I help Indie Filmmakers confidently and strategically navigate through the business of film by taking the guess work out of the process so you can focus on the creative vision and make your film a reality in a fraction of the time. I share proven tools, married with inspiration, motivation and personal stories.
When I started this process over 20 years ago, I hadn't gone to film school and over the years I've learned how to pitch complete strangers, rally communities in support, and most importantly make films that look much higher quality than their budgets.
Each of our films has been valued at 2- 3x the actual cost, all have had Award Winning Talent and all secured International Distribution.
I'd love to join you on your filmmaking journey & help bring your vision to life!
Contains 3 Modules:
Sara Elizabeth established Life Out Loud Films in 2008 to create quality, inspiring impact films that champion women. Her films have been seen in theatres, HBO, The Hallmark Channel, Starz, Showtime and internationally. She has worked with talented actors like Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn, Chris Cooper, Josh Lucas and Mackenzie Foy and writers like NY Times Best Selling Author David Baldacci. Most recently, she field-produced the Emmy nominated HBO docu series McMillions for Mark Wahlberg’s company which premiered at Sundance 2020 and she is in development on several feature films and series. She also works as a consultant for both films and filmmakers and has produced national campaigns for companies like Meyer Natural Foods & Laura's Lean. Sara Elizabeth believes she has a responsibility through film to spark conversations, that inspire action, that ignites change.
"Amazing. My brain is still buzzing. Really helps us see some (Marketing/Distribution) possibilities we hadn't thought of...plus feel we're on the right track with others. Sara, thank you so much. You're a treasure. "
"Sara Elizabeth Timmins workshops, masterminds and the collaborative community she’s created are incredible! I can’t recommend them highly enough. Sara Elizabeth is candid, supportive, a wealth of practical information and she goes above and beyond to clarify and explain issues. Her mentorship and advice are inspirational and her enthusiasm is contagious. Sara’s classes have given me the confidence and clear understanding of what’s possible to produce high production, quality projects within reasonable budgets and lifted the veil for me in areas that I didn’t understand. "
"These classes have taught me the complexities of producing independent films and there were so many great ideas that I personally had never thought of. Sara Elizabeth has been a vitally integral part of my education in the entertainment/film business and her tutelage helps me avoid so many mistakes and pitfalls that I could easily fall into. 5 classes and COUNTING. Thank you Ms. Timmins. "
"Sara Elizabeth's commitment to supporting the film community is unparalleled and her classes highlighted major gaps in my knowledge which I was able to rectify to move forwards in my projects. My pitching (both written materials and verbal) have improved significantly and I can approach potential partners with renewed confidence."
(VALUE $600+ each)
Each series includes:
Hours of Video
Workbooks & Handouts
Unlimited Lifetime Access
A la Carte Courses:
- RAISING MONEY & ATTRACTING INVESTORS
- KEEPING THE QUALITY HIGH & THE BUDGET LOW
- UNDERSTANDING DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING
SAVE $82 as a series vs. A La Carte
The package Includes:
12+ hours of Video
35+ Workbooks/Additional Materials
Over $2,500 in Contract Templates
Unlimited Lifetime Access
Includes all 3 course modules:
- Raising money & Attracting Investors
- Keeping the Quality High & The Budget Low
- Understanding Distribution & Marketing
A fabulous look at making an indie film from start to finish!
The package includes:
1:1 Support with Sara Elizabeth
100 Pages in Investor documents
9 Tab Financial Projections Sheet
The Series: Raising Money & Attracting Investors
Limited Packages Available
Everything you need to start pitching investors! No need to spend months trying to figure out how to do it all.
We work with you to craft your business plan & waterfall and then prep all the docs for you so you're ready to start pitching & collecting money.
We will keep you updated on future classes, FREE resources, new & opportunities~