LIGHTMASTERS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE YA STEAMPUNK-FANTASY WURKS OF D. A. METROV
“Our mission is to bring greater awareness to the Beauty of our World.”
Founded in 1995 by author, painter, and award-winning filmmaker, D. A. Metrov, Lightmasters Arts & Entertainment is dedicated to creating art—film, literature, and paintings—that raise awareness of the beauty in our world. We believe that heightened awareness of beauty leads to a greater appreciation of our environment. Greater appreciation of our environment inspires more action to preserve and protect it. More positive action leads to less destruction, less waste, less toxicity, less disease, less expense, the sum of which results in GREATER PEACE, HEALTH, & PROSPERITY FOR ALL.
D. A. Metrov attended UCLA film school then moved to New York City where he worked for ten years as an illustrator, graphic designer, and fine arts painter. Early on, he became a member of world-renowned Push Pin Studios, joining the only group of graphic artists to ever exhibit in the Paris, Louvre. Taking sabbatical in Rome, Italy, Metrov studied the oil painting techniques of Renaissance Masters. Returning to New York, he became a sought-after portrait artist for New York celebrities such as Margaux Hemmingway and Ben Vereen. His fine art paintings now reside in prominent collections worldwide. Metrov returned to film when he collaborated on several projects with Abel Ferrara, one of New York’s preeminent underground filmmakers.
Inspired by the early works of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, Metrov wrote SOLARBABIES, a futuristic, action-adventure movie for young adults. He partnered with Mark Johnson (who went on to win the Academy Award for RAIN MAN), and sold the project to Mel Brooks (Academy Award winner of THE PRODUCERS). SOLARBABIES is still in distribution by MGM.
Some of Metrov's writing mentors have been Menno Meyjes (Academy Award nominee for THE COLOR PURPLE), Walon Green (acclaimed writer of THE WILD BUNCH), and Bruce Joel Rubin (Academy Award winning writer of GHOST). Metrov's first agent was Jack Rapke, head of the Motion Picture Department of the Creative Artists Agency, now producer for Robert Zemeckis (Academy Award winning director of FORREST GUMP).
Metrov has authored numerous screenplays and novels. He has written, produced, and directed two feature films, DARK SPIRAL and LITTLE EDEN, as well as several short films, including award-winning, EPHEMORA. His novels, among them the FALCON LORD series, THE TERRIBLE QUEST OF THADDEUS PENNYBROOK'S KNEE-HIGH STEAMBOTS, ANATOMY OF A WEREWOLF, and MACHINE OF GOD, can be purchased on Amazon.com and Smashwords. At the same time, he has managed to continue producing fine art paintings and prints.
Metrov has multiple novel, graphic novel, and motion picture projects in development, most currently, the GODDESS films, comprised of the short and feature-length versions of an allegorical story that pays homage to Planet Earth. Metrov has been represented by top literary agents in both Los Angeles and New York City.
D. A. Metrov currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with his wife Maureen O’Brien, a Doctor of Pharmacy, and one fearless, rodent-hunting feline named after the River Ganges.
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