Hey, I'm Cheryl!

Joshua Tree, California

Bookout is the Founder of NDY Films and the Executive Director/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. 

Bookout has a private studio in Joshua Tree, CA where she works on both her fine art practice and film projects. She has a long history of exhibiting her personal art and curating art in numerous venues across the U.S.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting


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.


This project got the green light!


Los Angeles, California Film Short
Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Wracked by guilt, a woman takes one last moment to picnic on the moon before choosing to live or die.


This project got the green light!

Cardboard Castles

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

Short film about a non-binary teenager attempting to kill their childhood imaginary friend, hoping to understand their adulthood and self


This project got the green light!

A Miseducation: The Case for Consent

Los Angeles, California Film Feature

A documentary following the importance of consent education as a first step towards addressing America's sexual assault crisis.


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.


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.


This project got the green light!

Don't Die

Huntsville, Alabama Film Feature
Crime, Thriller

Driven to steal life-saving medicine, a desperate man ends up on the run and at the mercy of a black market pharmacy.


This project got the green light!


Burlington, Vermont Film Short
Drama, Horror

In 19th century Vermont, Ruth freezes her parents to survive the winter, but an early thaw brings horrifying results.


This project got the green light!


New York City, New York Film Short

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.


This project got the green light!

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