In 2003, former high school rivals, misfits and filmmakers Jared Yanez and Quinn Allan gradually built a friendship over their mutual passion for film, music, comics and storytelling. Determined to continue making movies while scraping out a living and grinding through college, Jared and Quinn formed Mongrel Studios in Escondido, California as an outlet for their creative endeavors in all forms of media. They've since produced several short films, comics, recordings and other miscellanea released through mongrelstudios.com.
Mongrel Studios relocated to Portland, Oregon in the fall of 2008. That winter they shot their first Oregon production, the absurdist web series Really Good Reason.
Quinn Allan started acting in his own independently-made films at the age of 17. Even at an early age he challenged himself by tackling projects bigger than his experience, often writing and directing while occasionally shooting or starring in his short films.
In 2003 Quinn began collaborating with fellow independent filmmaker, Jared Yanez, and the two formed their own production company, Mongrel Studios. Together, Quinn and Jared continued to produce work for years, Quinn often appearing in the films in small parts initially and eventually lead roles.
In 2009 Mongrel Studios produced their first feature film, with Quinn playing the lead as Matt Rua in The Roomies. Soon after he starred in another local project, a film called Tandem Hearts directed by musician/filmmaker Jon Garcia. Gaining credits fast, Quinn has since worked on several film productions in Portland, OR in addition to modeling and commercial work.
You can see many of Quinn's films at mongrelstudios.com or you can contact his agent at Option Model and Media, 503-233-4244.
Jared writes and draws and makes movies and music and internet things. He intends on rewriting this later. He can be reached by e-mail in the meantime.
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