Writer, Director, Producer, DP, Editor.
Maria Allred is an independent filmmaker residing in Portland, OR. Recently she completed her debut feature-film, The Texture of Falling, which has been described as a "great, unusual, and beautiful film,” by Fred Armisen, Actor/Writer/Producer; and as a "visual tour-de-force,” by Pablo Zachai, Screenwriter. Film blogger Maggie Stancu states, "I’m trying to summon an adjective or phrase that could sum up the brilliance of what The Texture of Falling really is. But I’m at a loss. This film, above all else, is unapologetically bold. But it’s so much more than that."
Prior to directing her feature, she had three short films with television premieres on OPB’s Oregon Lens and one on Oregon Art Beat. She graduated from Portland State University in 2012 with a B.S. in Liberal Arts, focus on film. OPB producer, Steve Amen, comments about her work: “She has an incredible eye; her composition is phenomenal. I don’t think I am going out on a limb when I say we will be hearing a lot more from this artist.”
Since childhood, Maria has passionately studied painting, poetry, creative non-fiction, and various forms of dance. In addition, she has for eight years studied Jungian philosophy with author and artist Paul Levy. Not coincidentally, her filmmaking— strongly informed by visual art, music, and movement—is poetic, symbolic, and visually driven.
Producer, Camera Operator, Original Music, Photographer
Photographer/filmmaker Damien Genardi is an artist addicted to people. The prominent themes of his work include: the human complexities of expression, passion, and vulnerability; the magnetism of personal sexuality; the resilience of the human spirit; and the drive for survival. These themes marry with a strong visual aesthetic to make him an artist who is starting to get noticed. Recent highlights include photographing Julian Casablancas and The Voidz for Rock and Folk Magazine (France), Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes also for R&F, opera singer Richard Troxell, author Paul Levy, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols and Clem Burke of Blondie for R&F.
Co-Producer, Assistant Director, script consultant, Graphic Artist, editing consultant