Hey, I'm Cheri!

Los Angeles, California

Cheri Gaulke is a pioneer in the feminist art movement in Los Angeles. Her work has been presented in film festivals internationally, in museums and a Smithsonian-touring exhibition, and alternative settings including buses, churches, and prehistoric temples. In recent years, her short doc, GLORIA'S CALL (2018), has screened in over 40 festivals and won Best Documentary at the Ann Arbor Film Festival among other awards. In 2021, she completed MISS ALMA THOMAS: A LIFE IN COLOR, a short doc about a little known African-American woman abstract painter, which is already winning awards in film festivals, and she is just completing INSIDE THE BEAUTY BUBBLE, a short doc about a gay hair salon owner and his roadside attraction in Joshua Tree, California. She is currently in pre-production on her first feature documentary – ACTING LIKE WOMEN – about 1970s feminist performance art, an under-represented movement that profoundly shaped art and social movements of today. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Out of the Picture

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Film Feature
Documentary

Out of the Picture is a documentary about art critics living through a historic period of change.

149%

This project got the green light!

Simulating Religious Violence

Rome, Italy Film Feature
Documentary, Science

Experts in religion and computer science create cutting-edge computer simulations to predict and prevent religious violence.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Haunting of Hype House

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Horror

When a rowdy social media influencer is possessed by a ghost, his friends discover they might like the spirit more than they like him.

94%

This project got the green light!

Ladylike

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, History

Two society besties disguise themselves as men to sneak into The Players in NYC to meet their hero, Sarah Bernhardt, on her 1911 visit.

114%

This project got the green light!

Reflect

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

Five women in the Sedona desert battle for survival against etheric dark forces from another dimension.

195%

This project got the green light!

ACTING LIKE WOMEN

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

In 1973, women converge on L.A. and create a new art form – feminist performance art – whose powerful imagery changes the very role of art.

104%

This project got the green light!

Ezra

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Ezra, a queer dancer battling a chronic illness, goes on a hiking trip with their boyfriend and finds peace in the outdoors.

92%

This project got the green light!

Woman Meets Girl

Toronto, Canada Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Over a game of Never Have I Ever, a 40-year-old-virgin, explores a deeper connection with the 18-year-old sex worker she’s taken in.

165%

This project got the green light!

Inside the Beauty Bubble

Joshua Tree, California Film Short
Documentary, LGBTQ

What do you do with 3,000 beauty artifacts? Open a roadside attraction! A story of dreams, a family with two dads and a really big show.

119%

This project got the green light!

Le Bon Chef

Reading, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

She's a Michelin-starred chef at the top of her game...unfortunately they've changed the rules.

100%

This project got the green light!

Egghead & Twinkie - LGBTQ+ Feature Film

Orlando, Florida Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A coming of age comedy about coming out of the closet.

102%

This project got the green light!

Dragonfly

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Animation

A young girl learns of her mother’s survival of the Tokyo Firebombing on March 9-10, 1945 through the eyes of her brother’s spirit.

111%

This project got the green light!

Shine On, WV

Teays Valley, West Virginia Series
Biography, Documentary

Shine On, WV is a web series of 5-8 minute videos showcasing West Virginia artists and their stories to create inspiration and support.

104%

This project got the green light!

Leveling Lincoln

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary, History

To level the playing field, they leveled the school

92%

This project got the green light!

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