About the Filmmaker

Beverly Seckinger grew up in Laramie, Wyoming, and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1981.

An independent producer based in Tucson, Seckinger is also a Professor in the School of Theatre, Film & Television and former Interim Director (2008-2010) and Associate Director (2004-2008) of the School of Media Arts. She is a founding member of the UA Committee (now Institute) for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, and since 1993 has directed the annual Lesbian Looks Film Series. She is now in the process of establishing a Center for Documentary at the University of Arizona, and is co-director of the DocScapes screening series. Seckinger received an M.F.A. in Radio-Television-Film from Temple University (1991), an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona (1987).

Seckinger is currently in post-production on Hippie Family Values, a feature-length documentary about hippie elders and their legacy in the southwest. The project is supported by an Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and a Research Fellowship from the Hanson Film Institute, in addition to funds raised through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in Spring 2015.

Seckingerís previous films have been screened on PBS, at international festivals in the US, Europe, Canada, Australia and Latin America.

Seckinger recently completed a two-year term heading the Web Operations team for New Day Films, the leading filmmaker-owned distribution company for social issue documentaries, and formerly served as Head of Promotions (2010-12). She is also a longtime member and former officer and board member of the University Film & Video Association.

Seckinger is also a musician, who plays bass and guitar in the Tucson-based Wayback Machine.

Beverly Seckinger Boondocks April 2008