Raul Cristian ([ˈra.ul kristiˈan]; born October 18, 1973 in Satu Mare, Romania) is an ex-pornographic actor, director and producer of pornographic movies. Usually credited under the name Raul Cristian, he is also working under another pseudonym: Chris Rolie.
Raul Cristian entered the adult business as a performer shooting his first scene when he was 20 in Budapest, Hungary. As a performer he appeared in over 50 European or American movies.
In 2000 Raul Cristian developed Floyd-Agency, a European porn talent agency and he was contracted to produce adult content for the internet. Since 2003 Floyd-Agency is shooting all Perfect Gonzo’s content. Between 2003 and 2006 Floyd Agency’s Production Division shot over 2000 scenes for Perfect Gonzo and 12 titles for Anabolic and Diabolic. Nowadays Floyd-Agency is producing over 400 scenes per year.
In 2007 Raul’s popular websites caught the eye of Evil Angel owner John Stagliano – who quickly became a fan. As a result, Raul's DVDs produced by his company Cruel Media will be distributed in the United States through Evil Angel Productions. Because Evil Angel has a "no creampie" policy Jules Jordan Video has made a deal with Cruel Media to distribute All Internal videos, an internal pop shot line directed by Chris Rolie.
By the end of 2007 Evil Angel distributes Cruel Media with 4 lines: Ass Traffic, Prime Cups, Sperm Swap and Tamed Teens. In February 2008 Evil Angel signs their 5th line My Evil Sluts a line directed by Clara G.
Jules Jordan Video also signs next to All Internal their newest lines: Give Me Pink and Cum for Cover.
In January 2008 at the AVN Awards in Las Vegas Raul's All Internal #5 won the Best Internal Release Award.
In February 2008 Raul proudly launches his own web master program Cruel Bucks in the same time with their first web site Clara-G.com.
In October 2008 at the 12th edition of Venus Berlin Awards, Cruel Media Productions won the award for Best International Newcomer Label.
In January 2009 at the AVN Awards in Las Vegas Raul and Cruel Media Productions had 14 nominations (12 with Evil Angel Productions and 2 with Jules Jordan Video), and won three awards: Best Foreign All-Sex Series (Ass Traffic), Best Internal Release (All Internal 7) and Best Sex Scene In A Foreign-Shot Production (Ass Traffic 3).
As a part of a bigger project in March 2009 Clara-G.com merged with AssTitans.com under the same webmaster program SexAndCash.com.
At HOT D'OR 2009 Awards Raul Cristian was nominated for the "Meilleur Realisateur de Gonzo Europeen" (The Best European Gonzo Director) with "Cum For Cover" line.
In October 2009 at the 13th edition of Venus Berlin Awards, Cruel Media won the EROTIXXX award for Best GONZO-Label.
Raul and Cruel Media Productions won the 2010 AVN Award Best Director (Foreign Non-Feature) for Ass Traffic 6 and the 2010 AVN Award for Best Internal Release with All internal 9.
In March 2010 Raul Cristian and Cruel Media Productions launched an innovative site called LiveGonzo.com, which features the top shooters and stars in adult entertainment performing real-time, interactive sex scenes. "No cuts, no editing, just raw, hardcore sex." Raul was hoping his site will battle tube sites by providing unique, uncut footage and unprecedented access to interactive dialogue with popular adult directors and producers.
In October 2010 at the 14th edition of Venus Berlin Awards, Cruel Media won again for the second year the EROTIXXX award for Best GONZO-Label.
For the 4th year in a row Raul Cristian and Cruel Media Productions won the 2011 AVN Award for Best Internal Release with All internal Series.
In 2011 Raul relaunched premier live sex site LiveGonzo.com. The site features a new live show every week with the top names in porn. The site resumed live shows in January at the 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, starting off with Jenna Presley, Lexi Swallow and Erik Everhard doing a POV scene for Pink Visual booth. Since its initial shoot at AEE, the site has showcased scenes with Diamond Foxxx, Erik Everhard, Jayden Jaymes, Ashli Orion, Alexis Texas and Ramon Nomar. The relaunched site is offering their white-label integration to new potential partners who consider that the product is able to bring new value to their business. They also have mobile versions of LiveGonzo.com for Apple products, BlackBerry and Android; and they are broadcasting each of the live shows on iPhone, iPad, iPod, BlackBerry and Android phones.
In June 2011, Fleshlight.com, the world's No. 1 selling male sex toy company, is launching a new partnership with LiveGonzo.com, which will allow fans of Fleshlight to participate in live, interactive movies where they can watch and direct the performers in real time.
In January 2012 Live Gonzo signed an exclusive distribution deal with Jules Jordan Video. “The Live Gonzo DVDs will contain five brand new scenes and a lot of BTS shot live and broadcast on LiveGonzo.com, as well as on the sites of our many website partners using the Live Gonzo white-label platform,” Jules Jordan said.
On the eve of the beginning of his new distribution deal with Jules Jordan Video for a line of Live Gonzo DVDs Cristian released a YouTube clip in which discusses how he is combating the glut of free porn on the Internet by ramping up the production schedule on his real-time porn performance site, LiveGonzo.com. “The technical and artistic parts are equally important,” he said. “My job is to be the glue. … Without our team we’re nothing. My team is everything I’ve got. I choose them extraordinarily carefully. Nobody leaves my company.”
In October 2013 at the 17th edition of Venus Berlin Awards, Cruel Media won again for the third time the EROTIXXX award for Best GONZO-Label.2008: Won AVN Award in Best Internal Release (All Internal 5)
2008: Won Venus Berlin Award in Best International Newcomer Label
2009: 14 AVN Award nominations
2009: Won three AVN Awards in Best Foreign All-Sex Series (Ass Traffic), Best Internal Release (All Internal 7) and Best Sex Scene In A Foreign-Shot Production (Ass Traffic 3)
2009: Won Hot D'Or Award in "Meilleur Realisateur de Gonzo Europeen" (The Best European Gonzo Director) with "Cum For Cover" line
2009: Won Venus Berlin Award in Best GONZO-Label
2010: Won two AVN Awards in Best Director (Foreign Non-Feature) (Ass Traffic 6) and Best Internal Release (All Internal 9)
2010: Won Venus Berlin Award in Best GONZO-Label
2011: Won AVN Award for fourth consecutive years in Best Internal Release with All internal Series
2012: 3 XBIZ Award nominations
2012: 12 AVN Award nominations
2013: XBIZ Award nomination: 'Director of the Year - Non-Feature Release' for U.S. Sluts 3
2013: Won Venus Berlin Award in Best GONZO-Label