King's Faith

Synopsis: While incarcerated for multiple crimes, juvenile offender Brendan King turned Christian. Now entering into his eighteenth foster family and a new high school, he hopes his newfound faith will hold, but a significantly disreputable past threatens to drag him back. At the fore, the intimidating local sheriff won't overlook his long rap sheet, and the high school football hero threatens to get nasty over losing his prom queen girlfriend to the likes of him, but serious menace arrives when Brendan's former gang mates, seeking a large stash of heroin hidden by Brendan's former best bud (now dead), hound him and his new close ties for it, bringing Brendan to a crucible of faith that he could lose.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Nicholas DiBella
Production: Independent Pictures
108 min



you gotta stop listening

to the same voices playing

over and over in your head.

I can pretty much get

the voices to stop now

but it's the images

that keep coming back.

Certain ones like the day

they raided us,

the tear gas burning my eyes,

the moment they cuffed me,

watching one of

my best friends die.

Maybe it's a good thing

that I can't get rid of 'em.

So I can't forget

where I came from.


Everyone has their number.

My number is 18.

This is my 18th foster home


and that goes along

with other numbers,

11 misdemeanors, 9 felonies,

4 convictions and 1 new haircut

at the insistence

of my case worker.



They say that when you

get released from prison

you have the glow,

a new attitude.

Who knows?

I'm just hoping 18 will be

my lucky number.

We thank you for the food

that you have before us

and we thank for the loving

hands that have prepared it.

Lord, we have a new member of

the family at the table tonight

and we thank you for bringing

Brendan into our lives

and for the new life

that you have given to him.

We ask that you give him

strength and wisdom

in his new endeavors at school

and may he always

rely upon you.

This we ask in Jesus' name,



So, you must be excited

about school.

Tomorrow morning we have

a meeting with the principal.

It's nothing special.

That the transition's

going smoothly.


Northside's a good school.

I've been a teacher there

going on 25 years.

Vanessa was a nurse there

for how long, sweetheart?

Long enough.

Well, speaking

of smooth transitions,

your curfew will be 9:00

on school nights.

You've had a curfew before?

I've had a lot of practice being

on time in the last few years.

Yes, yes, I suppose you have.

But it will be different without

someone looking over you.

I'm sure it'll all

work out fine.

Of course, it'll be fine.

I just want to be clear

on our expectations.

There'll be plenty of time

for these things later.


I smell alcohol on your breath,

weed on your clothes,

we have to report it.

Same with fighting

or erratic attendance.

Now, what's going on with

the community service?

The Faith Club's working

on a few projects this fall.

He'll pick up the hours there.

It's important that you

don't fall short

in that area either, Brendan.

Yes, sir.

(KNOCK ON DOOR) Sorry I'm late.

He's volunteered

to show you around.

So you just moved in

with Mr. Stubbs, huh?


That's cool.

Yeah, he's a pretty cool guy.

He mentors our Bible study

after school.

Yeah, that's what he was

telling me.

Well, look, Northside is

just like any other school.

We got jocks, geeks, princesses

and even a few cool kids

such as myself.

When you are working with

absolute value inequalities,

there's a lot you have

to keep straight.

You have to combine everything

you know about inequalities

with everything you know

about absolute values.




Did you tell him he could work

on Lewis's car?

- Hmm?

- He's working on Lewis's car.

Yeah, he said he took

some shop classes

and asked if he could.

Well, sweetheart,

I really don't think

that was your decision to make.

Since when do you care

about cars?

You know what I mean.

Okay, I'm sorry.

You're right.

Guess I should have said

something to you.

I can tell him.

Well, you can't tell him now

that you let him start.

I thought we agreed we were

gonna try to help

the kid turn his life around.


Well, I just didn't know

that Lewis's car would be

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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