We have a very special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and director J.J. Abrams. He’s currently filming in Abu Dhabi and the first thrill to arrive from the clip is the background… look in the background! Those are Star Wars characters mulling about in the video below!
OK, enough geeking out on the film that features the return of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.
Now, on to the business at hand. Abrams has crafted the video as a chance for one fan to visit the Star Wars: Episode VII set and be in the highly anticipated movie that lands December 18, 2015 -- and it is all for a good cause.
It’s being called the Star Wars: Force for Change, and the debut of the charitable campaign is raising money for UNICEF Innovation Labs. Disney has pledged $1 million, and for each $10 contribution made, participants will be entered for a chance to visit the set of the Star Wars film and be in the movie! The contest runs from today until July 18, so get busy!
"The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe. We’re thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII,” Abrams said.
“We’re even more excited that by participating in this campaign, Star Wars fans will be helping children around the world through our collaboration with UNICEF Innovation Labs and projects."
The grand prize includes:
- Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
- Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
- Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
- Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII