Erik Matti - updates

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Erik Matti among directors for HBO Asia special series on food

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The director is one of 8 directors in 'Food Lore'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Erik Matti to make movie about Regal Films producer Mother Lily Monteverde

Aug 04, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Erik Matti and producer Dondon Monteverde will work on the movie based on the life of the movie producer

Erik Matti says Nadine Lustre is his pick to replace Liza Soberano as Darna

Apr 11, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Nadine is a fan favorite for the role of the iconic superhero

NADINE LUSTRE. The actress is favored by many – from netizens to director Erik Matti – to become the next Darna. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Angel Locsin on Liza Soberano leaving 'Darna': 'Nag-alala ako sa kanya'

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:20 PM

'Kung mayroon man sigurong tao na makakaintindi sa pinagdaraanan niya ngayon, ako iyon,' says Angel Locsin

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Dennis Trillo shares experience working with Erik Matti in 'On The Job 2'

Dec 20, 2018 - 6:30 AM

The actor says his character in the film will be 'dark'

An 'On The Job 2' is in the works

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:58 PM

The sequel to the highly-acclaimed 2013 action film 'On The Job' is expecting a June 2019 release

Jerrold Tarog takes over as 'Darna' director

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Director Erik Matti has exited the project, citing 'creative differences' with the film outfit

NEW DIRECTOR. Jerrold Tarog is set to direct 'Darna.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Erik Matti out as 'Darna' director

Oct 04, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Star Cinema says the company and the director have mutually decided to part due to creative differences

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

In memoriam: 'BuyBust' pays tribute to Marawi casualties, slain PDEA consultant

Aug 06, 2018 - 6:58 AM

Director Eric Matti says one of the movie's PDEA consultants was 'gunned down in front of his house two weeks after we finished shooting'

ACCLAIMED MOVIE. Director Erik Matti talks about who the movie 'BuyBust' is dedicated to. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'BuyBust' to kick off Cinemalaya 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Viewers can watch the Anne Curtis starrer for free at the festival's opening event

BUYBUST. Anne Curtis stars in the film as a rookie narcotics officer. File photo from the 'BuyBust' press conference by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Erik Matti on 'BuyBust': 'I wanted to be very objective'

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The director also gives updates on 'Darna' and 'OTJ'

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When and where you can watch 'BuyBust' abroad

Jul 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Anne Curtis shares screening dates for viewers in South Korea, Canada, and the United States

BUYBUST. The film gets screenings in the US, South Korea, and Canada. Screenshot from

WATCH: Anne Curtis plays a drug enforcement agent in 'Buy Bust'

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Anne stars with Brandon Vera in the movie directed by Erik Matti

WATCH: Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera behind the scenes of 'BuyBust'

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:45 PM

See Anne and Brandon training for the action-packed scenes in Erik Matti's 'BuyBust'

'Darna' a coming-of-age film for Liza Soberano, says Erik Matti

Jul 05, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Director Erik Matti says the new Darna film will have a unique approach He also clarifies they have yet to finalize the other cast members

Erik Matti to MMFF: Change your selection criteria

Jul 04, 2017 - 12:34 AM

The director says he has no problem with a film festival for commercial purposes but it should drop the pretense of artistic excellence or any cultural criteria

Liza Soberano is the new Darna

May 30, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Liza replaces Angel Locsin who bowed out of the project due to health reasons

18 PH films to screen at New York's MoMA

May 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Movies by Lav Diaz Brillante Mendoza Erik Matti and more will be part of a Museum of Modern Art feature on Filipino films

'MA' ROSA.' Brillante Mendoza's film is one of the movies to be screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Screengrab from Facebook/marosafilm

HOOQ confirms second ‘On The Job’ film

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The film is now scheduled for release this year with a 5 part mini series continuing the movie s events

Angel Locsin won't be playing 'Darna'

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:14 PM

Star Cinema s Malou Santos confirms that Angel will no longer play the role due to health reasons

‘Seklusyon’ Review: Unsubtle provocation

Jan 01, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Erik Matti hatches a world that is seductively ominous writes Oggs Cruz

MMFF 2016: Erik Matti wins Best Director for 'Seklusyon'

Dec 29, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Seklusyon also wins several awards

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

MMFF 2016: In Erik Matti's 'Seklusyon,' terror comes for you – slowly

Dec 21, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Erik Matti s real horror movie features creaking religious icons 2 newcomers to the scene and an amazing 9 year old with Best Actress potential

'SEKLUSYON.' Erik Matti's 'Seklusyon' is his first MMFF entry since 2015's 'Honor Thy Father.' Screengrab from Facebook/mmffofficial

Piolo Pascual, Dingdong Dantes to star in new Erik Matti film about Mamasapano clash

Dec 16, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Pintakasi looks into the events that led to the 2015 Mamasapano clash

ERIK MATTI. Erik Matti is set to direct a film about the Mamasapano clash, titled 'Pintakasi.' Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

WATCH: The very first 'On The Job: The Series' trailer is here!

Dec 09, 2016 - 1:49 AM

There s so much to see in the almost 4 minute long teaser for On The Job: The Series

'TULUNGAN MO AKO.' A journalist named Pam (Bela Padilla) finds herself in over her head and begs an unseen person for help to do the right thing in a new teaser for 'On The Job: The Series.' Screengrab from YouTube/HOOQ

[WATCH] MMFF 2016: 'Seklusyon' trailer released

Nov 25, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Check out the creepy trailer for Erik Matti s MMFF 2016 entry

'SEKLUSYON.' Rhed Bustamante stars in Erik Matti's MMFF 2016 entry, 'Seklusyon.' Screengrab from Facebook/mmffofficial

Erik Matti defends indie films, MMFF 2016 lineup

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The Honor Thy Father director asks his followers to stop insulting indie films and to give them a chance this Metro Manila Film Festival 2016

ERIK MATTI. The film director whose movie 'Honor Thy Father' was the subject of controversy during the MMFF 2015, defends the independent films in the festival's 2016 lineup. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

[IN PHOTOS] 'On The Job: The Series': Who's playing who?

Nov 08, 2016 - 10:06 PM

In On The Job: The Series we ll dive back into a shadowy world filled with uncertainty and deceit Meet the actors playing the politicians journalists policemen and more you ll soon be seeing on HOOQ

All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'On The Job: The Series': Star-studded cast unveiled!

Nov 08, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Leo Martinez will return to the 6 part On The Job miniseries Christopher de Leon Bela Padilla Teroy Guzman and more are all set to star

All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

New 'On the Job' mini-series: 10 things we know so far

Jul 06, 2016 - 7:03 PM

What s it all about? What or who s coming back? What about that Rayver scene in OTJ ? We learn some tidbits about the upcoming OTJ mini series straight from Erik Matti the director behind the 2013 crime thriller

Photo courtesy of Reality Entertainment

Erik Matti welcomes MMFF 2016 changes

Jun 29, 2016 - 7:33 PM

It s in favor of the industry It s in favor of the festival the filmmaker says

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

'On the Job' to get mini-series on Hooq

Jun 03, 2016 - 8:02 PM

A six part mini series based on Erik Matti s 2013 crime thriller is set to stream on Hooq

Photo from Facebook/OnTheJobMovieUS

'Honor Thy Father' producers to MMFF committee: Tell the truth

Jan 02, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Producers Dondon Montiverde and John Lloyd Cruz respond to the MMFF s allegations that they did not disclose the film s participation in the Hawaii International Film Festival

Duterte on DQ cases, Boko Haram attacks, MMFF 2015 | 12PM wRap

Dec 29, 2015 - 12:09 PM

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'Honor Thy Father' producer: No due process from MMFF

Dec 29, 2015 - 9:11 AM

It s a question of timing producer Dondon Monteverde says after Honor Thy Father was disqualified from the MMFF s Best Picture category

SC on Poe’s DQ, PH volcanoes, Honor Thy Father | 6PM wRap

Dec 28, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Dan Fernandez seeks House probe into 'Honor Thy Father' controversy

Dec 28, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Laguna Representative Dan Fernandez also shares how John Lloyd Cruz took the disqualification

'HONOR THY FATHER.' Producer Dondon Monteverde, actor and congressman Dan Fernandez, and lawyer Agnes Maranan file a resolution to investigate the disqualification of the film in the Best Picture category of the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

Director Dan Villegas weighs in on 'Honor Thy Father' controversy

Dec 28, 2015 - 11:37 AM

The Walang Forever director says he feels the sentiments of director Erik Matti

'Honor Thy Father' receives thunderous applause as it wins 5 awards at 2015 MMFF awards

Dec 28, 2015 - 9:56 AM

Artists and producers air their sentiments on the film s Best Picture disqualification issue

'Honor Thy Father' director Erik Matti no-show at MMFF 2015 Awards Night

Dec 28, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Demand for better films Demand for more choices in the cinemas Kaya pa natin baguhin to Hindi ako titigil kung hindi kayo titigil Matti says through a representative

ERIK MATTI. The director wins Best Director for his movie 'Honor Thy Father' at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2015.

DGPI condemns disqualification of 'Honor Thy Father' in MMFF 2015 category

Dec 27, 2015 - 9:21 PM

The Directors Guild of the Philippines demands fair play and transparency from the Metro Manila Film Festival

HONOR THY FATHER. The Directors Guild of the Philippines condemns the MMFF executive committee's decision to disqualify the film from the Best Picture category. Screengrab from YouTube/TIFF Trailers

‘Honor Thy Father’ review: Honoring its audience

Dec 27, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz says John Lloyd Cruz delivers a stirring performance in this marvellously engineered film

MMFF 2015 clarifies 'Honor Thy Father' disqualification

Dec 27, 2015 - 2:09 PM

UPDATED The MMFF says that Honor Thy Father s October 27 non disclosure of the film s inclusion in another festival is the reason behind the disqualification

DISQUALIFIED. 'Honor Thy Father,' an entry in the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival starring John Lloyd Cruz, is disqualified from the Best Picture category of the awards. Photo courtesy of Reality Entertainment

'Honor Thy Father' disqualified from MMFF 2015 Awards Best Picture category

Dec 26, 2015 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED Producer Dondon Monteverde releases a statement about the disqualification

'HONOR THY FATHER.' The Metro Manila Film Festival movie is disqualified form the Best Picture category in the festival's awards. In the photo, John Lloyd Cruz stands with director Erik Matti and producer Dondon Monteverde. Photo courtesy of Reality Entertainment

MMFF 2015: 5 things to know about 'Honor Thy Father'

Dec 24, 2015 - 12:01 PM

John Lloyd Cruz stars in the movie directed by Erik Matti

Top industry professionals share tips with aspiring filmmakers

Jun 15, 2015 - 3:46 PM

The Reality Film Lab a non profit filmmaking workshop opens its doors to aspiring film practitioners

Top industry professionals to teach filmmaking

Jun 09, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Announcement: The Reality Film Lab TRFL is a one month intensive workshop that serves as a practical training ground for aspiring filmmakers

[MMFF 2014] 'Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2' Review: Wicked fun

Dec 28, 2014 - 4:09 PM

Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 is wicked and wily entertainment writes movie reviewer Oggs Cruz

Lovi Poe says she's moved on after issue with director Erik Matti

Dec 09, 2014 - 4:49 PM

‘I wish him all the best this Christmas ’ Lovi says

Angel Locsin to return as ‘Darna’ in new movie

Jun 27, 2014 - 3:29 PM

The actress previously played the superhero character created by Mars Ravelo in 2005