Principle photography on Star Wars: Episode VII is winding down, and should officially wrap in the next couple of days. As a thank you, director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy have sent a heartfelt note to their cast and crew for all of their hard work over the past year in bringing this sequel to the big screen.
The note reads:
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.
JJ Abrams Kathleen Kennedy Bryan Burke
James Rose shared the note on Twitter, and if you look carefully, you can see his Star Wars: Episode VII crew hat in the background: