Beverly Seckinger grew up in Laramie, Wyoming, and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1981.
An independent producer based in Tucson, Arizona, she is also a Professor in the School of Theatre, Film & Television at the University of Arizona, where she teaches courses in media production, documentary studies, and LGBT Studies.
Seckinger is also a founding member of the university's Institute (formerly Committee) for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, and since 1993 has served as director of the annual Lesbian Looks Film & Video Series. Before joining the UA faculty in 1991, she worked as a freelance producer in Philadelphia, and spent four years in Morocco, first as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and later as a literacy researcher.
Seckinger's previous films include Mommie Queerest, a comic short about mother/daughter conflicts over gender socialization; Bottoms Up and Alice Unplugged, experimental satires on lesbian life in the 90's, both co-directed with Joyan Saunders; Planet in My Pocket, a critique of consumer multiculturalism; and Letter From Morocco, a personal documentary about neo-colonial relations.
Her work has been screened at international festivals in the US, Europe, Canada, Australia and Latin America. Seckinger was the recipient of a Media Arts Fellowship for 2002 from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
She is currently in production on Hippie Family Values, a feature-length documentary that explores the historical and contemporary hippie counterculture of 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.
Seckinger is also a musician, who plays bass and guitar in the Tucson-based Wayback Machine.