A graduate of San Francisco State Universities Asian American Studies Department, Matthew Abaya is a writer, director and visual effects artist whose work has been seen in award winning music videos and short films. His first feature length motion picture “Vampariah” (2016) is based on his short film “Bampinay” (2003) which uses cultural influences and the horror/sci-fi genera as a vehicle to discuss race and identity. He taught Digital Arts class for at risk high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Golden Stake best feature film for Vampariah
Die After Now
2017 International Vampire Film And Arts Festival
Transylvania, Romania
2017
Best Feature and Best Producing
Vampariah
International Film Festival Hong Kong
Hong Kong
2017
Best Feature Film, Best Producer for Vamapriah
Die After Now
2017 International Film Festival Hong Kong Best Feature Film
Hong Kong
2017
Best Visual Effects for Vampariah
Die After Now
2017 Disorient Film Festival
Eugene, Oregon
2017
Best Feature and Best Visual Effects for Vampariah
Die After Now
2016 Urban Action Film Festival: Angels of Action Competition
New York City
2016
Best Visual Effects
Vampariah
LA Asian Pacific film festival 2016
Los Angeles
2016
Golden Stake Award (Best Feature)
Vampariah
Vampire International Film and Arts Festival
Sighisoara
Best Visual Effects
Vampariah
Disorient Asian American Film Festival
Eugene, Oregon
Best Feature - Angels of Action Competition and Best Visual Effects
Vampariah
New York Urban Action Film Festival
New York City
Best Local Feature
Vampariah
Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
San Francisco
Nickname
HazMadt
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Filipino/Hapa/EurAsian
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Taurus