The Breunion Boys are the European boyband on a mission to win Britain back. Born out of the heartbreak of the 2016 referendum we are filling the void, voicing how millions of Europeans feel about Brexit: 'We want our baby back!'
With our first single Britain come back we brought some light to a debate that has become so harsh and entrenched in the past 2 years. Our message got picked up massively, proving it is a much needed contribution. We believe it is important to show that there is always a way back, we belong together and 'it's not too late to remain'
As brexit is edging closer, but clarity is nowhere to be found, we are contemplating our future, and that of the EU.
If Britain leaves after all, the rest of Europe needs to stick together and start work on bettering our flawed Union.
'We cannot deny, we made mistakes, we had a rocky start -ups and downs'
We as the Breunion Boys want to find out what the European Union really means to people throughout the continent. How it affects daily lives and what the European identity is.
Breunion Boys is created by Julia Veldman c (www.juliaveldmanc.nl) out of the desperate need to do something about Brexit. 'It's like in a relationship, if your partner suddenly tells you they're leaving, without an explanation and you don't even get the chance to respond.'
The answer from the European side disappointed her. 'The decision to vote leave was an emotional one, we should take that seriously. We’re not going to win them back with reason or threats, we have to listen to them, and show them how we feel.'
So she decided to take up the task herself. 'What better than to use the language of the best the UK ever gave us, the boyband, to win them back? If this doesn't work, nothing will'
Julia is a visual storyteller.
Britain come back and The real deal are written and composed by Flavia Faas, Music and movement director.
The videoclip is directed by Thessa Meijer.
And produced by July Film.
Breunion Boys is not sponsored by the European Union or any political group. Supported by Verspers en Aced, AFK and woutkunstenfonds
Flavia Faas , Thessa Meijer, Julia Rombout , Roy van Egmond, Boyd Bakema, Oskar Glasbergen, Tessel Bruhl, Harro Presser, Daphne Lucker, Bo van der Meer, Lotte Schmidt,Julie Janssen, Timo den Hartog, Sanneke Ros, Rosa Veldman, Siemen Versloot, Rob IJpelaar, Stefan de Jong, Ray van der Bas, Sil Weel, Peggy de Bruin, David de Lange, Barbara van Immerseel, Alexandra Tarcu, Ineke Landman - van Braam, Hetty de Kruijf, Fatih Tura, Merijn Spelt, Remco Mastwijk, Fleur van Eldik, Maarten Heijblok, Erik Demeris, Stefan Beekhuijzen, Maarten van der Veen, Joep de Koning, Marta Capilla, Joe Anderson, Wilhelm Roth, Noortje van Ekelen, Geesje van Haren, IJsbrand van Velen, Femke Boesenkool, Marc Doornweerd , Ben Uijtjens , Nick Hoorn, Wietger Mosch, Stan Egberts, Raoul Popma, Sem de Vlieger, Vera Ramer, Suus de Groot, Kelly Bruyning, Lisa Rombout
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