Who We Are

Matavia Reka is an award-winning television production company specialising in documentary and travel programmes. We have consistently delivered high quality factual content across different genres to leading international broadcast networks. Our track record demonstrates a passion for compelling stories and a commitment to raising production values in every project we undertake. Based in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Matavia Reka is recognised as a pioneer in advancing the creative and technical standards for documentaries in the region. Our portfolio of highly acclaimed productions reflects an expertise in developing local and regional subjects for wider international audiences.


INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT

In addition to end-to-end production of original content, we are sought after to provide research, consultancy and production support services for leading international producers and broadcasters such as BBC, Channel 4 (UK), National Geographic Channel, Natural History New Zealand, SBS Australia and Travel Channel US. Our reputation for strong storytelling skills is also evident in corporate and commercial projects for clients such as Sony, Tourism Malaysia and the Tourism Authority of Thailand.


DISTRIBUTION

Furthermore, we have the experience and expertise in the management and licensing of broadcasting rights, and distribution of syndicated multi-lingual programming for the Asian regional terrestrial and cable/satellite markets in a number of genres, including documentary, factual, magazine, drama, entertainment variety and game shows.


POST PRODUCTION

Drawing on our strong factual storytelling expertise and combining it with sophisticated design skills and in-house facilities, Matavia FX provides complete creative production and post-production services, on a range of media requirements from general corporate profiles and marketing films, to specific investor relations videos. Matavia FX has successfully delivered quality communications products and solutions to a range of clients including leading broadcasters, consumer brands, telcos, property developers, engineering, manufacturing and tourism/hospitality companies.

The Team

Ira Rakiz Tuffile

Managing Director / Executive Producer

Ira has extensive experience in the Malaysian TV broadcasting industry owing to over 9 years of service with Malaysia's leading satellite pay-TV operator, Astro. He joined as a member of Astro's pioneering business development team in 1995 after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Marketing) from Murdoch University, Western Australia. He was involved in various milestone projects including the formulation of Astro's satellite pay-TV broadcast licence, development of Astro's multi-channel line-up, and the conception of the first self-censorship guidelines for satellite pay-TV. He was also actively involved in the development of Astro’s local production content in a Content Development and Business Affairs role, which saw the introduction of various popular local TV content. At Matavia, Ira Rakiz maintains a team of dedicated producers and editors to ensure a constant delivery of high quality content to both local and international networks, as well as inspiring them to continuously break new grounds in content creation. Apart from directing and producing, he has also been engaged by both government agencies and international networks to supervise and produce content for notable international broadcasters such as National Geographic and Discovery Channel.


Jasmin Tuffile

Production Manager

Experienced with various forms of media, Jasmin is our Production Manager who has overseen many of the company's production with her extensive working knowledge of the multiple platforms. Starting her broadcasting career as an editor for Airtime Management & Programming, a subsidiary of Astro, she then went on to further her skills and knowledge in Zurich, Switzerland under the banner of Reihe13, a company which specialises in media management for events, design and publishing. With a project managing experience, she ensures proper organisation and that all timelines are met efficiently and produced with the highest quality.


Jamilah Yusof

Senior Producer

A senior producer with 20 years of experience chronicling the idiosyncrasies, the mundane and the extraordinary Malaysian and Malaysian life for local TV stations. She has also produced and directed one of the series of Eye On Malaysia for Discovery Channel. With a degree in Biological Sciences from the National University of Malaysia, Jamilah brings a different approach to her stories.


Reduan Bujang

Head of Production

Reduan began his video photography career with local broadcasters such as Media Prima and Astro. He then went on to further develop his skills in factual programming following stints with international broadcasters such as Discovery Channel, The National Geographic Channel, BBC, and Al-Jazeera. Armed with a flair for capturing moments that tell a story, Reduan leads a young and talented camera and sound crew at Matavia Reka.


Syukrie Hassan

Director of Photography

Syukrie has over 15 years of video photography experience starting with local broadcasters such RTM and Media Prima. He has now moved on to specialise in factual programming commencing with the Eye on Malaysia series with Discovery Channel. He has also filmed for the Passage to Malaysia series on Travel & Living Channel. Syukrie is a regular cameraman on a project basis with Matavia and was the assist cameraman for the previous wildlife series.


Roslan Zainal Abidin

Director of Photography

A senior cameraman with more than twenty years of experience with an eye for beauty and a nose for news, is a regular contributor to magazine programs for Media Prima Berhad and also contributed his expertise to other local TV stations. He has also contributed significantly to the third series of Eye on Malaysia featured on Discovery Channel. His core passion is in documentaries depicting the many shades of life, bringing voice and vibrancy to ordinary people and ordinary things through his lenses.


Raphael Yap Kok Fooi

Head of Post Production

With well over 18 years of experience under his belt, Yap is a sought after Post Production Editor who has raked up an impressive portfolio of clients and documentaries for a few notable international broadcasters such as BBC Network, Discovery Channel, The Crime and Investigation Network, and the History Channel. Combined with a solid technical know-how on video editing and with a keen sense of production timing, Yap maintains a team of video editing professionals who strive in producing quality online and offline content that meets the demands of the many clients and broadcasters that we have.


Alan D'Cruz

Scriptwriter

Alan is an experienced scriptwriter who has worked on a few documentary productions for Discovery Channel. His past experience includes writing articles for The Diplomat (Australia’s premier magazine specializing in current and foreign affairs) and Lonely Planet guides. He has also worked as a field producer and coordinator for a whole host of international documentary films and news features for BBC TV (UK), ABC TV (AU), SBS TV (AU), ABC TV (USA) and National Geographic.

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Projects

SURVIVING BORNEO (WIP - 2017)
6-Part Documentary Series for Discovery Channel.

WILDLIFE DEFENDERS SABAH (WIP - 2017)
2-Part Documentary Series for Discovery Channel.

SABAH EARTHQUAKE DECODED (2016)
1-Hour Documentary for Discovery Channel.

WILDLIFE DEFENDERS 2 (2016)
2-Part Documentary Series for Discovery Channel.

MALAYSIA'S FLOOD WARRIORS (2016)
1-Hour Documentary for Discovery Channel.

EYE ON MALAYSIA 3 (2015)
5-Part Documentary Series for Discovery Channel.
(Crocodile Lash, Swiftlets, Mangrove Tales, Malaysia's Best Teacher, Kemaman Fishing Community Rises)

THE DOUGH DOLL MAKER (2014)
1-Hour Documentary for FINAS.

MALURI SOUTH PORTAL (2014)
Corporate Video, for FCB Construction Sdn Bhd.

WILDLIFE DEFENDERS (2013)
3-Part Documentary Series for Discovery Channel.

KENEGARAAN (2013)
3-Part National Documentary for FINAS.
(King Ghaz, Dato’ Onn Jaafar, Rundingan Baling)

EYE ON BORNEO (2012)
5-Part Documentary Series on Sabah for FINAS.
(Tungkasip, Adat Berkajah, Magahau Rungus, Sunduk Omadal, Spirit of Bisaya)

PERSADA DUNIA (2012)
6-Part documentary series for FINAS.
(Masjid Kapitan Keling, Return to Kinabalu, Jong, Agarwood, Shijimi)

ASIAN DEADLIEST SNAKES: MALAYSIA (2011)
1-Hour Documentary, Co-Production with Beach House Pictures Singapore for National Geographic Channel.

EYE ON MALAYSIA (2010)
5-Part Documentary Series for Discovery Channel.
(Honey Hunters, The Joss Stick Maker, The Seasmiths, Windchucker and Kick)

SULTAN ABDUL SAMAD (2009)
Half-Hour Documentary for Malaysian Terrestrial TV.

THAILAND TOURISM VIGNETTES - RESORT AND SPA (2008)
60-Seconds Vignette for Discovery Channel.

MAN MADE MARVELS: KL FLOOD MITIGATION (2008)
1-Hour Documentary, co-production with Natural History New Zealand for Discovery Channel.

SECRETS OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA (2008)
6-Part Documentary Series for The History Channel.

FIRST TIME FILMMAKERS MALAYSIA (2007)
5-Part Documentary Series for Discovery Channel.
(Making the Cut, Lion Dance King, Woodsmiths, Restoring Merdeka and Pipe Dreams)

MALAYSIAN TOURISM: PENANG AND PAHANG (2007)
60-Seconds Vignettes for Discovery Channel.

ANUAR ZAIN AIDILFITRI - DI PERANTAUAN (2005)
90-Minutes Musical Travelogue for ASTRO Ria.

Services

Film Production & Support

We provide production and location services for the film and television industries. We also support out of town and international producers and production companies when shooting in Kuala Lumpur and surrounding areas. We can help with location scouting, obtaining filming permits and anything else that you may need for your shoot.


Video Editing & EQUIPMENT Rental

Our comprehensive video editing services include documentary and cinematic style editing in highlight and full length edits. We provide complete creative production of corporate profiles, marketing films, advertisements and a variety of other film editing work. We also rent production space and post production suites and production equipment to facilitate your production away from home.

Contact Us

Matavia Reka Sdn Bhd

Tel: +60 3 6142 7018 | Fax: +60 3 6142 7019

NO. 22-2, JALAN PJU 5/21, THE STRAND, KOTA DAMANSARA

47810 PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA