Star Wars | A Force For Change

Star Wars | A Force For Change

Director J.J. Abrams has released a new video from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. Whilst this is extremely exciting for fans of both the saga set in a galaxy far far away and film fans in general, there is more to this story…

Abrams explains of a new project which is orientated much like a Kickstarter entitled Star Wars: A Force for Change, which is in aid of Unicef. You pick from a range of donations from $10 up to $5000 and receive a prize relating to your amount in return.

For example, $10 will obtain you a set of digital badges to show your support. At the other end of the spectrum is a preview of the completed Star Wars: Episode VII in your home town!

All the money will go to Unicef to aid their Innovation Labs, a group which brings solutions to some of the worlds biggest challenges, such as;

  • Portable, solar-powered learning kits being built in China, Uganda, and Burundi to ensure every child in the world has access to relevant, quality learning.
  • Mobile phone application developed in South Sudan and Uganda, and used in the Philippines, that helps reunite children with their families after an emergency.
  • A text messaging solution in Zambia that helps families receive infant medical test results from clinics, in half the time, through mobile phones.
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Not only will your money go towards a great cause but will also give you a chance to win an amazing prize, a part in the new Star Wars film! You will be flown to London to visit Pinewood Studios. There you will be J.J. Abrams VIP guest with a tour backstage, meeting the stars, watch some of the filming and then you’ll be transformed via a visit to wardrobe and make-up to appear in the new film! (T&C’s There’s a small chance, your scene may be cut from the final film but they promise to try and keep it in!)

Plus no doubt you’ll be forced to sign a heap of non-disclosure agreements so you don’t blab about your visit to the internet!

You can make a donation and find out more by visiting the official Omaze website here.

You can watch the video below.

P.S. I’m loving the old school animatronic alien!


John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves the movies and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990's. Whilst the web page idea became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. Now he's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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