Meet The Team

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Garrett Recker

Project Director

Garrett Recker (they/them) is a trans, non-binary producer and a recent Portland State University graduate with a BA in film. Their work often employs reflective commentaries on socio-economic disparities and the “monsters” of everyday life. Their films have received international recognition from art houses in California, Oregon, Toronto, London, and Asia. Garrett’s passion for authentic, queer narratives has led them to work in the producing devision for MOJO Global Arts; a California-based production company determined to spotlight minatory stories around the globe.

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Maia Denzler

Lead Textile Designer

Maia Denzler (she/her) is a Portland based costume and textile artist. She is currently finishing up her degrees at Portland State University in Theater Arts (BA) and Music Composition (BM) with University Honors and will be continuing her education as a Season 14 Apprentice at the Portland Playhouse. Maia’s passion for costuming has led her to working on a variety of live performances, from living statues to opera. Recently, she has been working on building an 18th century clothing wardrobe and experimenting with embroidery and mixed media.

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María Moreno

Assistant Director

María Moreno (she/her) is a Venezuelan filmmaker working between Miami, FL & Portland, OR. Her work explores themes of existentialism & belonging, particularly within marginalized communities, while focusing on the lightness that can be found in everyday life. She is currently working as a freelance assistant director for clients such as Artist Repertory Theater, Sleater Kinney, & the Portland Bureau of Transportation. In her free time, María programs film screenings centering Latine stories.

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Ryan Geary

Photographer

Ryan Geary (he/him) is a Los Angeles-based photographer and creative from Philadelphia. His work spans all subjects with a focus on composition and atmosphere. His work has been published in Make-Up Artist Magazine as well as Billboard.com. Currently, he works for a photography studio in Los Angeles managing camera, lighting, and grip equipment. His mission is to share his perspective while uplifting queer and marginalized voices.

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Andrew Allen

Cinematographer

Andrew Allen (he/him) is a cinematographer and writer/director of short form narrative content based in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to a BS in Film Studies from Portland State University he has worked as a cinematographer and writer for a variety of projects, most recently the Best Picture winner at the Oregon Short Film Festival Come Home To Me. Surrealism, allegory, human behavior, and catharsis are prevalent themes in his work and collaborations.