Mormon cosplay experience demonstrated in newly released ‘TREK’ trailer

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“TREK” opens in select theaters on Friday, April 6,
2018. (Photo courtesy of Excel Entertainment)

Grab your handcart, “TREK” released its trailer earlier this week.

For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Trek” tells a familiar story. “TREK” shares the adventures of Mormon teenagers on a ‘Mormon cosplay’ experience where the teenagers reenact a pioneer handcart journey. The story centers around Tom and his friends as they attempt to bypass trek rules by smuggling unsanctioned food and encountering a “special ops” Young Men’s leader only to face pioneer-like troubles of their own.

“We couldn’t be more excited for people to see the trailer,” said Arthur VanWagenen, director of Excel Entertainment. “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.”

A mashup of comedy and spiritual inspiration, “TREK” is directed by Alan Peterson and written by Jon Enos and David Howard, the writer behind the hit film Galaxy Quest. “TREK” will open in select theaters on Friday, April 6, 2018.

“Hopefully the trailer will whet their appetites and get them excited to see TREK next spring,” Peterson said.

Excel Entertainment, the distributor, has distributed other popular LDS films including “17 Miracles,” “The Work & The Glory,” and “The Cokeville Miracle.”

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While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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