Michael D. Sellers began producing films in 1990, with the Filipino film Umiyak Pati Langit (Even the Heavens Cry). He produced two more Filipino films — Class of ’91, and Anak Ng Dagat (Son of the Sea). In 1992 he co-produced Rage with Menachem Golan, and then in 1993 line produced Fortunes of War starring Martin Sheen, Michael Ironside, and Haing Ngorr.
His first film as writer/producer was Goodbye America (1997)
Michael’s next film, also filmed in the Philippines, was Legacy starring David Hasselhoff and Rod Steiger, based on a screenplay by James Grady, the author of Three Days of the Condor.
Michael’s first film as director was Vlad (2002), starring Billy Zane, Brad Dourif, and Francesco Quinn as Vlad Drakul. Vlad won multiple Best Picture awards at various horror festivals, and Best Director at the Fort Myers Film Festival.
In 2005 Michael wrote and produced Karla, a true crime film based on Canadian couple Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo. Karla was an official selection at a dozen film festivals and was released theatrically in the US and Canada.
In 2006, Michael wrote and directed Eye of the Dolphin starring Jane Lynch, Carly Schroeder, and Katharine Ross. An official selection in 30 film festivals, Eye of the Dolphin won Best Picture at the International Family Film Festival, and USA Family Film Festival, and 11 other awards.
Michael followed Eye of the Dolphin with Beneath the Blue, a sequel, starring Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley and David Keith, Ivana Milicevic, and Michael Ironside. Beneath the Blue is based on true events in the Bahamas in 2000.