Oakland Originals is all about creativity and community. It’s made by individuals, like you, who are passionate for and curious about their neighborhoods and city. We feel that local spirit, ingenuity and originality deserves a louder voice and a wider audience.
That’s why we need your help and creativity.
Help out by suggesting individual or group for the subject of a future Oakland Original documentary. Host a screening or a benefit to support the project. Got any filmmaking skills? Or not! … Volunteer some time to the project. Make a donation to continue the project. Or simply tell us what’s on your mind. We want you involved.
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Events & Screenings
Join us for an evening of fun, food, good people and local craft beers while supporting inspiring stories about Oakland! Ale Industries will be offering ‘behind the scenes’ tours of the brewery; our own ‘Original’ DJ Agana will be spinning tracks live; we'll be...read more
At last Saturday's Oakland A's game we had great fun talking to attendees and capturing on camera what they love most about Oakland. We'll share those online very soon. In addition, we were the A's Community Fund Partner for the day and received all the proceeds from...read more
Our hometown sluggers, the Oakland A’s, have invited us out to the ballgame! Saturday July 23rd, the A's have selected us as the A’s Community Fund Silent Auction partner – and proceeds benefit Oakland Originals. Stop by the auction table in the alley behind Section...read more
Read about the latest Oakland Originals news and details on three local documentaries: http://eepurl.com/b2_tlL And be sure to subscribe to receive the latest Oakland Originals news, details on great Oakland events and profiles on local artists, sent directly to your...read more
The first 7 people to contribute to our Kickstarter campaign before midnight on Thursday at the $25 level or above will get 2 free tickets to the historic Grand Lake Theater! Who doesn't love bonus Oakland rewards?! ...read more
Want to win some delicious backyard-grown fruit? In honor of Asiya Wadud, our favorite fruit forager, on the last day before we release our next documentary (on sculptor Michael Christian), we are giving away fresh from-the-tree, lemons and figs! All you have to do,...read more
They just can't keep us out... we're coming back to San Francisco! We've been invited to screen the Asiya Wadud documentary as part of the wonderful San Francisco Green Film Festival. The festival runs May 28 - June 3. We've been fans and supporters of the...read more
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported local documentary films at the New Parkway screening in Oakland and Roxie screening in San Francisco. Both were very successful events with engaged audiences and lively Q&As. Thanks to Jennifer Chien and the New...read more
Join us for two upcoming screenings! THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER in Oakland Saturday April 4 at 3pm Tim Monroe & Asiya Wadud documentaries screen as part of the ‘Locally Grown Docs’ Program Join us for an afternoon of great local documentaries, delicious food and...read more
Oakland Originals documentary about Asiya Wadud, Founder of Forage Oakland, premiered at the Oakland International Film Festival before an enthusiastic crowd on April 5th.read more