SARA ELIZABETH TIMMINS
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 (Jane Seymour), on the Hallmark Channel and she co-produced/line-produced the feature COMING THROUGH THE RYE with Chris Cooper as legendary J.D Salinger, WISH YOU WELL, based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci (Ellen Burstyn, Josh Lucas and Mackenzie Foy). She is currently in development on several films and field produced McMillions for Mark Wahlberg’s company and HBO premiering at Sundance 2020. 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 inspire action, that ignite 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: Qualified Independent Producer for NBCUniversal/IFTAInductee 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;
Bri Kaisen started her career as a Graphic Designer curating beautifully designed flyers, brochures, and handouts. After graduating from James Madison University, she became a Web Designer and Developer. Now, she’s a filmmaker, screenwriter, and website developer. She’s a jack of all trades when it comes to business branding and marketing. Every website has a story to tell and Kaisen loves helping a brand tell their story. Bri Kaisen has been a professional Web Designer & Developer for the past 5 years with a focus on user experience. She has designed and developed large e-commerce sites for Google, Uber, Cisco, PwC, and Verizon.
Bri is an award winning screenwriter and filmmaker and is currently pursuing her MFA in Screenwriting from Hollins University. When she’s not writing, she loves working on production sets in various capacities.
She received her BS in Digital Media and Cinema from James Madison University. Kaisen aspires to write for a comedic television show one day or direct her own writings.
Valerie Creasy is studying English Language and Literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She wants to be an author and has always been passionate about storytelling. She is interested in screen writing and possibly even directing one day. Although she doesn’t have a lot of experience with filmmaking, she is passionate about movies and ready to learn. Valerie is a photographer. In her free time, she primarily focuses on street photography and has recently discovered a love for film photography. She has her own photography business called VCreasyCam, where she gets paid to take headshots, senior portraits, prom photos, family pictures, etc. She has also written many short stories and has published some in her university magazine. Along with this, she has completed some short film scripts that she has yet to bring to the big screen!