Long ago (more accurately in May), in a country far, far away (ok, it was England, just go with it!), the beginning of Star Wars Episode VII started. And now, little less than six months later, shooting and production for the movie has finished.
The crew and cast celebrated at a party at the London Space Museum, where many a star’s picture was taken. Yet the thing most touching about this moment comes from J.J. Abrams. Who sent a note to all the cast and crew thanking them for their service.
To the Extraordinary Cast and Crew of Episode VII:
It is a true honor and absolute joy to come to set every day and work alongside each of you. Your professionalism, passion and patience is more deeply appreciated than we could ever express. From the deserts of Abu Dhabi, to the Forest of Dean, to the stages of Pinewood, you have risen to every challenge and been as wonderfully kind as you are brilliantly talented. Our ambition here is large, of course, and it must be: we are here to make a film that entertains millions of people, of all ages, for generations. To create an experience people will cherish watching as much as we will cherish having made it, together. How lovely it would be if you had, in addition to your name on the screen, some actual real tangible proof that you were part of it! Here, then, is that proof. Wear it well, wear it healthily, wear it proudly. But, mostly, thank you.
With Love, JJ Abrams Kathleen Kennedy Bryan Burke
Star Wars Episode VII comes out December 18…2015.