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CFDb March 2012 Newsletter

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, 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!



St. Patrick: The Irish Legend


This wonderfully, inspiring story of the the legend of St. Patrick!

CFDb Recommends:
Interview with John Schneider – click on the picture!
CMC interviews John Schneider
For more:
Christian Movie Connect – Podcasts


CFDb Interviews Jurgen Beck
Composer for Film, TV, Documentaries, Commercials
and Digital Media Productions

=> 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: Folks can also find me at:



Read More…

October Baby - March 23
October Baby – In Theaters MARCH 23rd!


CFDb had the privilege of attending the screening of thils film and it is FANTASTIC!  This is one of those movies that will change your life.


This movie is really a MUST SEE!


Buy your tickets ahead of time here:

Check out the latest:

Shattered SilenceChristian Movies Coming in March, 2012

WWJD IIVeggie Tales: Robin GoodLion of JudahTrinity GoodheartSuing the Devil

Frontier BoysDecisionCrunch TimeRace to the Finish

MonumentalThe Genesis CodeOne Hit From Home




If you want a sneak preview of all upcoming films…


All Upcoming Christian Films




Recently added films that just came out this year…


The VowNot recommended due to content but recommending the book!


Revival Info: From the Islands of the Sea
Revival Info: From the Islands of the Sea

You can watch the entire documentary online!

If you have problems watching the entire film after you’ve registered,

there is also a link from their Facebook page.

Act of ValorNot recommended due to content but recommending ‘Life of Valor’ Christian Tools!

Three Hearts

Samaritan’s Purse Presents…

Filmodus Operandi
What kind of message should your film have?

Check out the CFDb blog post about ‘Filmodus Operandi’


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  1. Annelie says
    22 March 12, 9:03am

    Submitted by Pat Arrabito – somehow it ended up on the wrong category –

    There seem to be two Patricks in history – the real Patrick and the legendary Patrick who kicked the snakes out of Ireland. Thankfully, we can read Patrick’s own words in his own “Confession.”

    Coming from a believing family, he called himself “a sinner, a most simple countryman, the least of all the faithful and most contemptible to many, had for father the deacon Calpurnius, son of the late Potitus, a presbyter…

    He was “taken into captivity in Ireland with many thousands of people, according to our deserts, for quite drawn away from God, we did not keep his precepts…I was 16 years old, and knew not the true God; but in that strange land the Lord opened my unbelieving eyes, and, although late, I called my sins to mind, and was converted with my whole heart to the Lord my God…” Patrick, Confession

    Patrick escaped but the voice of the Irish called him back and he returned for a life of ministry, where he speaks of having baptized thousands of grown men and is credited with starting over 300 local assemblies. Peter Ruckman, Ph.D. The History of The New Testament Church

    For Patrick, the Bible was the only rule of faith. He quoted over 300 Bible verses in his “Confession.” He had a profound respect for the Ten Commandments, and is said to have left a “Book of the Law and the books of the Gospels” wherever he established a church. Patrick, Confession; Whitly Stokes II, Tripartite Life of Patrick

    Patrick and the Celtic Church of the 5th and 6th centuries, cut off from Western Christianity, developed a much more apostolic form of Christianity. Bede, the Catholic historian, wrote several centuries later that these Britons “in very many particulars they differed from the Church of Rome.” Leslie Hardinge, The Celtic Church in Britain

    In His writings there is no hint of an intermediary between God and fallen man other than Jesus Christ; there is no invocation of saints or angels. He taught that the Bible is the only rule of faith, that Jesus Christ is the only mediator, that man does not inherit guilt, that man keeps God’s law by His indwelling Spirit, that the Godhead consists of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.
    Ruckman, Ph.D. The History of The New Testament Church, James C. Moffat, The Church in Scotland

    Perhaps the faithfulness, energy and accomplishments of the real Patrick in establishing churches and schools supersede the miracles and exploits of the legendary Patrick.

    See: The Seventh Day: Revelations from the Lost Pages of History, Part 3

    Peter S. Ruckman, Ph.D. The History of The New Testament Church
    Rev. Richard Hart, Ecclesiastical Records of England, Ireland and Scotland, from the 5th century to the Reformation
    Merle d’Aubigne, The Reformation in England,
    Whitly Stokes II, Tripartite Life of Patrick
    Patrick, Confession
    John G. Meissmerm The Celtic Church in England
    James C. Moffat, The Church in Scotland
    Leslie Hardinge, Celtic Church in Britain

    Pat Arrabito

    This comment was submitted under the wrong category so I copied and pasted it here.

  2. NARLIE says
    06 July 12, 6:08pm


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