Mr. Ruddell’s theatrical scores have been heard in theatres across the country including the Stratford Festival and the National Arts Centre. He has served as composer-in-residence with the Vancouver Playhouse and The Charlottetown Festival where he was also Associate Music Director for two seasons arranging and directing the music for Are You Lonesome Tonight and The Mind Bogles. Directed by Walter Learning.
Mr. Ruddell has scored more than one hundred film and television projects. Many of the National Film Board projects and Independent film projects Mr. Ruddell has scored have won prestigious national and international awards. Island Of Whales, narrated by the late Gregory Peck, won Mr. Ruddell the Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival for Best Original Score. Sweatlodge, Finding Dawn and My Son The Pornographer were all Leo nominations for outstanding original scores. Some television credits include the extremely long running series Weird Homes, the FOX six hour mini series Mafia Bride starring Eli Wallach and the HBO movie A Stranger In Town.
Mr. Ruddell has scored numerous radio dramas for the Canadian Broadcasting corporation