Eric Charles Matti (born December 21, 1970), professionally known as Erik Matti, is a Filipino filmmaker. He is known for directing On the Job (2013), Honor Thy Father (2015), Seklusyon (2016), BuyBust (2018), and On the Job: The Missing 8 (2021).
|Education||Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod|
|Alma mater||University of St. La Salle (withdrew)|
Early life and educationEdit
Matti hails from Bacolod. He is the sixth (and youngest) children of Enrique, an atheist and custom's agent, and Julieta, a government employee raised in a family "considered to be gangsters". Of his deceased father, Matti reminisced that he was "an intellectual and never really saw work as something to devote himself into. He was a dreamer and a debater."
Matti graduated from elementary and high school at Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod. He studied college at the University of St. La Salle initially as a biology major but eventually shifted his focus to mass communication. Despite his six years in college, he did not graduate.
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Matti is married to screenwriter Michiko Yamamoto. Politically he is an outspoken critic of Rodrigo Duterte, in part due to the Filipino president's proclamation of martial law during the Marawi crisis. As such, Matti sparked criticism for cursing at Duterte's supporters in social media.
|1999||Scorpio Nights 2||Yes||Yes|
|1999||Ekis: Walang Tatakas||Yes||Yes|
|2000||Pedro Penduko, Episode II: The Return of the Comeback||Yes||No|
|2001||Sa Huling Paghihintay||Yes||No|
|2003||Mano Po 2: My Home||Yes||No|
|2005||Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom||Yes||No|
|2012||Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles||Yes||Yes|
|2013||On the Job||Yes||Yes|
|2013||Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2||Yes||No|
|2014||ABCs of Death 2 (Segment: 'I is for Invincible')||Yes||Yes|
|2015||Honor Thy Father||Yes||No|
|2021||A Girl and A Guy||Yes||No|
|2021||On the Job: The Missing 8||Yes||No|
|2021||On The Job||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1996||22nd Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Original Story||Magic Temple
(with Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes)
|2014||30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Cinematographer of the Year||On the Job||Won|
|Movie Director of the Year||Won|
|2015||41st Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Director||Honor Thy Father||Won|||
|Best Original Story (with Michiko Yamamoto)||Nominated|
|2016||42nd Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Director||Seklusyon||Won|||
|2020||ContentAsia Awards||Best Director||Food Lore
(episode: 'Island of Dreams')
|2022||50th International Emmy Awards||Best TV Movie or Miniseries||On the Job||Nominated|
- @ErikMatti (December 21, 2017). "It's my birthday today! So I deserve not to take a bath. #december21 #47not50" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Starring Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson and co-produced by Matti's Reality Entertainment with Star Cinema, "On the Job" is among the 21 films announced on Tuesday as part of the festival’s prestigious Directors Fortnight section. ("Erik Matti's 'On the Job' joins Cannes filmfest Directors Fortnight section". InterAksyon.com. April 23, 2013. Archived from the original on April 27, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013.)
- Information about Reality Entertainment on its official Facebook
- Pastor, Christina. "Erik Matti on PHL corruption: 'The country is like one big Sopranos clan'". GMA News. Archived from the original on July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
- ABS-CBN News (October 4, 2018). "After 'Darna' exit, Erik Matti has message for Liza Soberano". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Corporation. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
- Sallan, Edwin P. (July 3, 2017). "Buy Bust, Ang Larawan, Palanca winner among scripts snubbed by MMFF". Interaksyon. TV5. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- Serato, Arniel (May 29, 2017). "Erik Matti slams critics after cursing at Duterte supporters; gets an ally in Jim Paredes". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
- Metro Manila Film Festival at IMDb
- Smith, Chuck. "Winners: 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival awards night". Philippine Star. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- "Erik Matti Food Lore Best Director". Esquire Philippines. September 1, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.