Greetings Fellow Christian Film Lovers!
March is all about St. Patrick’s Day, but how many of us actually know the story? There are actually quite a lot of stories or legends that are told about St. Patrick and all of them are quite amazing. We know that God is all powerful and that He could have done all those things through Patrick, but no one knows for sure.
Some Day we can find out for sure by asking Him! In the meantime, I would like to recommend watching St. Patrick: The Irish Legend, this month!
Sincerely, Annelie Rudlaff christianfilmdatabase.com, llc
Acts 19:11 – And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
St. Patrick: The Irish Legend – Check out our review on the movie page as well! There are some strong paganistic/satanic imagery in the film so it would not be recommended for everyone!
This wonderfully, inspiring story of the the legend of St. Patrick!
=> How/Why did you get involved with composing?
I have always loved music. I love how it affects us. To me it wasn’t enough just to consume or play someone else’s music, but I also wanted to create it. There is this wonderful emotional experience when a piece of music comes together. On the purest creative level it doesn’t even matter whether anyone else likes it. The joy of creating the music alone is an experience worth the turmoil that sometimes accompanies the creative process. I simply just love that aspect of it.
When I handed control of my life over to Christ, the joy of the creative process was heightened to a degree that I thought wasn’t possible. There is this divine moment when the message of all God stands for and the music merge. It creates an exhilaration that is paralleled only by a few other aspects of life. You get a tiny glimpse of what God’s joy must be like when He creates.
=> Do you only do soundtracks for Christian movies? If yes, please explain why.
I create original music for all kinds of projects, including feature films, short films, documentaries, promotional films, TV shows, and digital media. My preference is to stick with films that have a distinct Christ-centered message, whether God or Christ is actually mentioned in the film or not.
I believe that as followers of Christ we are to make two types of films. In a traditional sense, the use of film should be a natural extension of being the “light and salt” that we are called to be. Light is very visible, which we could correlate with a very visibly Christian film with a distinct Christian message. As such, those films are there to give direction, among other aspects.
Salt, once in food, is usually not visible, but its presence can definitely be detected. If we continue the analogy, this would be representative of films that may not directly present the Gospel, but speak of the values we hold dear and present those in a way that is pleasing and beneficial to the “taster”. Not enough salt makes food taste bland, too much salt… You get the point.
Where am I going with this? I believe there is validity in films that are directly targeted at the Christian community, giving guidance with a very clear message. Those films may never be accepted or praised highly by a secular audience, and that is perfectly all right.
Then there should be films that become influencers. Those are films made with underlying concepts that speak of the values and concepts we hold dear to, but may not be overtly “Christian” in nature and content. Take the concept of a “savior” for example. This appears constantly in secular films. Why? Because that is how we are wired – with a need for a savior, a need for THE Savior. It resonates with us. Films we produce in that category can make use of that same concept, but then play it out in a way where we keep it very clear with our understanding of a Savior without throwing in the typical mishmash of world culture.
These types of films should act as salt, influencing culture for good without necessarily containing a strictly Christian label. That’s what the “light” films are for.
=> What is the most famous movie you’ve composed for?
If famous were synonymous with most exposure, I would say “Standing Firm” would be the most famous film I have written music for. However, the effort and detail that goes into any film I work on is the same, whether it has the potential of becoming a widespread success or not. I simply enjoy the process of adding a unique musical signature to a film that engages the viewing audience emotionally.
=> How long have you had your own company?
I have had my current company since 1994, but have been producing music before under different labels.
=> How can others find your website?
My official website is: http://jurgenbeck.com. Folks can also find me at:
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