Life with hope: Locally made, web-based Christian soap opera seeks realistic take on life

photo Writer, director and producer David White, right, records a scene with actress Jenna Montijo for the Christian soap opera "Life With Hope" at Veterans Park in Soddy-Daisy. The web series is filmed in and around Chattanooga with local actors.

photo David White, right, talks with actress Jenna Montijo before filming a scene for the web-based Christian soap opera "Life With Hope."

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Jenna Montijo sits on the edge of the bench in the dugout of the softball field at Soddy-Daisy Veterans Park. It's a cold Saturday afternoon in January.

David McNeill White tells her to ponder a situation surrounding a rival cheerleader and the rumors that are flying within the squad.