Sara Elizabeth Timmins is a savvy businessperson and producer whose gift for relationship and community building sets her movies apart. In 2008, she established Life Out Loud Films to balance business and art to create quality, inspiring, impactful films and champion women. Her tenacity and drive first made an impression with the success of LAKE EFFECTS (starring Jane Seymour), on the Hallmark Channel and she co-produced/line-produced the feature COMING THROUGH THE RYE with Chris Cooper playing legendary J.D Salinger, WISH YOU WELL, based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci (starring Ellen Burstyn, Josh Lucas and Mackenzie Foy). She is currently in development on several films including SHOELESS WONDERS, an inspirational sports drama inspired by real events and is field producing a docu series for Mark Wahlberg’s company, for HBO. She also works as a consultant for both films and filmmakers and has produced national commercial campaigns for companies like Meyer Natural Foods & Laura’s Lean.
Before starting her own company, Sara Elizabeth spent 8 years as a freelance producer in LA after the production team of TATTERED ANGEL (Lynda Carter) witnessed her strong leadership skills and talent to think creatively and outside the box and offered her her first job behind the camera...as a Producer. Sara Elizabeth believes she has a responsibility through film to spark conversations, that spark action, that spark change and remains dedicated to encouraging the work of talented writers and championing female leaders behind the camera while providing strong female roles on camera.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Xavier University and relocated to Los Angeles to follow her passion before making Southwest Virginia and then Atlanta her home. She also worked as a motivational speaker professionally for 10 years.
Associations: Member of Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SAG, both PGA & DGA eligible, National Association of Professional Women, and Alliance of Woman in media, Virginia Production Alliance
Honors: Inductee First Lady's Commonwealth of Opportunity Hall of Fame 2011 for impact in Economic Development through filmmaking in Virginia; Winner of Regional Advocate Award 2011: Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce; Nominee Roanoke Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Small business Award 2011; Qualified Independent Producer for NBCUniversal/IFTA
SARA ELIZABETH TIMMINS
Carly York is studying Advertising and Branding at Savannah College of Art and Design. Her interest in the film industry pairs well with her focus in Art Direction. She just completed her study abroad at SCAD Hong Kong. This provided her with experiential learnings from the Asian Culture helping to broaden her conceptualization.
Emma Cross studied film production at Virginia Tech and was the 2012 recipient of Life Out Loud's Scott Winters Future Filmmakers Fund scholarship. Emma specializes in marketing design but enjoys all aspects of the film industry. Emma also toured the world as a professional Irish Dancer in Lord of the Dance and performed along side Michael Flatley in his 2015 Broadway debut.