Timeca M. Seretti
Christina Romero, Leslie Langee, Monique Straw, Melanie Rene
Monique Straw, Richard Renteria, Melanie Rene
Born in Gary, Indiana, Timeca always dreamed of being an actress. After a stint in the US Navy, she realized that acting was her passion.
Timeca got her first taste of the theatre, when her mother played the role of Ruth Younger in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play “A Raisin in the Sun”. Timeca attended Indiana University as a theatre major, where she showcased her versatility in roles like the little boy Alex in The Velveteen Rabbit, Stella in Light Up the Sky, The Nurse in Medea and the princess in The Princess and the Pea. Timeca worked on her first feature film as a stand-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 role was in Showtime’s “Going to California.” Since then, Timeca has had 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. She has produced and written several shorts films, including 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. As a star in “Drama,” Timeca took home the award for Best Actress at the Texandance Film Festival, and Drama took home the prize of Best Short at the Texandance film fest. “Drama,” also won the audience award for the Reel Women SXSW Showcase. Timeca produced a pilot titled “Vinyl” that she co-created with filmmaker, Raymond J. Schlogel. At Austin Film Festival in 2014, inspired to bring compelling women stories to the forefront of film and television, Timeca was inspired to bring together phenomenal ladies to make it happen, and Dames in Film was born. “The Closet” short film is Timeca’s directorial debut as a filmmaker, and it is Dames in Film’s first short film production. 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.