Prepared to be freaked out! Here is the final episode of our month long SILENT TERROR series in honor of BooTube on the YOMYOMF Network. From Filipino director Erik Matti, the story shows a timid man’s mundane life, until it takes a turn when he’s awakened by a vision of the Virgin Mary.
Erik is one of the most prolific genre filmmakers working in Southeast Asia today and has just opened a full-fledged green screen studio in the Philippines, where his team can produce some pretty amazing stuff. In fact, when I originally asked Erik to be a part of SILENT TERROR, I thought he would have declined, because he was knee deep in post production hell, getting his latest film, TIKTIK: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES ready for a Halloween release in the Philippines. Check out the trailer:The film opened on Oct 17th.
Here’s Erik’s statement on the making of his SILENT TERROR short, VESUVIUS: “Short films are really about experimenting and pushing for what else is there to explore in terms of form, structure and film language. It is about challenging the filmmaker on the fresh and innovative ways of not just telling a story on a particular genre but also on using the elements of film.”
ABOUT ERIK MATTI
Director Erik Matti’s career spans more than a decade of directing TV Commercials and Movies. As one of the most sought after TV commercial directors in the country, he has garnered recognition in local and international advertising festivals such as Spikes Asia and the London Advertising Festival to name a few.
Erik Matti’s true passion is in filmmaking. Aside from having box office hits in his home country, some of his films have reached foreign shores and were screened in numerous festivals around the world including New York, Hawaii, Canada, Nantes, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Paris, Asia and the Middle East.
The upcoming horror-action-adventure film TIKTIK: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES, marks his return to Mainstream Philippine Cinema – the first green screen movie in the country. Post Production for the film is ongoing, but it has already generated buzz in the local and international market months before its release in October 2012. Aside from TIKTIK: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES, Director Erik Matti is currently working on two other full-length feature films, an adult drama (RIGODON) and a crime thriller (ON THE JOB TRAINING).