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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tweet Scoop: Erik Matti Calls Out MMFF on 'Scam'


Images courtesy of Twitter: ErikMatti

48 comments:

  1. Talupan ang corrupt sa movie industry. Matagal na hanash to ni direk pero la ata pumapansin

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    1. Here's the bottom line: It is--and has always been--the viewers' choice. Always.

      When filmmakers allow their work to be viewed in cinemas, they shouldn't expect everybody to watch it. It doesn't matter if it is a commercial film or otherwise, pinalabas mo na yan eh, it is beyond your control what the public will wants to do with your "product." Regardless of how much marketing efforts you put in to get your product out there, the public will decide what to do with it. It's simply part of he territory.

      So, why do they act so surprised and outraged every time; and protest on social media about the box office outcomes? They even take it further by disparaging the "unsophisticated audience" who chose to not watch their films, as well as those who produced the higher-grossing films.

      Obviously, their level of disappointment is so high because they expect too much. I get it that they think their film is the best, but again, if the public's choice is to watch simple and shallow plots then that's it. It couldn't be more simple than that.

      By and large, movies are deemed entertainment by majority of the Filipino people, and a bonding experience by members of a family unit especially during Christmastime. Parents do not require highfalutin themes or plots, to enjoy a couple of hours with their children laughing inside the movie house. There is a specific audience who appreciate art films, and one cannot impose on the majority to "appreciate" something they simply do not choose. It doesn't mean that he film is bad, it's just not their cup of tea.

      Lastly, I think it is very important that they tone down the aggressive protestations and learn to respect the viewing public's choice. A lot are turned-off by these social media outbursts, because there is also a tinge of hypocrisy in it. They can slice it and dice it however they want, but in the end all they want is to take a big piece of the box office pie--it's still all about money for them in the end. #theheartofthematter

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    2. 2:15 That makes sense. Kahit mahaba ang comment mo, binasa ko, partida pa na I'm indifferent about the MMFF social media wars.

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    3. Agree 2:15. The critics of MMFF and of commercial Philippine cinema in general, realize that it's a business, BUT they like to dance around the issue when it comes to the issue of how box office returns come into play, when they impose their philosophies on the majority.

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    4. Niche market kasi ang Indie or you ng mga deep ang themes kaya dapat talaga expect nila na hindi kikita ng marami. Kung hindi kumikita papalitan ng theater owners/operators ng movie na pipilahan para hindi malugi yung sinehan. And yes, turned off rin ako sa mga kuda ng mga intelectual kuno na mga anak ng sining. Tanggapin na nila hindi lahat gusto yung mga Indie at hindi lahat ng Indie maganda at pwede sa mga bata.

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    5. Agree ako kay 2.15. kinaiinis ko lang ren yung pagka high n mighty ng mga kontra sa commercial movies. Bat kelangan pa bastosin mga me gusto manood ke Vice at Bossing? Las yer pati si Mother Lily binastos. Ano yon kapag ininsulto mo ba yung tao at tinawag mong bobo at basura taste, akala mo ba gugustohin nun manood ng pelikula mo? Natural Hinde! -OFW

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    6. Kung meron pruweba si direk sa bintang niya e di idemanda niya para imbestigahan yan at matanggal ang dapat matanggal.

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    7. Baka naman gusto nila ma refund yung submission fee dahil hindi sila napili. Or baka alala nila kapag nagbayad kukunin na sila agad. Parang lagay lang ganon.

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  2. and *PRO kita* uy kinalimutan. HAHAHA

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    1. You're actually right.
      Ang daming hanash ni Matti pero in the end, pera pera Lang rin naman yan sa kanya.

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  3. Ang daming satsat ni direk samantalang nung sila sila lang naka pasok sa mmff last year wala namn satsat ang mga direktor na sobra sobrang naapektuhan

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    1. Kasi nga fair ang labanan last year, walang politika. The committee last year was true to their word of selecting only finished films, and with artistry as the main criterion. E ngayon, sobra ang politika. Hindi pa tapos yung pelikula, nakapasok na.

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    2. 1:23 may proof ka na pulitika itong ngayong MMFF at last year ay hindi?

      By the way, kumita ba yung MMFF last year? Lol.

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    3. @10:47 The proof is in the pudding. At ano ang kinalaman ng kita? Film festival yan, showcase ng magagandang pelikula supposedly. Hindi palakihan ng kita. Yang utak mo nilason na ng politika at corruption. Wag kami, we want growth. Huwag kayong mandamay sa kagustuhan niyong forever na lang kayong mangmang sa sining ng peilkula.

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    4. Agree with you 11:06. But you really can't blame them kasi marami talaga na ang pagkakaintindi eh paramihan ng kinita. But it's not. I hope people will get to realize one day na people like Eric Matti actually cares so much for the craft and the viewing public. Na they get to realize how much time and effort it takes to make a quality movie from the script, to the execution, the camera angles, editing, soundtrack - lahat yan. It takes a lot of dedication and respect for the viewing public to come up with a quality film. Because it is always easy to just use a time and tested formula na wala na masyadong effort. Basta alam mo lang na papanuorin. Kasi clearly, pera lang na iuuwi mo ang iniisip mo. Really selfish motives.

      Compare that sa wala ka nga masyado kinita at alam mong wala, pero you still pour in a lot to come up with that movie kasi naniniwala ka na the audience kahit isa lang sha or sampu sila, na that movie could change their lives, could affect the way they think. Na may lasting effect sa buhay nila. May kamulatan. Yung viewers ang iniisip hindi yung take home pay.

      Lastly, hindi din naman sana issue sa mmmff kung sana palitan na lang nila yung criteria for judging nila. Gawin na lang nilang 100% earnings. Because it is what it is. Tanggalin na yung artistry sa equation, dahil at the end of the day, profit lang yan lahat which only a few would benefit from.

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    5. Kasi dapat itigil na nila Matti & co. yung pang aalipusta sa producers ng commercial/formula films kapag napipikon sila na konti ang ROI ng movies nila. Tinatago pa kunwari sa "quality" movie argument, pero ang totoo kadalasan ayaw manood ng mas nakakaraming tao sa movies nila.

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  4. Anti corrupt pala eh bakit pati selection kinoquestion niyo? Hello committee? Aminin din na habol din ng indie film makers like you na kumita right?

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    1. No. Ang habol nila ay quality films.

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    2. Korek ang plastic ng matandang direktor na yan. kala mo naman napakaganda ngpelikula e nuknukan ng pangit ang Seklusyon last year

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  5. So kapag d ka kasali Corrupt pero kapag kasali ka silent mode lang ang peg mo

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    1. May point naman si direk eh, kung alam na nila yung papasok bakit pa sila nagimbita?

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    2. 5:30 may point din si 12:28. Parang sa boksing lang yan, pag natalo, daya daw.

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    3. Ano bang proof meron ka at si Direk Matti na sobrang sigurado kayo na "alam na ng committe" kung sino ang ipapasok? E di idemanda ninyo para maimbestigahan yan.

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  6. ay hala...o ayan ha? yung mga kumukuda na "para sa mga bata ang Pasko" or "Pasko yun, gusto ng mga tao sumaya"

    Ayan na malinaw nang hindi yung paborito nyong comedians at LTs ang pinuputok ng buchi nila.

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  7. Daming pinaglalaban ni Direk

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    1. Ganun talaga pag may pagmamahal ka sa art mo.

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    2. Pag mahal mo pinaglalaban mo.

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    3. Passionate lang po siya sa paniwala niya na Filipinos deserve better things.

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    4. Or maybe bitter lang sya, which I understand.

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  8. Kasali film nya darna d.pde d 3 entry ng star cinema my lagayan tlga jan

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  9. Sad to say, walang kwentang yung entry ni Direk last year na Seklusyon. Masasabi kong nag aksaya ako ng pera sa movie. Mas bet ko pa nga yung OTJ niya eh, mganda ang plot, maganda casting, di lang talaga bumenta.. Pero masasabi kong kalidad..

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    1. actually. mas basura pa ang seklusyon last year. ang OA umarte ng cast at walang kasense sense ang pelikula

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    2. Too much naman to say "walang kwenta" I liked Seklusyon.

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    3. Boring yung Seklusyon pati cinematography ng Saving Sally. Pangit din Kabisera. Sa Die Beautiful lang talaga ako naaliw.

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  10. HUH? I AM NOT PRO-INDIE? tama ba? so ayaw nya sa indie movies? whyyyy?

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    1. Comprehension pls. Facepalm.

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    2. tsk tsk tsk...

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    3. jusko hirap mo umintindi baks

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    4. @ 2:28 LOL! basahin mo uli @1:51. jusko!

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  11. wow 30k per film? ginagawang negosyo talaga ah

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  12. Syempre hindi mawawala ang satsat ni Erik Matti tuwing mmff. Ano pa nga ba? Daming kuda porket lumakas ang backing niya. Kasama siya sa bulok na systema. Hilig manuro

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  13. Try kaya nila na walang MMFF ng mga 3 years. Kakapagod ka na Erik Matti, mag boxing na lang kayo. Mag Hollywood and Korean movies muna for December . wohoooooo. Kundi Everwing tournament.

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    1. Natawa ako sa Everwing!

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  14. Hindi ko alam kung bakit sobra ang pagdemonize kay Matti. Marami man siyang posts na rude o offensive sa mga tao, eh itong sinasabi niya hindi lang para sa sarili niya kung hindi para sa masa. He wants to put a stop to the dumbing down of the masses. So what kung magbenefit ang mga direktor na tulad niya, kung sila ang nagpoproduce ng films na may pakialam sa quality. Ang nakikita ko lang na hindi magbebenefit dito eh yung mga hindi namn talaga dapat magbenefir in tge first place, which is yung mga corrupt na nanggagatas diyan sa MMFF. Besides, kung ipinagpatuloy nila yung ginawa nila next year at hayaan nilang magreadjust ang mga tao sa film industry eh susubukan nilang itaas ng kalidad ng gawa nila para mapasama sa lineup, and at the same time eh hulihin ang kiliti ng mga tao. Yung mga tulad ni Vic Sotto sa sobrang tagal na nila sa industriya at sa dami na nilang kinita, hindi sila matitibag ng agbago ng MMFF, kailanagan lang nilang suportahan ang pagbabago hindi yung sila pa ang nangunguna sa pag push ng idea na ayaw ng mga pilipino ang maayos na pelikula.

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  15. Isa pa tong direktor na to, daming hanash

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  16. May point si Matti. Ok lang naman kung gusto nila na puro commercial movies ang mmff pero wag na nga lang nilang sabihin na for cultural advancement chuchu ang purpose. Parang lokohan lang. Kung alam ng ibang movies na wala pala silang chance eh di sana hindi na sila magsubmit ng entry lalo na may cost pala na involved just to submit.

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    1. May point ka. Pwede baguhin ang mission and objectives ng MMFF. If it's for raising funds for whatever their beneficiaries are, be it.

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  17. Ay bet ko yun wala munang MMFF, Korean Movies muna in December. hahaha. D naman sa kinain na ko ng KDrama. pero i've seen some Kmovies, dekalidad talaga kaya lagi may invites sa Cannes kahit for screening lang.

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