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Antony Sellers
Writer / Director 
: 91 Silchester Park, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
01 2801309 (Mobile: 087 2570794)
Currently based in Dublin, working on several feature film projects, also writing and lecturing
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Antony Sellers is a Writer/Director with extensive credits in television, film, and promotions.
In 1955 his father had commissioned as an independent sponsored production, Ireland’s first long running drama serial, The Kennedys of Castleross, which ran twice weekly on Radio Éireann/RTÉ Radio for 20 years.

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin (founding editor of Piranha magazine which has published for 32 years since), and an award winning student filmmaker in Dublin, Antony researched the feature film Land of Celtic Ghosts (1979) for Viacom, was professionally trained at Granada Television in Manchester, creating the original trailer launch of Brideshead Revisited (1981), collaborating on trailing The Jewel in the Crown (1984), and receiving special presentation of his work by BAFTA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles (1984), Shaw’s Corner (1988) the drama he directed for The Arts Channel broadcast in over 20 countries, while his drama documentary James Joyce’s Dublin (1989) similarly screened widely.

He was a Finalist for the Prix Jeunesse International 1996 with RTÉ’s The Grip (1994-96), while TX (1996-97) was an International Selection for INPUT 98.
A graduate of the 1997 Moonstone International Filmmakers’ and Screenwriters’ Labs in Renvyle Ireland, he was nominated for the Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award 1999 with Fairytale of New York (film project, development supported by the Irish Film Board).

He lectures on film, was Chairperson of Galway Film Fleadh from 2001 to 2006 (having previously been Programme Director), and his publications include Abbas Kiarostami in conversation with Antony Sellers (2002), and Arthur Shields and the politics of Jean Renoir’s The River (2009).

He is currently writing a book on Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, The Gaze of Antonioni (2009-present). His current film projects are Flatbread and Water, with which he was selected for the 2004 Moonstone International Screenwriters' Lab in Loire Valley France, and Food Chain, which he is developing with the support of the Irish Film Board (2006-present).

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Antony Sellers - Related News Items
- 10 Jun 2005 Paul Schrader Screenwriting Masterclass For Fleadh
- 12 Jul 2004 Winners of the 2004 Galway Film Fleadh
- 05 Apr 2004 Irish Writers Selected for Moonstone Lab
- 15 Jul 1998 Galway Film Fleadh 10th Birthday
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