Pierre Barrera (Klamath/Lakota) is a Native American filmmaker and actor who was born and raised on the Rosebud Indian Reservation and now lives in the state of New Mexico. Pierre has directed six short films including The Burden Carriers and Whiskey Flats and has acted in many others such as In the Valley of Elah and Swing Vote. Pierre attended the Institute of American Indian Arts Film and Television Workshop in 2004. He received the 2005 ABC/Disney grant scholarship for writing "The Mystic". Pierre was the National Geographic "All Roads" Director's Mentor for the New Mexico Governor's Cup Film Benito's Gift. Film has always been a passion for Pierre and he wishes to make movies as long as he can.