J. Cheryl Bookout

Cheryl Bookout is a filmmaker and studio artist residing in Joshua Tree, CA. Bookout directed the award-winning short documentary film INSIDE THE BEAUTY BUBBLE, and produced the award-winning short films GLORIA’S CALL and PURE; currently producing ACTING LIKE WOMEN and a short narrative film titled JUST A FRIEND. She is preparing to shoot a proof of concept for her award-winning sci-fi episodic screenplay, WOMEN OF STEEL. Cheryl is Founder and Executive Director of The Chimaera Project. She has been a guest on numerous filmmaking and art panels throughout the U.S. Her nonprofit work includes sitting on the Board of Directors for FURSTWURLD (Johusa Tree) and the Joshua Tree Retreat Center; and an advisor for Mil-Tree Veterans Project (Joshua Tree). Bookout is the past President of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art (2012 – 2016). As an individual artist, she is included in the California Women Artist Project archived at the University of Southern California and Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, a project organized by Gloria Orenstein, Professor of Women in Literature and Art at USC.