Coats & Clark — the creator of Red Heart yarn, Coats threads, and Westminster fabrics — gives the public an inside look at its Albany, GA factory in the new film Courageous from TriStar Pictures and Sherwood Pictures. The film follows five friends, four of whom are law enforcement officers. After a tragedy strikes their community, the five men are inspired to reconsider their roles in their children’s lives. Courageous focuses on the challenges and rewards of being a purposeful and engaged father as it examines the lives and relationships of the men.
Several scenes in Courageous take place in the Coats & Clark factory, particularly those centering on the character Javier, a Hispanic worker whose work permit makes it difficult for him to provide for his family. The building, which is the largest yarn and crochet thread factory in the United States, sets the stage for Javier’s struggle with an ethical dilemma. Many Coats & Clark employees and the plant manager Bobby Boone took part in the film as extras.
Coats & Clark was a natural choice for the film because Albany, GA is home to both the factory and Sherwood Pictures. Sherwood Pictures is a ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, and each of its films focuses on a different message the church would like to share. Coats & Clark, which has been located in Albany for over 60 years, was honored to be involved in the project and support the Albany community.
Courageous is in theaters now, so go check it out and see if you can spot the Coats & Clark factory!