Maria Allred

Maria Allred

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

Maria Allred is an award-winning independent filmmaker residing in Chicago, IL. In her debut feature film, The Texture of Falling, she took on an impressive number of roles including writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor, and art-director, among others. The film premiered in Spain at the Marbella International Film Festival, where she was nominated Best Director, and then went on to have a theatrical release across four major U.S. cities. Prior to directing her feature, she had three short films with television premieres on OPB's Oregon Lens and one on Oregon Art Beat.

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 currently in development for her second feature, The Watcher’s Game, and is shooting a short film, Little Nations, in North Chicago, summer of 2019.


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