I enjoyed this video that tracks down the unsung talent from the previous Star Wars films in a lighthearted take on getting Abrams to notice:
This is the story of one nerds quest to find the forgotten stars of Star Wars! I’m Jamie Stangroom, and as excited as I was when I saw the first cast photo for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Force Awakens, I couldn’t help but think that there was something missing. Lots of something. Someones. I felt nostalgic joy seeing Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, but what about Logrey the Ewok? Greedo? What about the Gonk droid?! So I decided to go and find them. I was prepared to go to the ends of the earth and maybe even Wales in my journey to find the actors the franchise forgot. JJ Abrams may have overlooked them, but I won’t!