Michael D. Sellers grew up as an “Army Brat” living in various cities in the U.S. and abroad. He was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Delaware in 1975, where he was a Rhodes Scholarship and Danforth Fellowship finalist. He went on to New York University Graduate Film School, then spent 10 years serving as an operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. His work as a CIA officer specializing in Soviet operations has been cited in non-fiction books that include The Main Enemy by Milt Beardon and James Risen; Inside the CIA and Moscow Station by Ron Kessler, and The Spy Who Got Away by David Wise. He was awarded the Intelligence Commendation Medal in December 1989. He returned to private life in 1990 and since then has worked as a writer, film-maker, and film distribution executive. His films have been selected for more than 100 film festivals and have won multiple awards. (For selected trailers and a complete filmography click here.) In 2012 Sellers wrote John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, a non-fiction account of the 100 year journey of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars from story to screen which achieved Amazon Best Seller status in its category. Sellers has several books, non-fiction and fiction, in the pipeline for release in 2013.
Michael Sellers is married to Lorena Llevado Sellers and has four grown children, Patrick, Pilar, Kaitlyn, and Michelle.