Who we are
Maria ALLRED, Founder/Director
Writer, director, Producer, DP, Camera Operator, Art Director, 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.
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, Script & editing consultant, ORIGINAL MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHER
Damien Genardi heralds from an opera and photography background with highlights such as singing in the Portland Opera for 7 seasons and photographing for Rock and Folk Magazine (France). His photography subjects include Julian Casablancas and The Voidz; Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols and Clem Burke of Blondie; opera singer Richard Troxell; and author Paul Levy. 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.
He made his debut as a film producer co-producing feature film The Texture of Falling (Allred Films), and has gone on since to produce music videos.
producer, assistant director, script & editing consultant, graphic artist