J.J. Abrams has started a recruitment campaign for Star Wars: Episode VII where fans could join the actors and actresses on the set of the famous movie franchise.
J.J. Abrams has begun a drive to allow fans of Star Wars: Episode VII to appear in the film. The whole program was announced to the world in the form of a YouTube video that has gone viral.
The director of the series has given a vital message in the video clip and the response so far is very positive. Watch the video below.
"The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe,” says director J.J. Abrams. “We’re thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII. 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."
Disney and Lucasfilm have combined forces with Bad Robot to create the Star Wars: Force for Change campaign. All the money collected from the drive will go to help poor children in the UNICEF movement.
In return for a $10 donation the donor will be able to take a chance of making an appearance in the film. The person who will win the top prize will get to: visit London, be a VIP and hang out with J.J. Abrams, meet cast members and last but not least be a vital and dynamic part of the cast of Star Wars.
“The Star Wars films were made through George Lucas's adventurous combination of technology and creativity,” says Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “We wanted to honor and carry on that positive spirit as we start production on Episode VII and use Star Wars to make a difference in the world. Star Wars: Force for Change will help us do that, letting us give back to the fans who keep Star Wars alive, and raising much-needed funds for programs like UNICEF's Innovation Labs.”
Star Wars has some very cool and sophisticated fans. And they are raring at a chance to play a part in the franchise film series. The level of creativity, innovation and inventive genius employed by the director, producer and acting talent in Star Wars are simply beyond the imaginative limits of most people.
"UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to help the world’s most vulnerable children and young people identify solutions and create change,” says Christopher Fabian, UNICEF Senior Advisor on Innovation and co-Lead of the Innovation Unit. “We work together with the greatest technologists and designers of our time to create open-source solutions that help millions of people. The support from Star Wars: Force for Change will help to bind these innovators together on a mission to solve the world’s most pressing problems, and create a better future.”
The new vistas opened up before you, when you gaze in fascination at alien entities and the space race with its ten thousand aspects, are absolutely infinite. Both science and technology not to mention the lessons from the humanities have played their part in the generation of the images of Star Wars.
Among the list of countries whose citizens will be welcome to enter the competition may be included: Argentina, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Sweden, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Chinese and Australians may participate although different rules apply as per their individual domiciles. The website to go to in order to apply for participation on the Internet is Omaze. Best of Luck if you want to be one of the winners!