Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- A new movie is teaching a couple tough life lessons with a Christian theme and it's produced 100% in the Midlands.
It's called "Safe House: A Christian Story," and Friday, a "red carpet" screening was held at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Columbia.
The movie follows a young woman named Tiffany who is raising her daughter.
She is faced with difficult decisions when it comes to choices about her boyfriend, and though those decisions ultimately cause her to lose her daughter to child protective services, she finds a corrective path with religion.
The film is written, directed and produced by Zeb Foulks, a Columbia native and independent filmmaker. Foulks said the movie took about three years to film between coordinating schedules with actors and shooting on weekends.
"I guess it's not in my DNA to quit," Foulks said. "I was always taught to finish whatever you start."
Friday's screening was the second time the movie had been screened, Foulks said. Between the two showings, he said it had been seen by more than 700 people.
For Wanda Atterbury, who came with her 16-year-old daughter Laprincia, certain parts of the movie were easy to be related to.
"The problems that she goes through on a daily basis and how she overcomes them," said Wanda Atterbury as to why she was drawn to the movie.
For others, like Anthony Watson, who is a member of the church, and stopped by after hearing about the event, it was simply something to do on a Friday night.
"Sounded like a good event to do with the rain and everything tonight," Watson said.