What is CFDb?
So who are those people who run CFDb? Are they a big company, Church or a large group of volunteers such as IMDb?
None of these, we are really just three people. A husband/wife team and a great webmaster.
Roger and Annelie Rudlaff are avid Christian film lovers who desire to get the word out about Christian films. Over the years we found out that most people think the only Christian films out there are titles such as Moses, Joseph and Jesus of Nazareth. While those films are great, there is so much more out there and Roger wondered how are people going to know.
So began… The Wayhouse Christian Film Library – a free service to the community where people could come and check out Christian movies/documentaries/cartoons and return them for more. It started off slowly and as we moved to different locations the greatest success was in Roanoke, VA where we even made the front page of the newspaper. It was successful in getting the word out locally, although not successful financially, for obvious reasons.
An unexpected family crisis arose causing us to close up shop and move again – no more Wayhouse but another development came from this… CFDb. It started very slowly in 2008 and in 2011 we formed an LLC company, (Christianfilmdatabase.com, LLC), and began to try and figure out ways so we could spend more time on the database because every film and everything done with the database is all done by Roger or Annelie, except for web issues that come up, including getting the search to work better, which thanks to Bryce, it now works wonderfully!
Bryce Wisekal our webmaster, has a Great Company called, “Foxyhare“, that we highly recommend to anyone who needs help building a Great website, or just looking for a website host, he’s the BEST! Just look at CFDb! He made it all possible on a small budget! Thanks Bryce!
Most people that contact us think we are a big company with a lot of employees and we are believing God that someday soon we will be.
Our goal is for CFDb to be blessed financially so we can dedicate a majority of our time adding and updating more films. Our prayer is for many people to be blessed spiritually as a result of this ministry. Although we do not make the films, we do help people find the appropriate films to help their spiritual needs.
For more information about CFDb, check out these interviews and articles:
Here is a Continental Who’s who Press Release for Annelie
2015 Moody Radio Interview below regarding the year 2014 and Faith Based Films:
8/31/2012 – First e-book by Annelie. Here is a blog about her book “Journey of Hope“
10/18/2012 – 2nd e-book released, “Steps to Quality Christian Filmmaking“.
January 1, 2010 – J.J. Biddinger interviews CFDb
January 8, 2010 – Angela from Christian Cinema interviews CFDb
November 13, 2012 – Christian Post – The Resurrection Project Supports CFDb
November 15, 2012 – Spotlite Radio Presents Raise the Curtain Hour – begins at 21:50
January 1, 2013 – Christian Film Works Magazine Article
January 18, 2013 – Christian Newswire Press Release on Top 100 Christian Films for 2012
May 10, 2013 – Wielding the Sword of the Spirit with CFDb founders – Blog Talk Radio
September 3, 2013 – Christian Film Database Gets a New Makeover – Christian Newswire
October 2, 2013 – Spotlight Radio – 8 minute interview – Begins at 143:15
December 19. 2013 – The Christian Filmmaker Report interviews CFDb
December, 2013 – GloryReelz Interviews CFDb – article within the newsletter
January 7, 2014 – Christian Newswire Press Release on Top 100 Christian Films for 2013
August 11, 2014 – 3rd e-book released, “Ins and Outs of Marketing Your Christian Film“.
October 18, 2014 – Cheryl Ariaz Wicker of Christian Movie Connect Interviews Annelie Rudlaff, CFDb, at the CMA Conference.
December 31, 2014 – Christian Newswire article – Christian Film Database Releases Top 100 Christian Films of 2014
September 28, 2015 – Jacob Keenum of Church Films Interviews Annelie Rudlaff. Podcast.
January 14, 2016 – Christian Newswire Release – Christian Film Database Releases Top 35 Upcoming Christian Movies for 2016
May 25, 2016 – Pure Flix Interview – Expert Interview Series: Annelie Rudlaff of Christian Film Database on the Christian Film Market.