artists . thinkers . do-ers . OAKLAND


Asiya Wadud : urban forager


Michael Christian : metal sculptor


Vanessa Espinoza : graffiti mural artist


Tim Monroe : inline skater

short documentaries highlighting what makes Oakland a uniquely vibrant and thrilling city

Documentaries watchable online soon.

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Asiya Wadud

Urban Forager

Michael Christian

Metal Sculptor

DJ Agana

Graffiti Artist

Tim Monroe

Inline Skater

News & Updates

Documentaries watchable online soon!

Many friends and fans of Oakland Originals have been asking when the documentaries will be viewable online. Great question! After the exciting run of screenings at the Grand Lake Theater this summer and fall, we’re eager make the docs available for all to see... read more

Oakland Originals filmmakers interviewed on KPIX CBS 5

Bay Sunday host Frank Mallicoat interviews Erin and Jim on KPIX CBS 5 about making the first four Oakland Originals documentaries. Thanks to the Bay Sunday staff for inviting us to the show and for supporting and encouraging Bay Area arts and culture. Watch... read more

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Oakland Originals is a series of short documentaries that spotlight the artists, musicians, thinkers and do-ers that make Oakland a uniquely vibrant and thrilling community. Featuring folks who are pushing boundaries and exploring territories singular to Oakland, these “Originals” electrify the screen and remind us why we love this town.

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