About the Project

The first four documentaries were supported by the Oakland City Council and funded in part by the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program.

The next round of documentaries are funded by YOU (a community of individuals and businesses who are passionate about great documentaries, the arts, local issues and Oakland)! We’ve raised funds for one and a half documentaries, but we’d like to make four.

If you want more Oakland documentaries, make a contribution on our Support page. Supporters get great rewards AND a tax-deduction through our fiscal sponsor, Media Alliance.

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East Bay Express Coverage

The East Bay Express featured Oakland Originals and our online release of the documentaries on July 24th with the catchy headline: Oakland Originals Film Series At It Again Read the article here. This was a follow-up on the longer story they did in May 2014....

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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...

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