"May peace abound where ever you are found"
 ~ Timeca

 

            Timeca Marie Seretti hails from Gary, Indiana, where she always dreamed of being an actress. After a stint in the US Navy, she realized that acting was her passion.  Timeca worked on her first feature film as a stand-in for Joie Lee, in “Losing Isiah.”  In 2001, Timeca visited Austin, and fell in love with its laid back, keep Austin weird attitude, where independent filmmaking was making a bid to become the New Hollywood.  She started studying with local acting teachers, secured an agent and started booking work. Timeca’s first speaking role was in Showtime’s “Going to California.”  Since then, Timeca has booked roles in numerous commercials, print ads, short and feature films. Timeca formed Wild Child Entertainment, an entertainment company to develop and produce independent films that enlighten, encourage and enrich the lives of women. Timeca has produced and written several short films, and she is a three time award winning Independent film maker.  Her first award winning film was a short film entitled “Drama,” on the subject of childhood bullying. It was the 2010 Official Selection of the Austin Film Festival, the Reel Women SXSW Showcase, The Arizona Black Film Showcase, the Montreal International Black Film Festival, the San Antonio Film Festival, the Texandance Film Festival, and the BAM (Black Arts Movement) Festival and is a part of the PBS and Austin Film Festivals' series "On Story."  As a star in “Drama,” Timeca took home the award for Best Actress, and Drama took home the prize of Best Short at the Texandance film fest.  “Drama,” also won the audience award at the Reel Women SXSW Showcase. In 2014 Timeca adapted the short story "The Gift" into a script. The Gift was written by her brother Curtis L. Crisler and published in "Beautiful Freakazoids."  And it won the audience award at the 2014 Gary International Black FiIm Festival. Also that year at the Austin Film Festival Timeca along with several other female filmmakers were inspired to create Dames in Film. They were all very passionate about bringing compelling womens stories to the forefront of film and television. “The Closet"  is Timeca’s directorial debut as a filmmaker, and it is Dames in Film’s first short film production. The Closet has won several awards on the film festival circuit. It recently won Best narrative short at the 2016 Capital City Black FIlm Festival, the 2016 Gary International Black film festival, the Alamo City Film Festival. And won Honorable mention at the Global Shorts Festival. And Is a semi-finalist in the Miami Shorts Film Festival. Timeca is currently writing several projects to be produced for the screen and stage, and she is performing in projects as a vocalist, theatre and film actress.

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