Jethro is an award-winning filmmaker/video producer based in San Francisco, California. He recently released a documentary film entitled My Revolutionary Mother which explores his relationship with his mother, a former political activist in the Philippines. It is the Best Short Documentary Film winner at the Unofficial Google Film Festival and official selection to CAAM (Center for Asian American Media), Sebastopol Film Festival, American Online Film Festival and many more. He also co-produced an LGBT themed short film entitled Miss Finknagle Succumbs to Chaos, audience choice winner of Playground Film Festival.
Jethro is an experienced TV Producer and has worked for Philippine TV Networks including MTV Philippines, Studio23 MYX, GMA7, QTV11 and ABC5. He has produced segments for various formats ranging from news and public affairs, entertainment and reality. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Film and Video Production at the Art Institute of California – San Francisco.
Jethro is an LGBT rights advocate and has represented his community as Mr. Gay Asian Pacific Alliance 2012. He founded Take the Test, a campaign which promotes HIV testing and counseling in the Philippines. He is also a music artist with a single released on ITunes.