(KUTV) David Howard wrote and co-directed the film, "Trek: The Movie," which depicts the pioneer treks many LDS youth participate in.
Howard has never been on a trek, but his children have.
"There's a lot of information out there, so we did a lot of research and talked to a lot of people," Howard said of the process to come up with the plot of the movie.
Howard was approached by a friend to write "Trek."
His friend had worked with John Hughes, and wanted to come up with a Hughes-like film in a Mormon context.
"Trek" premiered last week, and it was exciting for Howard to see all the pieces to come together.
"It was really fun," he said.
"Trek: The Movie" is now in theaters.
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