SALT LAKE CITY — Excel Entertainment, the distribution team behind "The Cokeville Miracle" and "The Work and the Glory," has a new film coming out this spring that's based on a very unique Mormon experience: pioneer trek.
For the uninitiated, pioneer trek is when young people from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints don pioneer-style clothing and recreate the early Mormon pioneers' journey across the American plains to the Salt Lake Valley.
The new film, "Trek," mines the comedy of 150 teenagers stripped of their electronic devices and thrown together for three days of walking, as well as tells the story of Tom, a young man who finds inspiration in the experience.
"Trek" is directed by Alan Peterson, with a screenplay by Jon Enos and David Howard — the writer of the 1999 sci-fi comedy "Galaxy Quest."Comment on this story
“We couldn’t be more excited for people to see the trailer,” said Arthur VanWagenen, director of Excel Entertainment, in a news release. “The trailer gives a great taste of this funny and poignant film. 'Trek' is definitely not the typical Mormon-genre film. It tells a thoroughly modern coming-of-age tale of teenagers becoming modern-day pioneers.”
"Trek" opens in theaters Friday, April 6.
You can watch the trailer here. The Clean Cut is a regular feature that highlights family friendly videos.