Kent TV’s interactive drama Hollywould proves popular
The first of it’s kind, Kent TV’s interactive drama, Hollywould…, saw tens of thousands of viewers tuning in. The 10 part series was written by Eastenders writer and Kent resident Julie Wassmer and gave viewers the unique opportunity to influence the storyline by vote.
The star of the show is Holly, a lonely young woman studying in Kent. When a mysterious new flatmate arrives at her digs, her world turns upside down. The series follows Holly through the trails and tribulations of university life and touches on many issues affecting young people..Alongside the programmes there are also factual items exploring some of the more trying aspects of student life, such as drinks spiking, sexual health and internet safety.
Writer Julie Wassmer said ‘Writing for the internet is very different but extremely creative. The format allows people to interact with the characters and plot in a much more intimate way and will also allow us to put across some light-touch messaging about serious subjects like student safety and the sexual health of young women.’
The programme was created in just four months and on a budget of just £20,000! All the cast and crew, including the award winning director Simon Welsford, were from Kent.