Thank you! We did it!
Thank you all so much for supporting our project to help Stop Brexit. We’re now in the production phase and we’re aiming to release the video by Feb/March. We apologise for the delay but there have been many important Brexit developments in the last few weeks that now need to be included in the video.
If you’re new to this crowdfunder page, we are the team behind the Election Video 2017 and website Get The Truth. Our last video had over 2 million views on Facebook in just 10 days. Now we’re taking on Brexit with a new cross-party video.
406 awesome people have helped us to raise enough money to produce an animated video about Brexit in the same entertaining and accessible style as our last.
With this we aim to increase support for 'Remain' and build upon the Stop Brexit momentum. Ultimately, we want the political parties to respond to the change in public opinion by opposing Brexit or by offering a second referendum.
We are collaborating with the same team as used for the Election Video - producer Mad Adam Films, director and animator Peter Caires, and voice over artist Sam Caseley.
Please note - whilst the Election Video gave support to Labour for tactical reasons, the Brexit Video will be non-partisan.
Measuring the outcome
At the end of the video we will advertise the current popular petition asking for a second referendum (running until March 2018) or create a fresh one, and encourage viewers to email their local MP and engage in the #StopBrexit movement. We will also advertise a further large scale march/protest and are looking to collaborate with other anti-Brexit groups in the organisation of this.
The £11k target was initially for an 8 minute video but we have since halved its length to 3-4 minutes and therefore our target was revised to £7500 (including crowdfunder fees). We were unable to reduce the target once the crowdfunder was active so we pledged the last few thousands ourselves in order to reach the target and release the funds.
Brexit... however you voted... however you feel about it... this video is really important.
Many of us voted to leave the EU in the hope that life would get better. But unfortunately, we’re starting to realise that the government’s plan for Brexit isn’t what we voted for, and it might actually make us worse off.
If you’re worried about it like we are and you’d like to know a bit more, let’s take a moment to look at this again.
Millions of us voted to take back control, because the EU seems too powerful and bureaucratic. But actually, the UK was a big player in the EU. We’ve never lost control, or sovereignty...We make our own laws.
Many people voted to reduce immigration because in some places immigration has put pressure on jobs and public services. But the truth is, we don't need to leave the EU to have control of our borders. Immigration from Europe can be controlled under EU laws, and in fact, we could have reduced it by 80%!.. but our government chose not to.
Many of us voted Leave to help save our NHS, to give the NHS an extra 350 million a week. But that turned out to be a lie. And what’s worse, Brexit is actually costing us 300 million every week! (visual explanation e.g. graph with 1.3% drop in GDP)
It’s now a year and a half since the referendum and a successful Brexit is becoming more and more difficult to achieve.
The government hasn’t assessed how Brexit will affect our economy... we have conflict over the Irish border... and we have to pay a divorce bill of 39 billion pounds!
They never told us this before the referendum! And it seems that all the reasons we were given to vote Leave have been changed.
Less money for the NHS.
EU doctors and nurses leaving the country.
This isn’t what we voted for!.. This isn’t going to make things better!.. What are we doing?
We have some big problems in the UK and it’s understandable that people are angry and want things to change. But it’s not the EU we should be blaming, it’s our government, and austerity...that's what needs to change.
We could stand alone, but we’re stronger together. The EU gives us strength, and a bigger voice in the world. It protects our human rights and is our best hope for tackling climate change. It creates jobs and opportunities, and fuels scientific research like new cancer treatments and antibiotics. We benefit so much from being part of it.
So if you’re not happy about the way things are going, and feel that Brexit is the wrong thing for our country, we need to act together now...before it’s too late!
And in a democratic country we have the right to change our minds, especially on something as important as this.
So please share this video, show it to your family and sign the petition for a second referendum and let’s bring our country together.
The Get The Truth Team