So every night since arriving in The Virgin Islands, I have sent my nieces a video from what they call Aunt Hollywood’s zoo. It started because I was seeing so many cool animals and it now has become their nightly routine. Recently when I sent a video of my “pet” iguana, Isabella exclaimed “wow he blends in!” My thought in response- that is for survival. Then, it hit me. That is his animal instincts, but isn’t it ours as well? Society gives us an idea of what normal is and that shapes what the average person tends to conform to in order to fit in, blend in and survive. Clothing, behavior, expression, beliefs, even how we should rebel to fit in, etc. It is in our nature. We are just like an iguana but are we here to survive or to thrive? I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent too many younger years blending in…How are you going to stand out in 2021?
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.