Mamat Khalid

Mamat Khalid

Mamat Khalid is a Malaysian screenwriter and film director of Malay descent. He is the younger brother of cartoonist Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid, better known as Lat.[1] Before venturing into film-making, Mamat worked in a government office. He is an avid fan of rock music, which inspired him to write and direct his 2005 film, Rock.[1]


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Early Life.

Mohamad bin Mohamad Khalid,better known in the Malaysian film industry today as Mamat Khalid ,was born on April 6, 1963 in Ipoh, Perak.As a young boy he used to go to the cinemas every other day to go and catch the latest movies,be it from Hollywood,Hindi or Malay.Unfortunately,his hobby didn't resonate well with his late father.He even banned Mamat from frequenting the cinemas on his deathbed when he died in 1973. However,that didn't break young Mamat's love and passion for films.He knew it in his heart that making great movies is what he's destined for.After all,one of his heroes is the late legendary Tan Sri P.Ramlee.

Selected filmography

Screenwriter

Director and screenwriter

  • Lang Buana (2003)[3]
  • Rock (2005)[1]
  • Man Laksa (2006)[4]
  • Zombi Kampung Pisang (2007)[5]
  • Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang (English title: When the Full Moon Rises) (2008)[6]
  • Estet (2010)
  • Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah (2010)
  • Apokalips (2010)

Awards

  • Best Director,Pinang Durian, Anugerah Panca Delima,1999
  • Best Screenplay, Puteri Gunung Ledang, Festival Filem Malaysia ke-18,2005
  • Best Director, Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang, Festival Filem Malaysia ke-21,2008

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