The three days since I got back from the Bahamas have gone by in a blur, and I apologize for not blogging on Wednesday and Thursday. I’ve just been going nonstop from 5:30 AM each day……but it’s Friday now and one thing I will try to really always do is put out a Friday end-of-week […]
Last stop on our trip to the Bahamas was to screen Eye of the Dolphin for the townspeople of Smith’s Point — the tiny town that is featured in the film. We set it up outdoors just outside the town hall and almos everyone in the town was there. […]
by Michael Sellers
Quick notes is all I have time for…..we’re off an running in fifteen minutes:
Yesterday was another long and fruitful day. We did crew interviews all morning and are finding some good local crew — more than were available the first time. We feel we have found at least a half dozen […]
by Michael D. Sellers
We spent the morning at UNEXSO, re-familiarizing ourselves with the surroundings and planning out which of the areas we will be wanting to use. It was great to be back with our dolphin friends — all are doing well and the two “babies” — Bryland and Salvatore — have grown up […]
by Michael D. Sellers
A long and very productive day yesterday — and now a huge one looming today so I’ll have to jam through this pretty quickly.
We spent three hours at UNEXSO and were able to nail down a number of location issues. A major one concerns the need this time […]
by Michael D. Sellers
Susan Johnson and I arrived last night and we’re off and running this morning to Smith’s Point, UNEXSO, other locations, as well as looking for crew accomodation, meeting some boat owners and marine suppliers. I will provide a more substantive update later at the end of the day. In the meantime […]
It’s another Friday already — sometimes it’s very hard to believe that another week has gone flashing by. It’s frightening how fast it goes — particularly when you’re trying to get projects like WeEarth.com and Way of the Dolphin up on their feet. Here’s the update as of Friday morning, 7 March.
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by Michael D. Sellers
It’s with a great deal of pleasure and relief that I’m able to announce that effective February 18, Susan Johnson has rejoined the MovieBank and Quantum team and is now fully in charge of the prep and development for Way of the Dolphin. Susan produced Eye […]
Just saw this. Boatwright is a very influential Christian critic. His newsletter goes out to over 13 million readers. He gives Eye of the Dolphin highest honors in the “for teen girls” category of his rankings — not even qualifying it as an “indie” film not produced by the studios.
By Phil Boatwright / […]
From Michael SellersLions Gate will be releasing Eye of the Dolphin on DVD in the UK in June…..here is their artwork which just came in. As we have discussed at various times, Adrian Dunbar who plays Hawk is quite a star in the UK and should help the sales there. In Ireland and Northern Ireland […]
by Michael D. SellersToday’s Hollywood Reporter which provides an overview of indie films in theatrical release in 2007 and provides some context for Eye of the Dolphin and other films that did not originate with the major studios. This is very interesting material for the likes of MovieBank and Quantum Entertainment. A cautionary note […]
monterey media Press Releasemonterey media presents Eye of the Dolphin, an Award Winning film by Michael D. Sellers starring Carly Schroeder, Adrian Dunbar, Katharine Ross, and George Harris, a MovieBank Studios Quantum Entertainment Production.Hitting stores and rental outlets today is Eye of the Dolphin, a heartwarming family film about a girl whose friendship with a […]
by Michael D. SellersA number of you have been asking how the WGA strike is affecting us at Moviebank and Quantum Entertainment. At present, the main effect is that we are at a point in the development of the Way of the Dolphin screenplay where I would normally have brought in Wendell Morris (who co-wrote […]
by Michael D. SellersThe Times Square Eye of the Dolphin Jumbo-tron is up. Here are some pictures of it. This is a 15 second spot that will be playing for the entire month of December. It plays right over FAIO Schwartz in the heart of times square.
by Michael D. SellersEye of the Dolphin’s modest trek through the theaters is just about over and we have managed to keep alive for 15 weeks, a first for MovieBank and Quantum Entertainment. Yesterday I received notice that the Marion Theater in Ocala, Florida is asking to have the film back for an encore performance. […]
By Michael D. SellersAs we near the street date for Eye of the Dolphin, illegal downloads of the film are popping up here and there on various BitTorrent sites. If any of you come across any of these, please send me the link at email@example.com. So far we have had two in the last couple […]
By Michael D. SellersI hesitated to put this up because it’s a bit arcane and frankly I wouldn’t have put as much time into it as I did had it not come up over the weekend. But on reflection I think it’s interesting enough to warrant posting about. It is something that has significance for […]
MovieBank Studios and Quantum Entertainment’s Eye of the Dolphin walked away with all the major awards at the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival in Melbourne, Florida, picking up the Audience Choice Award for Best Picture, as well as Best Cinematography for Guy Livneh and Best Actress for Carly Schroeder. Michael D. Sellers, the film’s writer […]
From Michael SellersOne of the things that has always frustrated me as a film-maker is that in the “indie” world we inhabit, it has always been necessary to “lock the picture” before beginning work on the sound, and never “unlock” it thereafter.In other words — you finish shooting the movie, then you edit the picture […]
By Michael D. SellersClick here to go to a gallery where you will be able to view many of the Eye of the Dolphin DVD elements. This includes things like the menus, the cast bios, etc. These are just coming through the approval process between us and Monterey at this point. There are still […]
by Michael D. SellersJust got back from the Freeport, Bahamas Premiere for Eye of the Dolphin. It’s been a long 24 hours without sleep since leaving LA almost exactly 24 hours ago…. but worth it. Local Film Commission chief Donna Mackey put on a great show – they did a red carpet, the works — […]
From Michael SellersMovieBank and Quantum’s Eye of the Dolphin has won the Honors Award from the National Association of Parenting Publications Awards in the fim/dvd division. This is a well established and quite prestigious award progam which will be one more “brick” in the structure we’re building for EOD’s longterm life. The NAPPA awards are […]
Following are review quotes on MovieBank and Quantum Entertainment’s film Eye of the Dolphin, written and directed by Michael D. Sellers, starring Carly Schroeder, Adrian Dunbar, George Harris, and Katharine Ross. “There’s real heart to be found in the story”. James Berardinelli, Reelviews“Family films tend to suffer from an overabundance of sentimental sap, but this delightful […]
by Michael D. SellersStill trying to grab a few minutes to post some more stuff from the Eye of the Dolphin premiere but I’m still buried. Have done about 8 radio interviews today and still a few to do. Meanwhile — here are a few photos from our in-house collection. I will eventually do a […]
by Michael D. SellersClick here to download and hear the national 30 sec radio ad for MovieBank Quantum Entertainment’s Eye of the Dolphin.Download eye_of_the_dolphin_nat_30_rev_02_081707.mp3
BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 15/PRNewswire/ — In the upcoming MovieBank/Quantum Entertainment indie film Eye of the Dolphin, set for release in theaters on 24 August, actress Carly Schroeder (Gracie) spends much of her time being pulled through crystal clear tropical waters by dolphins and she says she’ll never be the same for it. “The dolphins are […]
By Michael D. SellersAs many of you know, Eye of the Dolphin was honored with a special presentation by the Alfred Sloan Foundation at the Tribeca Film Festival, where the foundation showcased the film for its “compelling and accurate science content”. We haven’t talked too much about the science — after all, it’s a story […]
by Michael D. SellersMovieBank and Quantum Entertainment’s Eye of the Dolphin just put out a press release and it has gotten picked up by Yahoo, AOL, Forbes, and dozens of entertainment sites. It just came out on Friday afternoon (two weeks ahead of release date) and I expect to be getting additional placement reports which […]
Year of the Spy Book Trailer
Above is the Year of the Spy Book Trailer — for my upcoming non-fiction book about espionage upheavals on the streets of Moscow in 1985.
Below is a “trailer” showcasing the writing and video services I provide to clients.
Michael Sellers — Writing and Video Services
- How to help save American Democracy this election year
- What the Mueller Report Actually Says
- Remembering James Blount, an American Who “Got” the Philippines in 1901
- America the Beautiful? You Mean America the Pitiful. I Am Ashamed
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