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!
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.
(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
Includes all 3 Series:
- Raising money & Attracting Investors
- Keeping the Quality High & The Budget Low
- Understanding Distribution & Marketing
The package Includes:
12+ hours of Video
35+ Workbooks/Additional Materials
Over $2,500 in Contract Templates
Unlimited Lifetime Access
A fabulous look at making an indie film from start to finish!
Details in Links
THE PITCH SERIES -Aug 25- Sept. 29th
A series of courses designed to deep dive into pitching. With courses and practice sessions you can mix & match.
THE CONSCIOUS FILMMAKING SERIES- Wait List
4 part series- Where Awareness meets Filmmaking
Work with Sara Elizabeth 1:1. From concept through distribution, she provides consultations in all aspects of film. The most popular is strategic planning (finding investors, making film on a budget, how to start, etc.)
Consulting can be one session or purchased in packages for ongoing support & guidance.
Are you feeling stuck trying to create your film & Investor Decks?
I'm going to take you "behind the scenes" for a SNEAK PEEK at real Decks that have attracted over $15M in film funding! You will gain insight so you can craft your own with knowledge, understanding, and confidence.
Are you overwhelmed with the idea of figuring out how to fund your film and how to identify potential investors?
I get it, I've been there too. But take it from me: you can’t let overwhelm stop you from taking the steps to make your film happen! I am going to help you identify your first 100 investor leads and if you're motivated, we may even double that.
We are committed and here to support you on your filmmaking journey and you can find tips, tricks and answers to some top filmmaker questions for FREE via these short videos.
From protecting yourself as an artist and how to get started, to what investors are looking for and finding a distributor, we've got you covered.
A space for community, inspiration and education. It started as a one time Happy Hour in March 2020 to share community and hope in isolation and it is now monthly with guests from all facets of the industry sharing insight, wisdom and resources.
"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."
We will keep you updated on future classes, our FREE monthly Virtual Power Hour, FREE resources, news & opportunities~