Writer, Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Camera Operator /Cinematography, Art Director, Editor, Actor.
Maria Allred is an independent filmmaker residing in Portland, OR and Chicago, IL. In her award-winning debut feature-film, The Texture of Falling, she pulled off the ambitious (and possibly insane) feat of acting as writer, director, DP, producer, actor, and editor, among other roles. Prior to directing her feature, she had three short films with television premieres on OPB's Oregon Lens and one on Oregon Art Beat.
Film critic, Maggie Stacu, states in regards to Allred, "To say that she is talented is an understatement. What she has created is, simply put, one of a kind. Not only that, but it's poignant to our time."
Since childhood, Maria has passionately studied painting, poetry, philosophy, creative non-fiction, and various forms of dance. In addition, she has for eight years participated in Jungian-based process groups with author and artist Paul Levy. Not coincidentally, her filmmaking- strongly informed by visual art, music, philosophy, and movement-is poetic, symbolic, and visually driven. Allred is less interested in cinematic conventions and more intrigued by pushing cinematic expression into new terrains, while also keeping the audience thoroughly entertained.
Co-Producer, Assistant Director, Second Camera Operator / Cinematography, Original Music, Musical Performer, Actor.
Photographer/filmmaker Damien Genardi resides and creates in Portland, Oregon. Recent career 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.
Heralding from an opera and performance background, he brings a unique theatricality and immediacy to his work, as well as the nuanced sensitivity that stems from years of intensive vocal training.
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.
Executive Producer, Boom Operator, Grip, Prop Assist, Editing Consultant
Co-Producer, Production Assistant, Camera Assist, Wardrobe assistant, HMUA assistant, Actor.
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