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If there’s one thing on display in The Texture of Falling, it’s the powerful visual sense evinced by Maria Allred in her feature debut. Wearing no fewer than seven hats for the production (acting, directing, writing, cinematography, editing, art direction, wardrobe), Allred has earned the right to call this her film, taking auteur theory to the next level... READ MORE
“The Texture of Falling” is a Poetic Journey Through Portland Landmarks and BDSM Maria Allred's debut film is rich with symbolic imagery. When Portland filmmaker Maria Allred was a teenager, she fled her family's home in Vancouver, Wash., to find herself."I left home and hitchhiked and lived in the woods a lot and was just living this really weird life for a year when I was 15 to 16," READ MORE
“The Texture Of Falling” Is The Beautifully Confusing Film You Need To See
I find myself in awe, both confused and delighted by the chaotic journey that The Texture of Falling takes us, the audience, on. Never have I been so captivated. And I don’t say that lightly. READ MORE
"If above synopsis sounds anything like your typical love story or a TV "movie of the week", rest assured, it is neither, rather a labyrithine piece of avant garde moviemaking that finds joy in taking apart its core story's narrative structure, leaving seminal plot-points only hinted at, jumping in and out of scenes at (only seemingly) random points, creating parallels between its narrative threads that suggest that one's only a reinterpretation of the other, and thus keeping the audience guessing all the way through its running time - until the finale puts the whole thing on a meta-level." READ MORE
In what context was The Texture of Falling created?
The film’s themes directly, metaphorically, and somewhat satirically dramatize aspects of what it means to be a female filmmaker (or even simply an artist or filmmaker in general)…READ MORE
Congratulations! Why did you make your film?
Thank you so much! My debut feature film, The Texture of Falling, was inspired by an experience in my life of unprecedented opening and then profound loss and grief. I think I’m a bit opposite than the norm in my evolution—when most people were falling in love in their teens I was hitchhiking cross-country on a wild adventure of both hardship and spiritual awakening. I had to grow up in certain ways really fast while other parts of me were left unattended…READ MORE
Surrealism meets daytime broadcast television! LEARN MORE
Allred herself in one of the leading roles, the film is a testament to this visionary filmmaker’s unconventional approach to storytelling. The Texture of Falling presents a story that blurs the lines between – reality and fiction, process and exposition – in a very experiential fashion. ..READ MORE
Maria Allred picked up her first camera a year and a half ago, and hasn’t stopped shooting and editing since. Although new to film, Oregon Lens host and executive producer Steve Amen sees something timeless in Allred’s style. “She has an incredible eye; her composition is phenomenal,” says Amen. READ MORE