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;
GiGi Raines has worked in the film industry for 15 years wearing many hats. She played Tom Hanks and Catherine Keener’s daughter in the Oscar nominated film CAPTAIN PHILLIPS. Sadly the family scenes didn't make the final cut -- and the business side of film started to make sense. She learned to navigate the ever-evolving industry of film and and found success by taking the road a little less traveled, which lead her to working on the major studio productions THE JUDGE, UNFINISHED BUSINESS, THE FORGER, AMERICAN HUSTLE in various capacities, and creating genuine connections with the people around her. She has produced and acted in sketches garnering over 25 million views through social media platforms. She has studied acting with industry's top instructors Lesly Kahn, Risa Bramon-Garcia, The Groundlings, Second City, and earned a double major in both Film and French with a minor in Theatre from UNC Wilmington. She also studied in Dijon, France where she worked for the documentary film company ABB Reportages. While not on set she spends her time writing, creating new projects, and honing her skills as a producer with Sara Elizabeth and Life Out Loud Films, who she met working on the film LAKE EFFECTS starring Jane Seymour.