J.J. Abrams has released a video from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, which officially gives fans their first look at his production. The video was released to promote the kick-off of the Star Wars: Force for Change campaign, which is a partnership between Disney, Lucasfilm, and Bad Robot to raise money for various funds. The first Force for Change campaign will raise money for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs to help children in need.

To enter for a chance to be in Star Wars: Episode VII all you have to do is pledge $10 of your cash reserves to the Omaze campaign site. If you’re lucky enough to win you will be treated to the following Grand Prize package:

  • 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

You have between now and July 18th to get registered, so don’t procrastinate! For more details you can check out the official Star Wars: Force for Change website. Make sure to check out the Star Wars: Episode VII set video above to see what J.J. and the crew have been up to. There’s even a special walk-on appearance of an alien character that isn’t just another CGI creation!


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