The Red Book

A Feature

About The Filmmakers


Ellie Stuckey


Ellie Stuckey is an independent filmmaker, actor, director and producer. Ellie grew up in Portland, Oregon, earned her B.A. in literature with a focus on James Joyce and Virginia Woolf and has passionately investigated the work of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell through the mediums of literature, film, and performance for most of her professional life. Ellie attended Sarah Lawrence College as a graduate student in writing. While at Sarah Lawrence she refocused her Master's degree work on Theater Arts, earning her MFA in Theater in 2001. Ellie also trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in London. For the next ten years, Ellie appeared in numerous roles on stage, television and film. Her roles varied from Shakespeare to improvisational comedy to a Good-Nurse-Turned-Bad on CBS's As the World Turns. Ellie wrote and directed a musical revue and has produced numerous short films both independently and as an in-house producer for a New York-based production company. Since 2009, Ellie and her team have filmed interviews at Red Book exhibitions and events across the U.S. and Europe. Ellie's knowledge of Carl Jung began at a very young age in conversation with her father, a Jungian analyst.


Peter Wiedensmith

Peter is an award-winning editor and filmmaker. Founder and director of Joint Editorial, a post-production company housed within Wieden+Kennedy, he has edited hundreds of national and international television commercials. His work for P&G Best Job recently won an Emmy. He has been nominated for two additional Emmys and won five Lions from the Cannes International Advertising festival. He also founded the digital filmmaking program at Caldera, an arts organization for at-risk youth in Portland, Oregon.

He has traveled the world making more than a dozen short documentary films for companies and philanthropic organizations. Subjects have included Lance Armstrong and his cycling team preparing for the Tour de France, kids who spend their entire childhood in refugee camps, adolescent girls’ lives in Ethiopia and women’s healthcare in Peru. His work has been used for the Clinton Global Initiative and the Davos International Summit, as well as broadcast on national television. He wrote and directed Raw Faith a feature-length documentary which won the Human Spirit Award at the Nashville Film Festival in 2009.


Chel White

Animation Director

Often citing dreams and the subconscious as his greatest influences, filmmaker Chel White is a visionary director of films, long form TV, commercials and music videos. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller/Ford Foundation and the Regional Arts & Culture Council (Portland OR), with screenings at MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and a 2012 career retrospective at the Northwest Film Center. White’s films have shown in most major film festivals including Tribeca, Berlin, Rotterdam, Annecy, SXSW, Hong Kong and three films at Sundance.

Chel White has directed projects for Saturday Night Live, David Lynch, Touchstone and Al Gore. His groundbreaking music video for Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke won Best Music Video at SXSW 2007. Music Video Wire calls it, “a visually compelling bird’s eye view of some of the biggest challenges facing our society today, including global warming and petroleum consumption.” As Visual Effects Supervisor, White has worked extensively with filmmaker Gus Van Sant on several of his films, including the Academy Award winning Milk. In 2014, Phase 4 Films released Chel White’s independent feature film, “Bucksville,” about a radical militia in the Pacific Northwest (Best Narrative Feature, 2012 Kansas City Film Festival). His commercial clients include Nike, Starbucks, Master Card, Coca-Cola, and children’s anti-smoking ads for the Washington Department of Health. Chel is a founding partner of the film studio Bent Image Lab.