four and six minutes.

“I was looking for a story to do in a single setting, and I thought of a police officer's office, he laughs.

For a long time, I have liked to make the caricature of the Corsican-Marseille policeman.

It makes me laugh, making a half-ripou, half-good cop.

And I've always loved police duos, when I said to myself that I had to give it a go.

"

Awareness of the harms of drugs

Thus was born

Garda'vue

, the first episode of which has been seen half a million times. The story of two police officers who audition crazy characters in their office. “We shot this in an apartment that we decorated ourselves, in August,” Redha JR recounts. It took a lot more writing work than a TikTok video. I would sit in a cafe, with the headphones on, and I would work hard on my computer to come up with funny ideas, also taking inspiration from my experience and what surrounds me. "

Humorous videos, but that Redha also wanted to carry messages.

One of the episodes thus aims to raise awareness on the issue of drugs, of which Redha JR, from the northern districts of Marseille, noted the devastating effects around him.

“In one of the episodes, one of the actors consumes a balloon,” he explains.

Through this, I wanted to address myself to young people, who I know are a lot to look at me, to tell them that it is shit!

"And Redha JR does not intend to stay away, since he has already written other episodes for a season 2 of

Garda'vue

, and why not, a film derived from the series, just that ...

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