DAVID SECTER (MovieSecter.net) is an award-winning multimedia writer/producer/director, currently developing an original webcast/newsletter BoomTime.CO, offering daily deals and dish for baby-boomers and beyond. His latest picture Take The Flame! Gay Games: Grace, Grit & Glory, a documentary on the history of The Gay Games and founder, Olympian Dr. Tom Waddell, narrated by Greg Louganis, has screened at major festivals, in theaters, on television worldwide and is now on DVD via TLA Video. Secter is adapting Waddell’s story as a narrative feature: An All American Family. He produced numerous arts specials, like Paciﬁc Passions, shot at the Festival of Paciﬁc Arts in New Caledonia, and BURN, a two-year account of the Burning Man Arts Festival, licensed to the Discovery Channel in Europe. His latest narrative movie is CyberDorm, an offbeat campus comedy about the current webcast phenomenon. Secter began his ﬁlm career with Love With The Proper Guppy, a satirical short sold to The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. His debut feature Winter Kept Us Warm was the ﬁrst English Canadian narrative selected for The Cannes Film Festival, won awards in Amsterdam and Montreal, and is on DVD from TLA Video. His next movie The Offering was nominated for a Canadian Film Award as Best Picture of the Year, screened on national network television, and released theatrically by Columbia Pictures, who also distributed his family featurette The Harrowing Tale of the Haunted Lighthouse.
In New York City Secter founded Total Impact, a co-op media company active in a wide range of ﬁlm, theater and television productions. He wrote, produced and directed the innovative comedy Feelin’ Up (aka Getting Together), released theatrically by Troma and on video by Vestron, which remains a cult favorite. His television credits include music specials starring Eartha Kitt and Talking Heads, travel series like The Pocono Show, numerous comedies, arts programs, documentaries and commercials, such as The Guinness World Records Hall, selected National Clio Award Finalist as the Year's Best Entertainment Production. During ten years as CEO and Artistic Director of EnterMedia, a Manhattan arts center, Secter produced and presented Obie Award-winning plays, music, dance and other events in a historic 1100 seat playhouse and several smaller theaters. One landmark project was American Mavericks, the ﬁrst touring festival of US independent movies. EnterMedia launched such long-running Broadway musical hits as The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Among additional theater credits, Secter wrote the book and lyrics and produced the celebrated Off-Broadway musical Get Thee To Canterbury.
Now bicoastal, David is the subject of The Best of Secter & The Rest of Secter, a doc feature by nephew Joel Secter (BestOfSecter.com), seen on Sundance Channel and CBC networks, and selected as Best Documentary at Canada’s Whistler Film Festival. An interview with David is included in Matthew Hays’s book The View From Here and his biography appears in various editions of Who's Who in Media, Who's Who in Entertainment and Who's Who in America.