The feature-length documentary Secrets of the Force Awakens premiered at SXSW this week.
Abrams introduced the film, set to be bundled in with the Blu-ray release of The Force Awakens, to SXSW attendees.
“What’s so cool about this is that it shows and highlights the people who put their heart and soul into making The Force Awakens. They were the greatest group of filmmakers, artists and storytellers. To get to see behind the scenes is pretty fun” he said.
Abrams thanked fans for their support of the movie, saying “we worked so hard on the movie and were so terrified that when it came out it might not work”
There was a Q&A after the screening with VFX supervisor Roger Guyett, supervising sound editor Matthew Wood, and The Force Awakens co-producer Michelle Rejwan – with R2D2 making a surprise appearance.
Secrets of the Force Awakens will be available as part of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray and DVD release on 13 April 2016.
Secrets of the Force Awakens screened at SXSW. To find our more about the film, and to see if there are any more SXSW screenings, head here.