Jose Javier Reyes

Jose Javier Reyes
Jose Javier Reyes

(1954-10-21) October 21, 1954 (age 66)
Other namesDirek Joey Reyes
OccupationDirector, writer, screenwriter, professor
Years active1982–present
Known forFilm and television writing and direction, essayist, professor, TV host

Jose "Joey" Javier Reyes (born October 21, 1954) is a Filipino professor, writer, director,[1][2] miscellaneous crew and actor. He has won awards at the Gawad Urian, Metro Manila Film Festival and Filipino Star Awards for Movies for his films, which include Pahiram ng Isang Umaga, Batang PX and Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo.


Joey Reyes graduated from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines from the College of Liberal Arts. During his stay as an undergraduate he was already a director and writer for the university's theatre guild - Harlequin Theatre Guild. Reyes also finished his Masters Degree in English Education from the De la Salle University Graduate School and has taken courses leading to his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Santo Tomas. He was the recipient of a Doctoral Enrichment Program grant through the Fulbright-Hayes Foundation where he took doctoral courses in Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.[3]

He also serves as a Professorial Lecturer at the Department of Communication, De la Salle University and sits as Chairman of the AB Film Program at the School of Design and Arts at the De la Salle College of Saint Benilde.

He is also the Head of Competition and Monitoring Committee of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. He also sits as the Head of the Student Short Film Competition of the MetroManila Film Festival while sitting as part of its Education Panel. [4] there teaching under the Communication Department and holding classes for the Communication Arts majors of the university.


Metro Manila Film Festival

Year Category Work Result
1993 Best Director May Minamahal[5] Won
Best Story Won
Best Screenplay Won
2005 Best Director Kutob[6] Won
2006 Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo[7] Won
Best Original Story Won
Best Screenplay Won
2007 Katas ng Saudi[8] Won
2008 Best Original Story One Night Only[9] Won
2015 Best Director My Bebe Love[10] Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated




Year Name Production Release Dates Notes
1989 Regal Shocker - The Movie Regal Entertainment
1990 Shake, Rattle & Roll II Regal Entertainment
1992 Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin Regal Entertainment
1992 Iisa Pa Lamang Regal Entertainment
1993 May Minamahal Star Cinema Dec 25 14th Metro Manila Film Festival
1994 Shake, Rattle & Roll V Regal Entertainment Dec 25 15th Metro Manila Film Festival
1995 Pare Ko Star Cinema Jan 11
1995 Hataw Na Star Cinema Sep 13
1996 Maruja Viva Films January 31
1996 Radio Romance Star Cinema Feb 14
1996 Ama, Ina, Anak Star Cinema Feb 29
1996 Bayarang Puso Regal Films July
1997 Batang PX Star Cinema May 7
1998 Nagbibinata Star Cinema Jun 10
1998 Hiling Star Cinema Nov 18
1999 Bakit Pa? GMA Films, OctoArts Films Feb 3
1999 Luksong Tinik Regal Entertainment
2000 Live Show Regal Entertainment
2001 Narinig mo na ba ang L8est? Star Cinema Apr 25
2002 9 Mornings Star Cinema Oct 16
2003 Anghel sa Lupa Regal Entertainment
2003 Pinay Pie Star Cinema Sep 3
2003 Kung Ako na Lang Sana Star Cinema Sep 24
2004 Spirit of the Glass OctoArts Films, Canary Films Dec 25
2005 Can This Be Love Star Cinema Apr 27
2005 Kutob Canary Films Dec 25
2006 Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo Star Cinema Dec 25 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival entry
2006 Matakot Ka sa Karma OctoArts Films, Canary Films Dec 25 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival entry
2007 Katas ng Saudi Maverick Films Dec 25
2007 Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo Star Cinema Dec 25 33rd Metro Manila Film Festival entry
2008 When Love Begins Star Cinema Apr 30
2008 My Monster Mom Regal Entertainment, GMA Films
2008 One Night Only OctoArts Films, Canary Films Dec 25
2008 Magkaibigan Maverick Films Dec 25
2009 Status: Single Viva Films, On-Q 28 Productions January 28
2010 Till My Heartaches End Star Cinema Oct 27
2010 Working Girls GMA Films
2011 Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi Star Cinema Aug 31
2011 My House Husband: Ikaw Na! OctoArts Films Dec 25 37th Metro Manila Film Festival entry
2012 Mga Mumunting Lihim
2013 Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap?
2013 Four Sisters and a Wedding Star Cinema June 23, 2013 Screenplay
2014 Somebody to Love Regal Entertainment
2014 Dilim Regal Entertainment
2015 No Boyfriend Since Birth Regal Entertainment Nov 11
2015 My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore GMA Films, APT Entertainment, OctoArts Films, M - Zet Productions, MEDA Productions Dec 25 41st Metro Manila Film Festival entry
2017 Our Mighty Yaya Regal Entertainment
2017 Spirit of the Glass 2: The Hunted OctoArts Films Nov 1
2018 Walwal Regal Entertainment Jun 27
2018 Recipe for Love Regal Entertainment Nov 21
2019 Time & Again Regal Entertainment Feb 20



Year Name Television Network Cast Note(s)
1987–1998 Palibhasa Lalake ABS-CBN Joey Marquez, Richard Gomez, John Estrada, Gloria Romero, Cynthia Patag, Carmina Villaroel, Amy Perez
1991 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Hapdi sa Puso ABS-CBN Archie Adamos, Metring David, Paquito Diaz, Jaclyn Jose, Anita Linda, Ed Instrella Aired on June 5, 1991.
1991–1997 Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata ABS-CBN Nova Villa, Carmi Martin, Roderick Paulate, Tessie Tomas, Noel Trinidad, Sammy Lagmay, Jennifer Sevilla, Carmina Villaroel, Anjo Yllana, Joji Isla, Nena Perez Rubio
1995 GMA Telesine Presents: Halik sa Hangin GMA Network Cristina Gonzales, Jao Mapa, Luigi Alvarez, Harvey Gomez, Romeo Rivera, Tia Pusit He also served as director of the television film. Aired on June 25, 1995.
2013-14 Madam Chairman TV5 Sharon Cuneta, Jay Manalo, Byron Ortile Head writer


  1. ^ Yeatter, Bryan L. (2007). Cinema of the Philippines: a history and filmography, 1897–2005. McFarland & Co. p. 366. ISBN 978-0-7864-3047-5. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Martin, Fran (September 24, 2008). AsiaPacifiQueer: rethinking genders and sexualities. University of Illinois Press. p. 187. ISBN 978-0-252-07507-0. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "Famous Alumni from the Culture and Arts Offices and Cultural Organizations". November 8, 2016. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jose Javier Reyes". November 8, 2016. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1993". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  6. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2005". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  7. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2006". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  8. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2007". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  9. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2008". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  10. ^ Smith, Chuck. "Winners: 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival awards night". Philippine Star. Retrieved December 28, 2015.

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