Erik Matti

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Erik Matti
Erik Matti 10-20-14 (cropped).jpg
Matti on October 20, 2014
Born 1970 (age 47–48)
Occupation Director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1995–present

Erik Charles Matti (born 1970) is a Filipino filmmaker. He rose to prominence when his 1996 film Magic Temple became a box office success, winning numerous awards including "Best Screenplay" (shared with Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes) at the 1996 Metro Manila Film Festival. He became one of the Philippines' lead directors after the critical success of his later films On the Job and Honor Thy Father, which earned him nominations for Best Director in the Gawad Urian Awards and Film Academy of the Philippines Awards, winning the latter.[1]

Matti also co-founded (and co-owns) Reality Entertainment, a film production company, with Lily Monteverde's son Dondon.[2][3]



First Assistant Director[edit]

  • Gangland (1998)

Second Assistant Director[edit]

  • Baby Love (1998)


  • The Arrival (2010)
  • Binibining K (2006)
  • Pa-Siyam (2004)
  • Gagamboy (2004)
  • Scorpio Nights 2 (1999)
  • Magic Kingdom (Alamat ng Damortis) (1997)


  • Yanggaw (2008)
  • Gagamboy (2004)
  • Scorpio Nights 2 (1999)
  • Magic Hut (1997)


  • On the Job (2013) (co-producer)
  • Rigodon (2012) (co-producer)
  • Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2012) (co-producer)
  • Rounin (2007 TV series)
  • Pa-siyam (2004)
  • Banyo Queen (2001)
  • Cat Hairs (2001)


Year Award Category Work Result
1996 22nd Metro Manila Film Festival Best Original Story (with Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes) Magic Temple[4] Won
Best Screenplay (with Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes) Won
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[5] Won
Best Original Story (with Michiko Yamamoto) Nominated
2016 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival Best Director Seklusyon[6] Won


  1. ^ "Erik Matti - Awards". Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  2. ^ 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". April 23, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013. )
  3. ^ Information about Reality Entertainment on its official Facebook
  4. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1996". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  5. ^ Smith, Chuck. "Winners: 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival awards night". Philippine Star. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2016 Gabi ng Parangal". Rappler. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 

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