Jerrold Tarog is a Filipino filmmaker with awards and nominations in various disciplines of the filmmaking craft. His first feature film, CONFESSIONAL (2007), which he directed, wrote, scored, edited, and mixed won 8 awards, including Best Film, at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival and Best Film (FIrst Features Category) at the 10th Osian's Cinefan in New Delhi, India. It has also garnered acclaim from international critics and audiences.
He has worked in different genres, from horror to mockumentaries to youth films to drama, and continues to expand his range. His 2013 love story SANA DATI (IF ONLY) won 8 awards, including Best Film and Best Director, at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, and has represented the country in various international film festivals, including Busan International Film Festival. His 2015 historical epic HENERAL LUNA is the highest-grossing historical film in the history of Philippine cinema, earning around P250M from its nationwide theatrical run alone.
He has worked for other directors under different capacities, such as film composer for Jeffrey Jeturian, Adolf Alix Jr, and Cannes Best Director Brillante Mendoza; as editor and composer for director Chito Roño; and as writer and composer for Milo Sogueco's 2014 film MARIQUINA. [click here for IMDB Filmography]