Classically trained as an actor and dancer, her experiences has led primarily to filmmaking. First working as a teenager in a Young People's Programming for PBS on bullying and dating violence. Tijuana has worked in Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, Vancouver and now Toronto, which led Ms. Layne working with Penelope Ann Miller in The Mary Kay Letourneau Story.
In 2004, Ms. Layne founded her own film production company Three Eagles Productions. Ms. Layne is acting, producing and writing works of social significance. Through her production company, she has written 14 screenplays. 4 of which have been feature films.
Ms. Layne has also directed 6 films:
Feature films include:
Swimming in Vanilla Dreams
set in 2051 a story of racism in the future
a provocative raw account of a mixed black heritage woman's struggle to overcome a psychological and emotionally abusive relationship
a story of biracial woman caught between grief, love and the brutality of the padding:10px;">human trafficking trade; now in pre-production
Through all these stories, Tijuana tells the experiences of biracial women through film. Her unique vision and way of telling the story brings a fresh perspective to these women's lives.
3 films from Three Eagles Productions that have been picked up for distribution in United States and Canada:
In the Name of Love
an erotic story of a woman's sexual journey through S/M and intimacy
a story of a woman dealing with sex addiction
Weight of Tradition
a social commentary on society through dance, and the contrast between freedom and confinement
Other films from Three Eagles Productions:
Feast of Souls
which is on domestic violence and how dance can heal the soul
the story of 2 damaged people, a soldier coming back from Afghanistan with PTSD and a prostitute
is the teaser for the feature Swimming in Vanilla Dreams
a film about the battle between good and evil and faith
The Mute Swan
set in 1930's eastern Europe is a story of a young Roma woman's journey to freedom
Tijuana's strengths as an actor and writer is to bring to the forefront powerful, personal stories of importance to the human spirit. Her passion is to create daring films of scope and vision that are both entertaining and thought provoking, driven by a female voice.