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Allen Myers is a second generation Paradisian, filmmaker and community organizer. In 2006, a one-way ticket to the farthest place he could afford launched a decade of travel, a myriad of gigs, and the opportunity to witness a wide swath of the human experience. His desire to photograph the people and places he encountered lead to pop-up street art exhibits and eventually filmmaking.

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Myers work centers around Earth and community. He is an independent filmmaker and is the founder and director of The Earth Day Film Festival. Myers is also the director of Regenerating Paradise, an emergent community group seeking to reweave the social fabric of Paradise. Myers believes in the medicine of laughter and is a member of sketch comedy team that performs regularly in Hollywood, CA. He lives on a small homestead in Grass Valley, CA.

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MY WORK

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I believe in the medicine of laughter and enjoy cultivating the flow state of performance and improvisation. Writing and performing an original comedy show each month, Super Delicate is Allen Meyers, Alexander Schwartz, Steve Annen, David Neale, Allison Thalhammer, Ali Pickard, Michele Simms, Brendan McCay.

SUPER DELICATE

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Beginning in 2015, I began shaping a festival that would honor the Earth in content and in practice. We seek to operate with Earth-first practices; minimizing resource consumption, clean energy, and a spirit of collaboration and harmony. The films we show depict a diverse earthly experience and draw from filmmakers around the world. I currently serve as founder and director.

EARTH DAY FILM FESTIVAL

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From loss can come rebirth. Following the devastating Camp Fire in 2018, I returned to my hometown of Paradise, CA to engage in community work and healing- both personally and systemically. Regenerating Paradise is an emergent group that seeks to “Reweave the social fabric that regenerates Paradise.” I am honored to serve as the Executive Director.

REGENERATING PARADISE

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A backpack and a one-way ticket launched a decade of travel. Using my Nikon 35mm film camera-then later going digital- I documented the people and places I experienced. A desire to share these images with others lead to pop-up street art exhibits and eventually filmmaking and collaborations. This experience and body of work remain a formative aspect of my work today.

NOMADSIGHT

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Faces of Paradise began with a candid photograph of my parents after a day of sifting through ashes of their home. Their expressions told it all: the story of immense grief but also one  of deep strength and resilience. The project grew and in total I photographed and interviewed 70 families in the ashes of their home.

FACES OF PARADISE

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Wild spaces evoke a sense of wonder and peace. They awaken the wild within.

 

How might we relate with wild spaces in harmony? This project is a mixed exploration of playful presence with nature. 

CHIRON

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