Mamat Khalid

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Mamat Khalid
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Mamat in 2008
Mohamad bin Mohamad Khalid

(1963-04-06)6 April 1963
Died24 October 2021(2021-10-24) (aged 58)
Slim River Hospital, Slim River, Perak, Malaysia
Resting placeMasjid Paloh Muslim Cemetery, Ipoh, Perak
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter, occasional actor
Years active1996–2021
Hasmah Hassan
(m. 19872021)
Parent(s)Mohamad Khalid Mohd Noh (father)
Nor Azian Said (mother)
Relatives Datuk Lat (brother)

Mohamad Mohamad Khalid, known professionally as Mamat Khalid (6 April 1963 – 24 October 2021) was a Malaysian screenwriter, film director, and occasional actor. He was the younger brother of cartoonist Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid, better known as Lat. [1]


Apart of his career as a film director, Mamat was a founder and owner of his cafe, Sarang Art Hub which is located at Tanjung Malim and opened in 2016. [2] [3]

Life and career

Mamat was born on 6 April 1963 in Ipoh, Perak. As a young boy, he used to go to the cinemas every other day to catch the latest movies. Unfortunately, his hobby did not resonate well with his father, who banned him from frequenting cinemas even on his deathbed. However, that did not break the young Mamat's passion for films.

Before venturing into film-making, Mamat worked in a government office. He was a fan of rock music, having joined an amateur band named Drop Out in 1986 where he was the band's keyboardist. [4] The experiences that he had gone through during this phase inspired him to write and direct his 2005 film Rock, [4] [1] in which its commercial success led into three sequels - Rock Ooo…! (2013), Rock Bro! (2016) and Rock 4: Rockers Never Dai (2020).

He cited the late director P. Ramlee as one of his filmmaking heroes.

Personal life

Mamat married Hasmah Hassan on 12 April 1987, six days after his 24th birthday, and they have five children, namely three sons and two daughters. [5] His fourth child, Amen Khalid also follows his footsteps in the film industry. [6]

Illness and death

On 21 April 2017, Mamat was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Ampang Puteri Hospital after complaining of breathing difficulties at about 3 in the morning after having some coffee with his friends. He was believed to have extreme fatigue after attending the preview session of his latest movie, Lebuhraya Ke Neraka in Bukit Bintang. [7] Mamat however remained in stable condition albeit under a doctor's monitoring due to his high blood pressure. [8]

He died on 24 October 2021 at the age of 58 due to heart disease at the Slim River Hospital at 12.30 am. Mamat reportedly collapsed at his Sarang Art Hub restaurant in Tanjung Malim. [9] [10] He was buried at the Masjid Paloh Muslim Cemetery in Ipoh at about 2.25 pm. [11]



YearTitleCredited asRoleNotes
2003Lang BuanaYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
2004 Puteri Gunung Ledang Yes check.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg
2005RockYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
2006Man LaksaYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
Tipah Tertipu The MovieYes check.svgDark Red x.svgYes check.svgFilm DirectorCameo [12]
2007 Zombi Kampung Pisang Yes check.svgYes check.svgYes check.svgMK
2008 Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang Yes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
Cicak Man 2: Planet Hitam Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgYes check.svgMan Malay
Dunia Baru The MovieDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgYes check.svgTauke Stesen Minyak
2009My SpyDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgYes check.svgMan Malay
2010 Estet Yes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svgAlso as producer
Hantu Kak Limah Balik RumahYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
2013Husin, Mon dan Jin Pakai Toncit / Hantu Kak Limah 2Yes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
Rock Ooo...!Yes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
Bro, Nampak Motor Gua?Dark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgYes check.svgTan Sri Bakhtiar
2014 Apokalips X Yes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
Zombi Kilang BiskutYes check.svgYes check.svgYes check.svgKulop
Amir dan Lokman Pergi ke LautYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
Rumah Pusaka Di Simpang JalanYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
Terbaik Dari LangitDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgYes check.svgLorry DriverCameo
2015Werewolf Dari BangladeshYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
Usop Wilcha Menghonjang Makhluk MuziumYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
2016Rock Bro!Yes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svgProducer
Pak Man DegilYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svgShort film
2017Lebuhraya Ke NerakaYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
2018 Hantu Kak Limah Yes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
2020Rock 4: Rockers Never DaiYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svgProducer
Manap KaraokeYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
202118 Puasa di Kampong PisangYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svgAs producer
Kampong Pisang Musikal Raya IstimewaYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
Mat Bond MalayaDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgYes check.svgHimselfCameo
Kampong Pisang Kita SetandanYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svgShort film
Budak KriptoDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgYes check.svgHimself
2022Kampong Pisang Berbuah Dua KaliYes check.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg
RajawaliYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svgHe directed it with S. Amin Shahab

Television series

YearTitleCredited asRoleTV channelNotes
1997–2000 Kampung Boy Yes check.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg Astro Ria Animated series; as script translator
1999–2005Spanar JayaDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg NTV7 Concept
2011Cer CiterYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg Astro Warna
2020–2021Kampung Pisang Bersiri-siriYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg Astro Citra As producer
2021Klik RiderDark Red x.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg Astro Warna As executive producer

Television movie

YearTitleCredited asRoleTV channel
1996Namaku YassinYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg TV3
1997Mengejar BintangDark Red x.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
1998Rombongan Cik Kiah Sukan KomanwelYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg NTV7
1999Pukul 2 PetangYes check.svgDark Red x.svgDark Red x.svg
Arbaie Bujang KembaliYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg TV3
2000Mat Nor Kushairi & The Velvet BoysYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg NTV7
Pinang DurianYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg TV3
200415 PuasaYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg NTV7
2007Aku Bukan BuayaYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg
2014Rombongan Cik Kiah Kelana JayaYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svgAstro First Exclusive
2015Idris MLMYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg Astro Warna
201716 PuasaYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svgAstro First Exclusive
Semerah DarahYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svg Astro Citra
201917 PuasaYes check.svgYes check.svgDark Red x.svgAstro First Exclusive


YearTitleRoleTV channelNotes
2022Warong Pak JabitHimself Astro Ria As executive producer

Awards and nominations

YearAwardsCategoryNominated workResult
2001Anugerah Skrin 2001Pengarah Terbaik (Best Director)Pinang DurianWon
2005Festival Filem Malaysia ke-18Lakonlayar Terbaik (Best Screenplay; with Saw Teong Hin)Puteri Gunung LedangWon
2006Festival Filem Malaysia ke-19Lakonlayar Terbaik (Best Screenplay)Man LaksaNominated
Cerita Asal Terbaik (Best Original Story)Nominated
2007Festival Filem Malaysia ke-20Anugerah Khas Juri (Special Jury Awards)Zombi Kampung PisangWon
2008Festival Filem Malaysia ke-21Pengarah Terbaik (Best Director)Kala Malam Bulan MengambangWon
Lakonlayar Terbaik (Best Screenplay)Nominated
Cerita Asal Terbaik (Best Original Story)Nominated
2010Festival Filem Malaysia ke-23Anugerah Khas Juri (Special Jury Award)EstetWon
Pengarah Terbaik (Best Director)Nominated
Lakonlayar Terbaik (Best Screenplay)Nominated
Cerita Asal Terbaik (Best Original Story)Nominated
Penataan Seni Terbaik (Best Art Directing)Nominated
2011Festival Filem Malaysia ke-24Pengarah Terbaik (Best Director)Hantu Kak Limah Balik RumahNominated
Cerita Asal Terbaik (Best Original Story)Nominated


  1. He was born five months before Federation of Malaya became the present day Malaysia on 16 September 1963.

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