Thursday, September 15, 2011
Up close and personal with "Seven Days in Utopia" writer/producer David L. Cook
Cheryl Wicker talks to author, speaker and executive producer David L. Cook about how God directed him all along the way on his foray into filmmaking and how he encourages other filmmakers to listen for God’s inspiration in their own filmmaking journey. Cook is the chairman of Utopia Films and executive producer of "Seven Days in Utopia," which opened in theaters on September 2, 2011, and stars Robert Duvall and Lucas Black.
He is also the author of "Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia," upon which the movie was based.
Cheryl Wicker: Tell me how you got started writing. How did the whole thing start?
David Cook: We, we have a ranch in Utopia, Texas, and I was doing a retreat for some men down there, as well as trying to figure out what I was going to write about and to speak about with them. When I was out praying in the field, I walked out to the field and went by the seed den. I opened a lid and there was a seed there planted 75 years before and it really struck me that that seed was wasted. I knew that there probably were some men and women that I administer to that had the same issue, of knowing they got called to do something but they just hadn't figured out what it was.So I brought a group of people in and taught around that seed concept, and passed them all one night around a campfire and asked them what that seed meant planted and what it meant. When I did, I felt the Lord said, "I called you to write."
Continue reading on Examiner.com Up close and personal with "Seven Days in Utopia" writer/producer David L. Cook - National Christian Movies http://www.examiner.com/christian-movies-in-national/author-david-l-cook-and-his-sacred-journey