Maria Allred

Maria Allred

Writer, Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Camera Operator /Cinematography, Art Director, Editor,  Actor.

Maria Allred is an independent filmmaker residing in Portland, OR.  In her debut feature-film, The Texture of Falling, she pulled off the ambitious (and possibly insane) feat of acting as Writer, Director, DP, Producer, Actor, Editor, amongst many other roles. The film is 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." 

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.


Damien Genardi

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.


The Texture of Falling Executive Producer

Mike janicki 

Executive Producer, Boom Operator, Grip, Prop Assist, Editing Consultant

julie webb con artist

Julie Webb

Co-Producer, Production Assistant, Camera Assist, Wardrobe assistant, HMUA assistant, Actor.


Special Thanks

Mary's Club, Bar XV, Piano Push Play, Movie Madness, Top Down Rooftop Cinema, Sapphire Hotel, ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria, Island Station Media Lab, Ancrom Moisan, Our Anonymous Angel Donor, T., David Howitt, Sanju Kripalani, Eric Meltzer, Dan H., Rich M., Larry Schiller, Tom Frisch, Zak Borden, Kwang Kim, Cheryl Levie, Paul Levy and The Dreamers, Rose Allred, George Andrew Page III, Muse Mansion, Charles Weller, Shannon Olivarez, Jeff Knudson, Oaks Park Roller Rink, All of our Kickstarter Donors