A really beautiful video from the set of Rogue One has popped up today about director Gareth Edwards’ support for UK-based charity ASSERT. ASSERT benefits families dealing with rare genetic disorder Angelman Syndrome (which Edwards’ niece Ella suffers from).
Rogue One Director, Gareth Edwards, meets ASSERT (Angelman Syndrome Support Education & Research Trust) on set to discuss the rare genetic disorder. Gareth is Patron to the charity and his niece Ella, has Angelman Syndrome.
Visit www.angelmanuk.org to find out more about Angelman Syndrome and ASSERT.
The expressions on Ella’s face exploring the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set are heartwarming and Edwards and ASSERT making this possible for her is simply amazing!
As a bonus for us super nerds, the video reveals a really cool look at some of the set as well as some familiar faces we haven’t seen that clear yet. Check out the photos below of Biggs Darklighter, Jek Porkins, and possibly a look at some of Jyn’s childhood toys!