- "When we found out it was Star Wars, it was amazing to know that we'd be putting people who had flown military aircraft into X-wings fighting for the Rebel Alliance."
- ―Benjamin Hartley
Having realized that action scenes in movies look better when they are acted out by former armed forces personnel, Hartley founded Military Film Services, which provides extras that are ex-military or even still serving. One day, his company received a call from an assistant director who needed actors with cockpit experience for a "major secret project." Hartley and his employees were amazed to discover that it was for a Star Wars movie.