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;
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.
Andrea Rivera just graduated from the University of Colorado Denver. She successfully obtained her bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business. She has a passion for creating content and digital marketing. She enjoys learning about new aspects of this industry and looks forward to expanding her knowledge. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and indulging in new cuisines.
Alex Dablah is a junior at Bard College in New York, where he is majoring in Film Production and Human Rights. Alex is an inspiring film producer who wants to produce films that make an impact. He is determined to give that same contentment he receives from experiencing great films back to the world, through his entrepreneurial vision in the business, production, and creative aspects of the film industry. In his free time, Alex enjoys playing basketball, volunteering, working out, and reading books.
Hielly Cruz is a recent graduate from Colorado Mesa University. She acquired her degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing. As a woman going into business, she strives to become her own boss one day while traveling the world and experiencing different cultures. She looks forward to exploring the film industry and expanding her horizons.