Since 1995 Metal Dragon has been providing
a variety of creative services for independent film and music
productions - ranging from music videos for independent electronic
musicians, to slide and video installations for clubs, live
events and festivals.
M.D.'s visual and thematic material draws from a wide range
of sources, having worked in the graphic arts in China, Korea,
Japan, Australia, Siberia, North America, Canada, The Middle
East, The Caribbean and most of Europe. M.D. films and videos
generally allow the rich cultural mix and diversity of these
backgrounds to speak for themselves, with little stylization
except for simple colour enhancement and looping for more
minimal electronic work.
Between 2000 and 2003, based on the variety of footage gathered
( much of it from the Far East ), Metal Dragon developed a
futuristic thriller based on the traditional Chinese stories
of the Monkey King – The ‘White
Monkey’ Trilogy. Since developing these scripts
M.D. has returned to more experimental but narrative based
short digital films and has screened these works, in addition
to music videos, in festivals like Darklight, Digital Film
Festival, in Ireland, and Irish programmes in venues like
Anthology Film Archives in New York, and institutes like the
Contemporary Arts Centre in St.Petersburg.
In addition to film and video work, M.D.'s personal work
since 2003 culminates in 'The Seventh Earth' project, which
is a more conceptual ongoing website based project: http://www.theseventhearth.com
Metal Dragon Music is a new branch of M.D. activity which
will begin by releasing previously unreleased original film
soundtrack work produced by Metal Dragon throughout the 90’s.
The label will then act as a platform for future releases
of compilation soundtracks for experimental M.D. films