Reality MM Studios
Known for producing highly-acclaimed films and series that elevate and challenge audiences across the world, Reality MM Studios continues to push the boundaries of Filipino entertainment through its brand of story-driven content.
The company was founded in 2003 by veteran movie producer Ronald “Dondon” Monteverde and award-winning film director Erik Matti, two key names in the Philippine entertainment industry.
Ronald “Dondon” Monteverde is one of the most distinguished film producers in the Philippines.
For over three decades, he has been serving on the board of directors for Regal Entertainment, the oldest and largest production company in the country.
In 2003, Dondon co-founded Reality Entertainment, Inc. – now known as Reality MM Studios – with the vision of setting new standards for Filipino films in its narrative, production and technological aspects.
He is also the co-founder of production outfit Don8, working with renowned Korean director and music producer Song Byeong-Joon.
Monteverde is also the President of several media companies: visual effects studio Mothership; OTT streaming service Upstream; lights and video equipment rental company LightShop; and talent management group Virtual Playground Co.
Erik Matti’s prolific career has seen him take on many hats not only as a writer and director, but also as an actor, acting coach and producer.
In 2003, he co- founded Reality Entertainment, under whose banner his most critically-acclaimed works such as “On The Job”, “Honor Thy Father”, “Seklusyon”, “BuyBust” and “The Entity” have been produced and screened internationally from Pucheon to Toronto, Fribourg, Sitges to Tokyo, Neuchatel, Udine and Cannes, to name a few.
In 2019, he directed the Philippine episode of the HBO Asia series, “Food Lore”, which won him Best Director at the 2020 Content Asia Awards.
His film, “On The Job: The Missing 8”, premiered in the main competition of the Venice International Film Festival in 2021, and bagged the Volpi Cup for Best Actor.
He received a nomination for Best Director for “On The Job” at the 2022 Content Asia Awards.
Matti’s love and passion for film extends beyond his own work. As an outspoken defender of Philippine Cinema, his involvement in the film community, as well as his personal brand of activism have pushed for positive changes in the Philippine film industry.
Joey De Guzman
Born in the Philippines and raised in New Zealand, Joey De Guzman returned to the Philippines to rediscover his cultural roots and chase his filmmaking dreams.
After finishing his Master’s Degree in Design from Auckland University of Technology and gaining work experience, De Guzman came back to the Philippines in 2016 and joined Reality MM Studios.
Under Reality MM Studios, De Guzman has directed commercials, music videos, TV series, and feature films.
His most recent work, Day Zero, premiered at the 2022 Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland.
Dean Marcial is an international filmmaker making waves in New York and Manila.
His award-winning films have screened all over the globe, including in prestigious festivals such as the TIFF, SXDW, Sitges, Fantastic Fest, Tribeca, Sundance, and many others.
His shorts are Vimeo Staff Picks and Short of the Week selections, and have been featured on VICE, CNN, And Filmmaker Magazine.
Marcial is currently working on the script of a crime-thriller, which he describes as a “spiritual reimagining” of the Lino Brocka film “Jaguar”. He is also due to leave for Busan to shoot with an all-Korean crew for 10 months for a fantasy romance.
Siege Ledesma is a writer and director. She worked in the call center industry for nine years before pursuing her passion and joining the entertainment industry.
She wrote scripts for digital ads, co-wrote feature films and television series.
Ledesma is best known for her film “Shift” (2013), which won Best Picture at the 2014 Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan. “Shift” was also chosen as the closing film at the 2014 Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy.
Kerwin Go is a director, cinematographer, cameraman, and writer.
His script for “Eskrimadors: A Filipino Martial Arts Documentary” earned him a Gawad Urian nomination in 2010 for Best Documentary.
Go made his directorial debut in 2017 via his full-length film “Mina-Anud”, which received the Singapore Film Financing Forum 2019 Basecamp Color Prize.
Go also worked on the aviation and travel show “Asian Air Safari”, where he served as writer, cameraman, and director. Other notable works include cinematography for “Melodrama Negra” (Audience Choice Award – Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2012), “Tuhog” (2013) and “Dear Other Self” (2017).
He is also a freelance director for TV commercials.
Kip Oebanda’s personal experiences played a large part in his award-winning work, “Liway”, one of the highest-grossing films at Cinemalaya in 2018.
“Liway” is a true-to-life story about Oebanda’s mother, Cecilia, with a nom de guerre “Kumander Liway”, a then member of the New People’s Army (NPA) during Martial Law. The film also tells the story of Oebanda as a boy growing up in a prison cell in Bacolod.
Oebanda is currently working on an episode for the Reality MM Studios Production “Rabid”, and a full-length film, an adaptation of the Korean horror box office hit “Haunted Asylum”.