Inspired by the experiences of Mormon teenagers, the new movie TREK follows a young man and his friends on a “Mormon Cosplay” reenactment of a pioneer handcart journey.
But don’t expect this to be the typical Mormon-genre film. “It tells a thoroughly modern coming-of-age tale of teenagers becoming modern day pioneers,” said Arthur VanWagenen, director of Excel Entertainment.
Excel Entertainment is the distributor behind other popular films such as 17 Miracles, The Work & the Glory, and The Cokeville Miracle. TREK is co-written by John Enos and David Howard, the writer behind Galaxy Quest. Howard, along with lead actor Austin Grant joined Midday to talk more about the film.
We were also privileged to have the Director, Alan Peterson, and Actor Joel Bishop join GMU.
TREK opens in theaters on April 6, 2018.