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 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 this woman is incredible is an understatement. 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, 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.