Brexit and the Belgian Brits (BABBS)

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Project visual Brexit and the Belgian Brits (BABBS)
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Brexit and the Belgian Brits (BABBS)

<p><em>&ldquo;Brexit is breaking something inside us.&rdquo; &nbsp;</em>But we are resilient, too.</p> <p>The outcome of the&nbsp;Brexit referendum in June 2016 came as a shock.&nbsp; Then &lsquo;business as usual&rsquo; resumed during the transition period... until&nbsp;reality hit&nbsp;hard as 2021 kicked&nbsp;off&nbsp;a dramatically different relationship between the UK and the EU.&nbsp;</p> <p>1.3 million UK nationals are settled in the EU.&nbsp; Some 25,000 British citizens who made Belgium their home&nbsp;faced profound changes to their lives.&nbsp;</p> <p>Emma and Louise set up &lsquo;Brexit and the Belgian Brits (BABBS)&rsquo; on Facebook in 2017 as a support network: it now has&nbsp;1,800 members with a&nbsp;story to share.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>This short documentary is intended as&nbsp;a community project to highlight initial feelings of&nbsp;betrayal&nbsp;and bewilderment&nbsp;about changes not of our&nbsp;choosing, but also what gives us hope at this historic time.&nbsp; We want&nbsp;to keep&nbsp;a record of how this experience affected&nbsp;us and use this to host screenings and discussions about&nbsp;what Brexit taught us.</p> <p>We&#39;ve already gathered great member Vlog posts&nbsp;in response to our Casting Call, and filmed several dozen BABBS members at the&nbsp;silent vigil outside the British Embassy&nbsp;on 31 December 2020 (see first News&nbsp;update).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>With&nbsp;your help our story can be captured for posterity!!</p>

Allocation of funds

<p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>BABBS members who volunteered to help with the filmmaking project have weekly calls since late November.&nbsp;&nbsp;Anny Tubbs has been invited to oversee the project in terms of producing and directing the film using experienced local camera and sound crew so we can capture selected stories in the best possible way. The film can only be made if 100% funds are raised: they will be released if the target is met, failing which all contributions are cancelled.</p> <p>This&nbsp;fundraiser&nbsp;is underpinned by a preliminary&nbsp;costed budget that includes the following elements:</p> <p>1. Fundraising admin costs - 8%<br /> 2. Pre-production research and planning - 7%<br /> 3. Three days&#39; filming in different locations - 60%<br /> 4. Post production (edits and background music) - 20%<br /> 5&nbsp; Insurance -&nbsp;&nbsp;5%</p> <p>Funds raised in excess of the target amount may be used to film additional footage, cover screening/launch costs and support advocacy efforts for UK nationals in Europe.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p>


Featured reward

Every little really helps!


  • 3 contributions
The project will only go ahead if we meet 100% of our crowdfunding goal (otherwise funds are returned to donors) so even small amounts can make all the difference. If you believe in the project, you can make it happen!

BASIC SPONSOR - Special Thanks in the Film Credits


  • 47 contributions
Sponsors contributing this amount will be named in the Film Credits under the Special Thanks section of the Film Credits: see your name in lights, or gift this to a friend :-)

Estimated delivery: March 2021

BRONZE SPONSOR - Complimentary Film Poster in addition to Special Thanks


  • 49 contributions
A BABBS volunteer is preparing a Film Poster: we share electronic copies with Bronze Sponsors in addition to their being listed under the Special Thanks section of the film credits

Estimated delivery: March 2021

SILVER SPONSOR - Join the Contributors, Crew and VIP Screening


  • 6 contributions
Silver Sponsors are invited to join the VIP screening of the final version of our Film in Brussels prior to its official launch, as well as after-screening drinks to the extent this is permissible.

Estimated delivery: March 2021

GOLD SPONSOR - Experience a half day on shoot with the crew


    Ever wanted to come behind the scenes and see how documentary films are made? A Gold Sponsor will be invited to join the crew and contributors to experience a half day of the documentary film shoot as well as time with the Director and crew.

    Estimated delivery: February 2021

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