DAVID SECTER is an award-winning multimedia writer/producer/director, currently developing Cookin' Class, a webcast hosted by Executive Chef Patrick Montana, and will soon announce a new documentary feature project. His latest picture Take The Flame! Gay Games: Grace, Grit & Glory, a documentary narrated by Greg Louganis, screened at major festivals, in theaters, on television worldwide and now on DVD via TLA Video. Secter produced numerous arts specials like Paciﬁc Passions shot at the Festival of Paciﬁc Arts in New Caledonia and BURN about the Burning Man Arts Festival, seen on Discovery. His latest narrative movie is CyberDorm, an offbeat campus comedy about webcasting's early days.
Secter's debut film Winter Kept Us Warm was the ﬁrst English Canadian feature 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 media company where he wrote, produced and directed the comedy Feelin’ Up (aka Getting Together), released in theaters by Troma. Television credits include music specials starring Eartha Kitt and Talking Heads, travel series like The Pocono Show, and commercials, such as The Guinness World Records Hall, selected National Clio Award Finalist as the Year's Best Entertainment Production. For 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. Secter also wrote the book, lyrics and produced the musical Get Thee To Canterbury.
Now based in California, Secter is preparing the launch of COOKIN' CLASS and his new doc.