Pedro Ultreras – Writer and Director of La Bestia

Pedro Ultreras was born in Durango, México in 1969. At the age of 20 years old, Ultreras left his country in search of better opportunities in the United States; throughout his career in the Media he has worked professionally in California, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Illinois and currently in New York City. He has been three times nominated to an Emmy because his work as a News Reporter.

He began his career in the Media in 1990 as a Reporter and Cameraman for an Univision’s television affiliate (KSMS Channel 67). Throughout his career Ultreras has worked for Telemundo, ABC, CBS, CNN and Univision.  His first feature length film was 7 Soles (7 Suns), a movie that was an official selection in ten international film festivals. 7 Soles was released in 2008. He also published the book of the movie under the same title.

In 2010 Pedro released La Bestia to international acclaim.

This is a link to an extensive review of the documentary. It includes a trailer to the film. globalvoicesonline.org/2011/08/08/mexicos-train-of-death/