“Mick Jagger brought me out on stage when I was four.” – Joe Rudge
Joe Rudge was born to be a music supervisor. It's literally in his DNA. His father is famed Rolling Stones manager Pete Rudge, and his step-father was the iconic film director Elia Kazan. So you see, the apple most certainly has not fallen far from the tree.
If you need a moment to research the above names, please do so, because only then will you realize the imprint that these two careers had on Joe's life, and why his fate was sealed at just 4 years old.
Joe's career is still blossoming, but here is just a short list of the incredible projects he's been a part of: Brick, Room, Blue Valentine, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Big Sick, Patti Cake$, and the forthcoming Grateful Dead documentary; Long Strange Trip.
Special Mentions: www.licommunity.org, Brooklynworks, Novels That Rock Panel - NYC, Roadie – Howard Massey, Long Strange Trip Doc, Brick - Film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Blue Valentine, Kazan on Directing, The Aviator, The Elia Kazan Collection, A Tribe Called Quest We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service, Elia Kazan: A Biography, Milburn Media Arts/Roadie Free Radio, Adam Lerner – Brooklyn Photo Works