Jeffrey Jeturian holds a communication arts degree from the University of the Philippines. He started as a production assistant for Marilou Diaz Abaya’s Alyas Baby Tsina (1984) before embarking on a career as a script supervisor, production designer, television director and finally, as film director. His first two films, Sana Pag-ibig Na (1998) and Pila Balde (1999) are both critically acclaimed. Pila Balde with the international title, Fetch a Pail of Water, in addition bagged a round of overseas honors—Gold Prize, 2000 Houston-Worldfest (Texas, USA) International Film Festival; NETPAC Jury Prize, 1999 Cinemanila International Film Festival; exhibition in Lincoln Center in the United States as well as in other countries such as Sweden, Germany, France, Bangladesh, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombia, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Italy. Variety, the United States’ entertainment bible, carried in its recent issue a feature on Jeffrey. His third film, Tuhog, is the current toast of critics and film buffs.