Cheryl is a filmmaker and studio artist residing in Joshua Tree, CA. Bookout produced the award-winning short film GLORIA’S CALL and is currently directing the short documentary film INSIDE THE BEATUY BUBBLE and co-producing a short sci-fi film PURE; a feature-length documentary; ACTING LIKE WOMEN and a short narrative film titled JUST A FRIEND and is preparing to shoot a proof of concept for her sci-fi episodic screenplay, WOMEN OF STEEL. She is the Executive Director/Co-Founder of The Chimaera Project, a nonprofit that champions women and non-binary filmmakers and she has been a guest on numerous filmmaking/art panels throughout the U.S. Bookout is the Founder of NDY Films, LLC and the Executive Director/Co-Founder of The Chimaera Project. Her nonprofit work includes sitting on the Board of Directors for FURSTWURLD and the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. She is the past President of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art 2012 – 2016 and has been a guest on numerous filmmaking/art panels throughout the U.S. As an individual artist, Bookout 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. IMDb.