Euthana Mukdasanit was born in 1952. He is a writer and director based in Thailand. Many written sources point out the strong presence of critical observation on social issues in his work. His film ”Butterfly and Flowers” is one among the first Thai films to be screened internationally in the Hawaii International Film Festival in 1985. Both this film and Tongpan (1977) are included in the list of 25 Films as National Heritage of Thailand announced in 2011. Butterfy and Flowers won 7 Thai Academy Awards including best director and best Film in 1985 and won Best Picture in the Hawaii International Film Festival in 1986. In 2012, He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Thai Academy Institution and as National Artist of Thailand in 1989.