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Erik Matti will be directing an episode in season 2 of ‘Folklore’

Erik Matti will be directing an episode in season 2 of ‘Folklore’

FOLKORE. Erik Matti is set to direct an episode for HBO Asia's 'Folklore.'

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The 'BuyBust' and 'On the Job' director is set to helm the Philippine episode for season 2 of the horror anthology series

Director Erik Matti is set to direct an episode of HBO Asia’s original horror anthology series Folklore for its second season in 2021.

WarnerMedia said that Matti will direct the Philippine episode, alongside episodes based on stories from Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Folklore, a horror anthology, features both Asian homegrown stories and storytellers.

Joining Matti are directors Sittisiri Mongkolsiri (Thailand), Shih-Han Liao (Taiwan), Billy Christian (Indonesia), Nicole Midori Woodford (Singapore), Bradley Liew (Malaysia), and pop singer-songwriter, Seiko Matsuda (Japan).

Magdalene Ew, Head of Entertainment for WarnerMedia India, Southeast Asia, and Korea, said that they’re looking forward to the upcoming episodes following the success of the first season of the horror anthology.

Folklore season 2 will feature a mix of established and up-and-coming auteurs, each with distinct sensibilities, including two female directors from the region,” she said.

Matti is no stranger to the horror genre. His films include 2019’s Kuwaresma starring Sharon Cuneta and Seklusyon in 2016 starring Ronnie Alonte. – Rappler.com