Apparently Darren Scott was "a high councillor in the Gippsland Stake".
Interestingly, the quote "Obstacles which seemed insurmountable were overcome, doors opened, and opportunities presented" is mentioned word for word in the 2012 article in relation to the film "The Playbook". At least "the Lord" is consistent.
I saw he was once known as Darran Page I'm trying to recall the guy as he's my age and in the next stake across from me though it would be 90 min drive away. Our paths must have crossed if he was active as a YSA but I just can't recall him and I don't remember the members bragging about him as a famous Mormon actor or film maker.