EXCLUSIVE: Actor-filmmaker Cheryl Nichols (Doula) has signed with Stride Management.

Nichols not too long ago directed the comedy Doula, produced by Chris Pine’s firm Barry Linen Motion Pictures, which Universal Pictures will launch throughout digital and VOD platforms on June 28. Her third function starring Troian Bellisario, Arron Shiver and Will Greenberg centres on Deb (Bellisario) and Silvio (Arron Shiver), who after months of courting, expect their first youngster. When their aged midwife Penka passes away all of a sudden, Silvio makes the hasty determination to rent her son, Sascha (Greenberg), as their live-in doula. Deb is bewildered, as Silvio didn’t seek the advice of her earlier than hiring. But earlier than lengthy, the 2 develop nearer, and when the being pregnant nears its conclusion, Silvio feels just like the odd man out. His continued efforts to exert management over the being pregnant result in a blow-up combat by which he forces Deb to decide on between him and Sascha.

Nichols additionally not too long ago exec produced Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us, a four-part docuseries inspecting the epidemic of grooming in U.S. excessive colleges. The present produced by Vox and The Front will premiere on Freeform later this summer time.

The Texas native beforehand co-wrote, shot and directed the 2019 ensemble function The Living Worst, which premiered on the New Ohio Theatre Film Festival and picked up Best Ensemble on the DTLA Film Festival. She made her function directorial debut with the 2017 Slamdance title Cortez, which collected honours for cinematography on the Ashland Independent Film Festival and Best New Mexican Feature on the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, in addition to the Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature on the Atlanta Film Festival.

Nichols beforehand produced and starred within the 2015 indie My Good Man’s Gone, which premiered on the Vancouver Film Festival, and continues to be represented by UTA.

Managers Mike Nilon and Matt Shelton based Stride Management in 2018. The firm’s consumer checklist additionally contains Oscar winner Nicolas Cage, Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley, Billy Baldwin, Julie Benz, Karen Fukuhara, Emmy nominee Shannon Purser (Stranger Things), Y’lan Noel (Insecure), Candice Patton (The Flash), Meagan Tandy (Batwoman), Kate Siegel (The Haunting of Hill House), Vanessa Morgan (Riverdale), Yasmine Al-Bustami (NCIS: Hawaii), Nick Creegan (Batwoman), Joe Chrest (Stranger Things), Julian Dennison (Godzilla vs. Kong), Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians), Caroline Arapoglou (Outer Banks) and Christopher Meyer (The Sex Lives of College Girls), amongst others.