Michael Sellers


Michael Sellers graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Delaware, where he was a Rhodes Scholarship and Danforth Fellowship finalist. He went on to New York University Graduate Film School and Hollywood, where he his film career was interrupted by an opportunity to serve undercover as an operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. He spent the next 10 years with CIA in Eastern Europe, Africa, Moscow, and the Philippines, where he was awarded the Intelligence Commendation Medal for his service during a violent coup attempt against the government of Corazon Aquino in December 1989. In  1990 he resumed his creative career, and from 1990 to 2003 he produced a dozen independent feature film. From 2003 to 2010 he directed four feature films including the award winning Vlad (2003) and Eye of the Dolphin (2007).  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.)   Since 2011 Sellers has turned his attention to non-fiction books, including the best selling John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, and upcoming Year of the Spy.  He is currently working on a documentary film on the life of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is writing and developing non-fiction books and documentary films. Sellers is an associate at John Brown and Associates, a criminal defense investigation and mitigation firm in Los Angeles.   He is married to Lorena Llevado Sellers and has four grown children, Patrick, Pilar, Kaitlyn, and Michelle, and two grandchildren, Mason and Quinn.

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