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April 2012 CFDb Newsletter

Greetings Fellow Christian Film Lovers!   

April is the Easter season.  It’s the time to remember Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.  This is the time the people really celebrate Jesus.

Spend Easter weekend with your family and don’t forget to remember Jesus and what He did for you on the cross of Calvary!

Sincerely, Annelie Rudlaff, llc

Matthew 28:5-7 – And the angel answered and said unto the woman, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.  He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay.  And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is rise from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

Two of my favorite Easter films are:

Jesus of Nazareth




Jesus of Nazareth

The Greatest Story Ever ToldThe Greatest Story Ever Told



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Bruce Marchiano plays in “The Encounter




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John W Doryk

Award winning Composer and Sound Designer


= > How/Why did you get involved with composing?
I come from a very musical family with a deep Ukranian heritage. As a child, I grew up learning Ukranian folk melodies and Ukranian Orthodox church music which is very beautiful, haunting, and often acappela. In elementary and through middle school, I was trained in operatic voice, classical violin and guitar and sang and played with orchestras, boys choir, in both sacred and secular performances. In high school, I discovered popular music and played in progressive rock bands(self taught on kbds), bluegrass(learned fiddle), hard rock(learned electric guitar), and even produced a reggae and rap artist for a while.

So you can see my musical tastes were very diverse. I always wondered why the Lord would have me be so diverse in my musical interests until I went to my first film composer workshop and realized that to compose music for film, one must be able to embrace many different styles in their writing and be able to seamlessly transition from style to style. That’s when I realized what I was destined to be. I think, ultimately, the combinations of learning structure and order from classical and the ability to improvise, on the fly, that I learned playing in rock bands, prepared me well for this career.

= > Do you compose soundtracks for Christian movies?

Yes, I do. 25 plus years ago, I really didn’t. Most of the work I did was for secular network television only because that was the kind of work available to me. Now, the culture(and technology) has changed and I probably do about a 60/40 balance of Christian/Secular projects.Some recent Christian movies I have scored would include “For The Glory” by 1Voice Films, “Click Clack Jack” by Good Path Media, and “Pawn’s Move” by CV Productions.|

= > What is the latest soundtrack that you are working on?

Currently, I am scoring a documentary called “Rachel’s Challenge” that traces the legacy of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine Massacre.

= > Tell us about the award(s) you’ve won?

I have won ADDY awards, Telsa awards, “Gold” at the Park City Film Music Festival and have had my music submitted for Emmy nomination consideration.

= > How can others find out more about you and your work?


Christian Movies   coming in April, 2012

Anna's ChoiceAnna’s choice is supposed to come out April 1st.  I have an inquiry into the company to find out where this can be purchased.  I’ll update the film page as soon as I hear back from them.  Sorry for the inconvenience.!




Deadline is supposed to come out in theaters on April 13th, 2012. Look for it! It’s already been shown in select theaters.




Paper Dream




Paper Dream as well as Rachel are also supposed to come out in April, 2012.





And…Three of the long awaited films…

Suing the DevilJerusalem CountownBlue Like Jazz



If you want a sneak preview of all upcoming films…


All Upcoming Christian Films




Recently added films that just came out this year, but were not listed on the Newsletter!

Curse of the Weedeater Curse of the Weedeater came out on DVD in March…

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