Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Art Director, Editor, Actor.
Maria Allred is an award-winning filmmaker and recent film fatale. In her "unapologetically bold" debut feature film, The Texture of Falling, she took on an impressive number of roles including writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor, and art-director “taking auteur theory to the next level,” according to critic James Berardinelli.
The film premiered at the Marbella International Film Festival (Spain), where she was nominated Best Director, then went on to a theatrical release across four major U.S. cities. Prior to directing her feature, she had three short films with television premieres on Oregon Public Broadcasting.
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 Paul Levy. Not coincidentally, her filmmaking—strongly informed by visual art, music, philosophy, and movement—is poetic, symbolic, and visually driven. She received her BS in Liberal Studies, Film Focus, from Portland State University.
Allred is intrigued by pushing cinematic expression into new terrains while also keeping the audience thoroughly entertained. She is in development for her second feature, The Watcher’s Game (principal production 2020), and is shooting a short film, Little Nations, in North Chicago, summer of 2019.
Critic Maggie Stacu raves about 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.”
Co-Producer, Assistant Director, Second Camera Operator, 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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