Great Stories.  Well told.  No easy answers.


I'm drawn to the human drama behind the headlines, and look for compelling, nuanced stories that help us understand the world we live in.  

“Barker creates riveting cinema.”
— Variety
“a filmmaker of artistic and political consequence”
— New York Times

About me

I grew up in the California suburbs with a burning desire to know what was beyond the malls, surf, and beautiful sunsets.  I moved to Europe, filmed in over 70 countries, and finally moved back to LA.  Yes, the beach is that nice.

my films

We're living in the Golden Age of documentary filmmaking, and it's a privilege to be a part it.  For the past decade, I've been drawn to stories that explore the nature of war - and its moral consequences.