Oddball Films is a unique stock footage company specializing in offbeat footage. We have an extensive collection of rare, entertaining, eclectic and eye-opening subjects, as well as classic archival, historical and contemporary clips to support your project. Our images have been used in feature films, television, music videos, industrials and multimedia projects worldwide.

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Our offbeat archives and world-wide client base keep us digging deep into our archives


Oddball Films continues to be an essential source for the world’s most unique archival material. We have been busy in 2017, tracking down footage for acclaimed television and film documentaries, narrative features, shows, web specials—and everything in between.

We found food from fancy French bistros and short order cooking instructionals for Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft, sourced rare video of an Act Up protest at legendary San Francisco restaurant Stars for Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, and cooked up some historical footage from Oman for an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown

In February, our collection of gay liberation footage from Harvey Milk to Stonewall formed the backbone of When We Rise: The People Behind the Story on ABC. And in March, we located over four minutes of rare news coverage detailing Patty Hearst’s kidnapping and infamous bank robbery for an episode of The Lost Tapes on the Smithsonian Channel.

A one-of-a-kind Chinese industrial film we unearthed for Alex Gibney’s upcoming documentary The China Hustle helped to crystallize that film’s theme and focus. Only a month later, a series of Bay Area Chinese home movies in our archive humanized Ric Burns’ The Chinese Exclusion Act. And that’s just a small sense of what we’ve been doing this year. For a complete list of projects Oddball has worked on, check us out on IMDb. If you’re a filmmaker who uses stock footage in your projects, search our site or contact us directly.


Produced by award-winning filmmaker Joshua Moore, Oddball is a fabulous four-minute capsule of the strange world of Oddball Films and its director Stephen Parr, utilizing a whole slew of Oddball's own footage.