The Christian Film Database (CFDb) is a collection of Christian films that are listed along with their cover image, trailer, directors, actors, MPAA rating, etc. It can be described as the "Christian" version of the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). There are over 1,000 films in the database, and it is virtually all founded and administrated by one man: Roger Rudlaff. I recently had an opportunity to interview him.
When, and why, was CFDb founded?
I started CFDb sometime in 2008, but it had a very slow start. I tried hosting on a few cheap hosting sites that gave you very little to work with in making a good website. CFDb was not a very good site for quite some time. I had some people telling me it needed to be better, so I started looking into making it better with as little money as possible, but I'm not entirely sure that can be done.
At the same time my uncle, who knows something about making websites, helped me out with CFDb. Though you can't tell a lot of money was put into CFDb, I think it's much better that it was. I started CFDb because I'm a big fan of Christian movies and have been collecting them for years.
I had a hard time finding new and old films because there was no site that just listed Christian films. The only places I could find were the places that sold them, and they only listed the ones they had for sale. So I wanted a place that would list all Christian films, not just the ones that website sold.
Approximately how many films are listed at CFDb?
CFDb has around 1,250 listings right now. I'm adding more films every week. I have been focusing on films in the dramatic genre, but in the last few weeks [end of 2009], I have started adding other types of Christian films. I'm now adding genres like documentaries, exercise, music, and educational. Many types of films will now be added, as I find the time to do so.