Film Team

Cheri Gaulke, Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Animator

Cheri is a pioneer in the feminist art movement in Los Angeles affiliated with the Woman’s Building. Her films have screened in film festivals internationally and she has presented her work at the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art (LA), in a Smithsonian-touring exhibition, and in settings all over the world including buses, churches, and prehistoric temples.Gaulke cofounded collaborative performance groups Feminist Art Workers and Sisters Of Survival which were featured in a Getty-sponsored exhibition. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a Master of Arts degree (in Feminist Art/Education) from Goddard College and has received artist fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles and California Community Foundation. Gaulke is based in Los Angeles where she is also an award-winning educator committed to empowering youth voices. Gloria’s Call is Gaulke’s 2st work in film/video (single channel or video installation).


Anne Gauldin, Producer, Writer, Animator

Anne is a feminist artist, graphic designer, and business entrepreneur. She received her M.A. through the Feminist Studio Workshop at the Los Angeles Woman’s Building — exploring prehistoric archaeological sites in Western Europe and contemporary feminist art and education. Gauldin was a founding member of The Waitresses and Sisters Of Survival performance art collectives. Her work has been exhibited and performed internationally.


J. Cheryl Bookout, Producer Animator

Cheryl is the Executive Director and Founder of The Chimaera Project, a nonprofit organization providing advocacy and action for female filmmakers. Bookout has produced two award-winning short films; Gloria’s Call and I Am Be. She is currently directing Inside the Beauty Bubble, a short documentary film; co-producing a feature-length documentary, Acting Like Women: Performance Art and the Woman’s Building and prepping to shoot a proof of concept for a sci-fi episodic screenplay, Women of Steel: Gracie’s Story. Bookout 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.


Sue Maberry, Producer, Animator

Sue was a program director both at the Woman’s Building and at the Armory Center for the Arts. After receiving a Masters in Library Science, Maberry became the Director of Library and Instructional Technology at Otis College of Art and Design in 1992. There she has led efforts to incorporate the use of new and developing web technologies within the college. She received a grant from the Getty in 2000 to begin digitizing the Woman’s Building archive and make an image bank available online. She then created the TLC (Teaching Learning Center) to assist and train faculty in the use of technology in the curriculum. The TLC received a Center of Excellence Award from New Media Consortium in 2007 for their groundbreaking work in instructional technology. She has continued to make visible the history of the Woman’s Building as co-curator of a Getty-sponsored Pacific Standard Time exhibition at Otis College in 2011-12 that included the publication of two catalogs, video oral histories, and extensive online resources.


Christine Papalexis, Producer, Animator

Christine has been performing and making puppets and costumes since discovering her love of puppetry at Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles. Hand puppets were next, followed by cable, animatronic and hydraulic puppets for movies, television, videos and commercials.  She had the good fortune to work on a Roger Corman film, puppeteering a giant cockroach creature with buckets of blood and slime. After that she spent years at various creature effects companies in Los Angeles, puppeteering everything from aliens, a bull, a gorilla, a couple lusty sex scenes with marionettes, a martian, penguins, a pink teddy bear and more. She has been lead puppeteer/lead builder for many projects. She recently completed her directorial debut with a short marionette film, “Amaterasu”, based on a Japanese folk tale, with support from Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams. She has created her own artwork, including two marionette shows made of found objects. Christine is a past president of the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry and regularly contributes to local and national puppet publications.


Miriam Cutler, Music Composer

Miriam emerged on the women’s music scene in the 1970s as a solo artist and member of the New Miss Alice Stone Ladies Society Orchestra. She performed in 1975 for the Building Women concert that included performances by Lily Tomlin, Holly Near and other iconic feminist performers of the day. She is now one of the most sought-after composers for documentary films including most recently RBG, Dark Money, The Hunting Ground, and Love, Gilda. Miriam Cutler is passionate about scoring documentaries, among them Emmy-winning, Sundance, and Oscar-nominated films. Cutler has scored over 100 films and television programs, written songs for film and tv, created music for circus and theater projects, produced and recorded albums, and performed live in many bands and venues.