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CFDb February 2012 Newsletter

February, 2012

In This Issue:

  • CFDb Newsletter News
  • CFDb Blog
  • CFDb Interviews Cheryl Ariaz Wicker
  • Silver Dove Films Interviews Elijah Rock
  • New Releases


CFDb Newsletter News!

CFDb is still looking for personal testimonies to share on upcoming newsletters
in regards to how a particular Christian film changed your life.

Submit your story…


CFDb Blog 

Our webmaster has redesigned our blog page so check it out often:

CFDb Blog – Annelie’s Christian Film World 


Greetings Fellow Christian Film Lovers!

February is the time of love. It is also the time of the year when we give up on
our New Year’s Resolutions. Let today be an encouragement to you to continue those
resolutions, even if you have already decided to give up. Have hope! Make the
decision to begin again! God wants all His children to walk in victory.

If you want to encourage yourself, take an inventory of how many things God has
given you the strength to overcome already. Then walk in that strength!

Annelie Rudlaff, llc


Philippians 3:13, 14 – Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this
one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto
those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.


This inspiring story of the origin of Valentine’s Day is a real gem!

Highly recommended
for all to watch!

This would make an excellent tool for a

Bible Study Group, Youth Group or Children’s class.


Cheryl Ariaz Wicker
Film Producer, Publicist, Media Personality

How long have you been in the media industry?

Sixteen years… and may I say that it’s been a one exciting and challenging ride
as I have worked my way up in the industry. After I decided that a legal secretary
career wasn’t right for me, I changed directions with a job as a television news
reporter. I then went on to hone my skills in a variety of areas, including television
hosting and producing, casting, publicity and marketing, producing commercials and
promotional videos, and a variety of other film production roles. All these experiences
prepared me my current career as a film producer, publicist, and media personality.

Do you only produce Christian films? If yes, explain.

I do not limit myself to “Christian” films per se. But I do limit my life’s work
to things that are redemptive in nature. Since my teens, I have felt a calling
to ministry. So as a producer, my standard is that a film be either faith based,
family friendly or life affirming. I believe there is a place for evangelical films
as much as there are for films that simply reflect good values without an overt
gospel message. I believe that the Godless values found in today’s media play a
big part in separating people from God and destroying the faith of today’s culture.
Therefore, it is essential to lay the foundation of a Christian world view in order
for hearts to be receptive to the gospel. Hollywood has changed the thinking of
the culture slowly through the years with very subtle messages that conflict with
Biblical values while they dish out truly great entertainment. Christians have the
opportunity to reverse this effect and impact the culture in a positive way by producing
equally high quality films with a Biblical worldview. This is my passion and my

What is the greatest achievement so far in your career?

The highlight of my career thus far has been producing “Flag of my Father,” starring
John Schneider, GiGi Erneta, Andrew Sensenig and William Devane. The film, which
received the Best Narrative Feature Film Award at the GI Film Festival, is available
on DVD and has aired on Trinity Broadcast Network. It is a film that has been an
inspiration to many people, particularly veterans and families who have lost someone
in service to their country. I enjoyed the great cast and a crew and am thankful
to R2 Productions owner Rodney Ray for bringing me onto the team.

(Here is a link to “Flag of My Father” on CFDb.)

Can you tell us about Christian Movie Connect?

Christian Movie Connect is a weekly video podcast that features top personalities
in the Christian film industry, including filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, studio
heads and other well known Christian media professionals who influence the industry.
The interviews are conducted on location at leading Christian media industry events
such as National Religious Broadcasters Convention, Biola Media Conference, Gideon
Media Arts Conference and Film Festival, International Christian Visual Media Catalyst
Conference, etc. I started the podcast because I saw an unmet need in the Christian
film industry for a venue to showcase Christian movies in a video format. It seemed
like a no-brainer considering my background as both a filmmaker and a television
host and interviewer. And considering my passion for promoting positive entertainment,
it also fits very nicely with my personal goals to support the Christian film industry.

Read More including recommendations on getting involved in the Christian Media industry…
Cheryl Ariaz Wicker Interview


To learn more about Cheryl Ariaz Wicker, you can visit her personal website at
You can also view her Christian Movie Connect video podcast at
or stay in touch with CMC on Facebook at

KEEP AN EYE OUT – in future newsletters we’ll be featuring some of Cheryl’s interviews
from Christian Movie Connect as well.


Silver Dove Films Interviews 
Elijah Rock – Actor

Soon to come – interview with

Bruce Marchiano


Christian Movies Coming in February, 2012

If you want a sneak preview of all upcoming films…

All Upcoming Christian Films


Christian Movies Coming in February, 2012

If you want a sneak preview of all upcoming films…

All Upcoming Christian Films

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