Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

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  • IMDb page: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 18 December 2015 (USA)
  • Filming Location: Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  • Director: J.J. Abrams
  • Stars: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: John Williams   
  • Plot Keyword: Roman Numbered Sequel | Star Wars | Space Opera | IMAX Version | Roman Numeral In Title

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • J.J. Abrams  screenplay
  • Lawrence Kasdan  screenplay
  • George Lucas  characters

Known Trivia

  • In summer 2013, it was revealed both Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill had begun a vigorous regimen of diet, exercise and stunt training to prepare for their roles of Leia and Luke, respectively. 565 of 574 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The first J.J. Abrams film not to have a musical score by Michael Giacchino. Aptly enough, Giacchino stated in an interview that he would rather hear the music of John Williams in a new Star Wars film than his own. 476 of 484 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Michael Arndt penned the script for this film based on an outline by George Lucas for his abandoned sequel trilogy to the original Star Wars saga. Though few details of this outline have been made public, author Dave Pollack confirmed that the story would focus on the building of the New Republic after the fall of the Empire, that Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo would all appear, and that the children of Luke, Leia and Han would serve as the main characters of the story. 423 of 432 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The production had a preference for using real locations and miniature models over green-screens and computer-generated imagery whenever possible in order to make the film aesthetically similar to the original Star Wars trilogy. 209 of 212 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Harrison Ford broke his ankle on the door of the Millennium Falcon. 255 of 260 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • After publicly declining to direct a new Star Wars film, J.J. Abrams was visited at his Bad Robot office by Kathleen Kennedy. Their negotiations lasted over a month, during which time, Abrams’ central concern was the vast magnitude and cultural significance of the project. 249 of 255 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Both Brad Bird and Matthew Vaughn turned down the chance to direct. Bird had already committed to Tomorrowland (2015), forcing him to decline. Vaughn entered negotiations, even vacating the director’s role on X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) in order to helm Episode VII, but eventually declined over “creative differences”, reportedly disputes over the level of violence in the film and the casting of the female lead. 207 of 212 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Although the movie (and the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney) was not announced to the public before November 2012, both Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher stated that they had discussed appearing in Episode VII and other future Star Wars films with George Lucas in the summer of 2012, months before the sale. 154 of 158 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Creator George Lucas stated the transition from Lucasfilm to Disney was a way to “pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.” 286 of 297 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Before Adam Driver was cast as the villain, Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving were considered for the role. 162 of 170 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983).  »

Story: A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983).


Synopsis: In J.J. Abrams newest film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", He brings back some of the traditional cast such as Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. He is bringing new characters, played by John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyongo, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. As of now there is no official storyline released but, rumors have been said of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) training new Jedi and rebuilding the new Jedi Order with the help of Leia (Carrie Fisher) and her husband Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Luke, Leia, and Han have changed, for it is 30 years since Return of the Jedi and new threats emerge that will challenge our heroes and will change everything, for the Sith have been slowly growing…

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Produced By:

  • J.J. Abrams known as producer
  • Bryan Burk known as producer
  • Tommy Gormley known as co-producer
  • Tommy Harper known as executive producer
  • Lawrence Kasdan known as co-producer
  • Kathleen Kennedy known as producer
  • Jason D. McGatlin known as executive producer (as Jason McGatlin)
  • Michelle Rejwan known as co-producer
  • Ben Rosenblatt known as co-producer
  • John Swartz known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Carrie Fisher known as Leia
  • Mark Hamill known as Luke Skywalker
  • John Boyega
  • Andy Serkis
  • Harrison Ford known as Han Solo
  • Gwendoline Christie
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Domhnall Gleeson
  • Adam Driver
  • Peter Mayhew known as Chewbacca
  • Daisy Ridley
  • Lupita Nyong'o
  • Kenny Baker known as R2-D2
  • Warwick Davis
  • Max von Sydow
  • Maisie Richardson-Sellers known as Korr Sella
  • Anthony Daniels known as C-3PO
  • Christina Chong
  • Pip Andersen
  • Greg Grunberg
  • Dixie Arnold known as Soldier
  • Crystal Clarke
  • Jessica Henwick
  • Miltos Yerolemou
  • Billie Catherine Lourd

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Amy Byrne known as key makeup artist
  • Bill Corso known as makeup artist: Mr.Ford

Art Department:

  • Matt Allsopp known as concept artist
  • Alex Baily known as draughtsman
  • Laura Barden known as junior model maker
  • Kevin John Bennett known as greensman
  • Tom Bernarius known as standby greensman
  • Andrea Borland known as assistant art director
  • Ryan Bradbury known as props
  • Ryan Bradbury known as props: daily
  • Sophie Bridgman known as assistant art director
  • Tim Browning known as concept artist
  • Ian Bunting known as props 3d modeller
  • Doug Chiang known as concept artist
  • Keith Christensen known as concepts artist
  • Danny Clark known as junior draughtsman
  • Tom Clark known as junior propmaker
  • Dean Clements known as set dresser
  • Helen Dawson known as art department assistant
  • Laura Dishington known as Lead Graphic Designer
  • Martyn Doust known as props
  • Simon Duric known as storyboard artist
  • Neil Ellis known as concept model maker
  • Seth Engstrom known as concept artist
  • Jonathan James Evans known as stand-by propman main unit
  • Claire Fleming known as assistant art director
  • James Foley known as set dresser/operational stand-by props
  • Lydia Fry known as assistant art director
  • Liam Georgensen known as draughtsman
  • Sarah Ginn known as draughtsman
  • Simon Gosling known as senior prop modeller
  • Angus Hale known as greensman
  • Roy Halfpenny known as senior prop modeller
  • Richard Hardy known as draughtsman
  • Paul Hearn known as set dresser
  • David Hobbins known as concept artist
  • Robert Hochstoeger known as assistant art director
  • Alexander Jay Hutchings known as art department model maker
  • Martin Kane known as daily props crew
  • Matthew Kerly known as stand-by art director: second unit
  • Hannah Kons known as set dec pa
  • Sam Leake known as draughtsman
  • David London known as senior prop modeller
  • Jake Lunt known as Creature Concept Designer
  • Jon Marson known as key greensman
  • Iain McCaig known as concept artist
  • Sonny Merchant known as supervising chargehand stand-by propman
  • Guy Mount known as petty cash buyer
  • Olivia Muggleton known as art department assistant
  • Theofano Pitsillidou known as junior model maker
  • Andrew Proctor known as draughtsman
  • Paul Purnell known as digital assets pa
  • Anita Rajkumar known as junior draughtsman
  • Eren Ramadan known as digital assets pa
  • Samantha Redwood known as art department assistant: spacecraft
  • Skot Reynolds known as mouldmaker
  • Justin Richards known as greens buyer/coordinator
  • Luke Sanders known as draughtsman
  • Lucien Sands known as prop maker
  • Matthew Savage known as concept artist
  • Elicia Scales known as junior draughtsman
  • Pollyanna Seath known as art department coordinator
  • Dominic Sikking known as graphic designer
  • Tom Sinden known as senior prop modeller
  • Nick Slater known as carpenter
  • Oliver Steeples known as props
  • Mátyás Szakonyi known as standby greens
  • Bill Thomas known as props
  • Jonathan Tidmarsh known as greens labourer
  • Dave Tincombe known as dressings props
  • Lee Towersey known as props
  • Remo Tozzi known as assistant art director
  • Eddie Tycer known as prop modeller
  • Kurt Van Der Basch known as storyboard artist
  • Emma Vane known as props draughtsman
  • Christopher Vincent known as art department assistant
  • Ketan Waikar known as draughtsman
  • George Waite known as props metalworker
  • Dan Walker known as concept artist
  • Andree Wallin known as concept artist
  • Kyle Wetton known as digital assets manager
  • Rebecca White known as junior draughtsman
  • Terry Whitehouse known as supervising prop maker
  • Catherine Whiting known as draughtsman
  • Buddie Wilkinson known as stand-by props: splinter unit
  • Simon Wilkinson known as chargehand propman
  • Bradley Woodbridge known as standby painter
  • Schwerthelm Ziehfreund known as props


Production Companies:

  • Lucasfilm
  • Bad Robot
  • Walt Disney Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • Flying Pictures  aerial filming services provided by
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency (uncredited)
  • Skywalker Sound  post-production sound services

Additional Details


  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2016) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2015) (France) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2015) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2015) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2015) (worldwide) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)

Visual Effects by:

  • Jacobo Barreiro known as digital artist: ILM
  • Simon Burchell known as pre-visualization editor
  • Simon Burchell known as visual effects editor: uk
  • Adam Foster known as reference camera operator: Imaginarium Studios
  • Roger Guyett known as visual effects supervisor: ILM
  • Steve Hardy known as vfx stills photograher
  • Polly Ing known as cg supervisor: ILM
  • James D. Kelly known as visual effects photographer: Propshop
  • John Knoll known as senior visual effects supervisor
  • John Knoll known as visual design consultant
  • Kim Libreri known as technology supervisor
  • Susan Luciani known as visual effects senior coordinator
  • Victoria McDowell known as vfx production supervisor
  • Daniel Moore known as visual effects photographer (Propshop)
  • Joseph Quinn known as data wrangler
  • Mike Sanders known as director of virtual production
  • Hayley Easton Street known as art director vfx
  • Fernando Tortosa known as visual effects photographer
  • Richard Stuart Wilson known as visual effects digital coordinator


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