Frank and Isaac Gildea story going to big screen

Once in awhile something extraordinary happens in life, but you never think it is going to turn into a movie. Full Story
Jim Estes

Fredericksburg, VA

#1 Jul 5, 2010
This movie would be an inspiration to both young and old, whether they have an athletic background or not. The Gildea family name is well recognized in Humboldt County circles for their successes athletically, but perhaps an even a more profound story is the family's conviction to our Lord Jesus Christ. Frank and his wife have devoted their lives to teaching their children just what it means to become Christians in a world that oftentimes frowns on expressions of faith and reverence. I had the opportunity to serve as Issac's 7th grade basketball coach several years ago at Mckinleyville Middle School. This was during a time when I personally did not have a relationship with the Lord. I recall the Gildea's instilling in their children the importance of devloping a perspective and a fundemental purpose in their participation on the team. At the time I thought that these were somewhat odd principles, that were perhaps deeper and more mature than what a 12-13 year old needed to be successful on the basketball court. While I was coaching man-to-man defense and full court zone presses, The Gildea's calmly directed Issac to enjoy the game but to never lose sight of just what a gift his athleticsism was and how it should be used to glorify God. This was a very profound lesson for a 7th grader. I personally believe that the Gildea's story is both timely and compelling and very worthy of production. And I hope that amongst the unique backdrop of an amazing sports story, that Nick Santora captures Frank's personal journey as a Christian and the Gildea family's joyful relationship with the Lord.

101aaa

Oakland, CA

#2 Jul 5, 2010
you better do some histoty checking on frank before making that jerk a hero christian hardly
YouWillBurnInHel l

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jul 5, 2010
SATAN RULES OVER ALL!
Doing better

Mcarthur, CA

#4 Jul 5, 2010
101aaa wrote:
you better do some histoty checking on frank before making that jerk a hero christian hardly
We all have a past and I am emabarrassed of min...I admit it. I can only say that through better choices and a spiritual guidance I have become a better person than I used to be. I would hope that would apply to "101aaa" and Frank and anyone reading. Isn't that the purpose of life? To grow, learn, mature...and just remember, when you point the finger at someone, there are three pointing back at yourself.
Peggy

Japan

#5 Jul 5, 2010
Actually, I think this would be a hit here in Japan - emotional stories are loved and basketball is much more popular than American football. Besides, I would promoteit to all my university students since I grew up in Humboldt County! Hoping the story makes it to the screen.
Tom

Eureka, CA

#6 Jul 6, 2010
As a good friend of the Gildea family, I wish them the best in the translation of this really unique life opportunity Frank and Isaac got to share. Coach Estes nailed it: these are good people who raised kids in this community with good morals and character, and that should be celebrated.

Isaac is a tremendous athlete; I remember when I could beat him at one on one at the old church hoop on Sutter Rd. When he sprouted to 6'6, I could only watch in awe at his prowess on the court, and no one could compete with him.

I wish Isaac, Frank, Elijah, Noah and the rest of the Gildeas the best.
Reader

Saint Albans, WV

#7 Jul 6, 2010
Well said!
Jim Estes wrote:
This movie would be an inspiration to both young and old, whether they have an athletic background or not. The Gildea family name is well recognized in oldt County circles for their successes athletically, but perhaps an even a more profound story is the family's conviction to our Lord Jesus Christ. Frank and his wife have devoted their lives to teaching their children just what it means to become Christians in a world that oftentimes frowns on expressions of faith and reverence. I had the opportunity to serve as Issac's 7th grade basketball coach several years ago at Mckinleyville Middle School. This was during a time when I personally did not have a relationship with the Lord. I recall the Gildea's instilling in their children the importance of devloping a perspective and a fundemental purpose in their participation on the team. At the time I thought that these were somewhat odd principles, that were perhaps deeper and more mature than what a 12-13 year old needed to be successful on the basketball court. While I was coaching man-to-man defense and full court zone presses, The Gildea's calmly directed Issac to enjoy the game but to never lose sight of just what a gift his athleticsism was and how it should be used to glorify God. This was a very profound lesson for a 7th grader. I personally believe that the Gildea's story is both timely and compelling and very worthy of production. And I hope that amongst the unique backdrop of an amazing sports story, that Nick Santora captures Frank's personal journey as a Christian and the Gildea family's joyful relationship with the Lord.
Anon

Hayward, CA

#8 Jul 6, 2010
Didn't Frank go to prision for murder???
Heidi

Chico, CA

#9 Jan 1, 2011
i remember silly shoes and laps around the track... and a determination to dunk! congrats...
hilli

Alamo, CA

#10 Sep 18, 2011
101aaa wrote:
you better do some histoty checking on frank before making that jerk a hero christian hardly
you are a dipshit. unhappy people always blame others for their shortcomings.
johanna

Concord, CA

#11 Nov 25, 2012
I was only girl on boys team for two years with Elijah and frank coached. They were truly good people!
Ernie

Concord, CA

#12 Jan 1, 2013
I went to High Shool with Frank Gildea! I'm responsible for bring Frank an Linda to Humbolt County. Before U make Frank an Linda into super Christians .U need to research his past and what he did in L A....Belive me he has never been NO Hero! Unless U call stealing an bank Robbery an being in the DRUG WORLD a hero. He's the biggest thief an hypocrite like his wife I've ever known!!!!

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