Chris Barrett is an American film director, producer, and author who was featured in the Sundance Award Winning Documentary The Corporation.
Chris co-founded Powerhouse Pictures Entertainment, LLC, with Efren Ramirez, who is most well known for his portrayal of Pedro in Napoleon Dynamite. They co-authored the book "Direct Your Own Life: How To Be A Star In Any Field You Choose" released on June 10, 2008 through Kaplan Publishing.
In 2001, he became the first corporately sponsored college student in America. He was a spokesperson for financial responsibility for First USA, which was part of Bank One. He was profiled in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, and he made his sponsorship announcement on the Today Show the day of his high school graduation. His sponsorship story is spotlighted in titles such as The Power of Focus for Teens, The Success Principals for Teens, and Chicken Soup for the Extraordinary Teen Soul. He also appears as a featured subject in the award winning documentary films The Corporation and Maxed Out.
Chris is directing a documentary on the teacher student sex scandals called "After School".