Los Angeles, California | Series


Sarah Hawkins

2 Campaigns | California, United States

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OR DIE TRYING, like its creators, is comprised of creative females living and working in Los Angeles, in varying aspects of the entertainment industry. Your support of our series directly fuels our goal to develop, produce, and share our universal truth that dreams are worth fighting for.

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Mission Statement

Set out to progress the narrative of women in film not only on-screen, but also through physical production, OR DIE TRYING has committed to hiring a team that is no less than 85% female.

The Story



OR DIE TRYING, a series about women in film, by women in film, is currently in post-production for season one. Like its creators, OR DIE TRYING is comprised of creative women living and working in Los Angeles, in varying aspects of the entertainment industry. They have set out to progress the narrative of women in film not only on-screen, but also through physical production by committing to hire a team that is no less than 85% female. OR DIE TRYING successfully crowdfunded production costs for season one on Seed&Spark, and has been featured as IndieWire’s Project of the Week, in addition to being covered by Busted Buggy Entertainment, Owner's Magazine, netTVnow, The Dirty Filmmaker, and Style Maniac.




OR DIE TRYING is a testament to the countless women in film. We, the creators, are active women in the film industry not just on screen, but in our real lives as well. We don't "ask for permission," we fight for our dreams daily. The struggles that we have faced as millennials in Hollywood have inspired us to create a story that is raw, real, and relatable for all of the young women who come out to California with a dream of making it in LA.

OR DIE TRYING represents all of the resilient women who are judged not only by their talent, but also by their age, race, gender, "look," and social following. We represent the women who hustle for what they want, because they don't believe in a plan b. We represent the women who collaborate and create, hoping to build something bigger than themselves.


This one is for the artists, the fighters, and the dreamers.


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Editing Services

Costs $3,000

This is to help alleviate some of the production costs of our ODT partner, Hot Pixel Inc who is currently editing OR DIE TRYING Season 1.

Sound Mix

Costs $500

ADR work, and final mix of OR DIE TRYING Season 1.

Original Score

Costs $500

Our composer and music supervisor has been coordinating and creating an original score, complied of many emerging artists male & female.

Distribution Deliverables

Costs $1,000

To prepare & deliver the correct file types for distributors.

About This Team

We are a producing team of badass women in film! Along with the characters we portray in the series, we are each in various aspects of the entertainment industry. 


Myah Hollis

Writer & Executive Producer / "Raegan Thomas"

Myah Hollis is the showrunner and executive producer of OR DIE TRYING. In addition to OR DIE TRYING, Hollis has written a feature, a novel and is currently developing a television pilot.  Hollis also works with Film Independent to produce the LA Film Fest and Spirit Awards. www.HolliBaker.com


Sarah Hawkins

Executive Producer / "Ellie Hansen"

Sarah Hawkins is an actor and the producer of OR DIE TRYING. She is currently developing a TV series and producing a short film.  Hawkins is an active community member in women in film circles, and managed the inaugural year of Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival. She works for Busted Buggy Entertainment, an independent female-driven production company. www.SarahMarieHawkins.com


Jenny Austin

Co-Producer / "Amelia Tinsley"

Jenny Austin is an actress and film critic journalist. Recent interviews include Will Ferrell, Kate Hudson, Mark Wahlberg, Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney for CBS and FOX. www.JennyAustin.net


Chelsea London Lloyd

Co-Producer / "Bailey Rosenberg"

Chelsea London Lloyd is an actress who stars on Defy Media/Verizon's new series Clevver Now. Recent credits include Adult Swim, a commercial for the film "Joy" and the billboard campaign for WAG. www.ChelseaLondonLloyd.com


Current Team