artists • thinkers • do-ers


Asiya Wadud : urban forager

Michael Christian : metal sculptor

Vanessa Espinoza : graffiti mural artist

Tim Monroe : inline skater

short documentaries highlighting the artists, thinkers and do-ers that make Oakland a uniquely vibrant and thrilling city

Asiya Wadud

Michael Christian

DJ Agana

Tim Monroe

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Big thanks to all of our individual supporters!

Check out our new list of generous individual supporters on our Support page. These are folks near and far who want to see new Oakland Originals documentaries. Also on the Support page, you can also check out our growing community of business sponsors and partners....

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We met our Kickstarter goal!

Thanks to 93 generous backers, we recently reached our first goal with Kickstarter to fund one new Oakland Originals documentary! Additional contributions continue to roll in as new donors join us through our Support page. With additional community support, as well as...

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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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