Matthew Abaya

PMS Thru Art’s official promo video was directed and shot by Matthew Abaya.

An award-winning filmmaker, Matthew Abaya’s talents include writing, as well as a visual effects animation in touch with the latest technological innovation. He incorporates elements of horror and science fiction in his films as a means to communicate relevant social issues to the masses. Matthew focuses on themes relating to ethnic, social and immigrant minority groups, often borrowing archetypes from Asian folklore. His short films have been screened at the San Francisco and LA Asian American Film Festivals as well as the Hawaiian International Film Festival. He earned an Independent Vision Award from FA/Cine and UFAAFRA, a DIY Music video award at the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival and a Nomination for an aMedia AMMY for best short film. He currently teaches a digital multimedia and filmmaking class for youth in the East Palo Alto area while working on the feature-length version of his short film “Bampinay” titled “Vampariah”.


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