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.

News & Events




WHY IS DIRECTOR STEPHEN PARR GOING TO ALBANIA?
Where is Albania anyway? Hint, it’s South of Greece. Stephen is flying to Tirana, the capital and cultural center of Albania to give lectures on film curating and managing film archives. He will also be meeting with local experimental filmmakers in Albania, and programming a special public film program in conjunction with the AIM (Archives in Motion) workshops presented by the Albanian Cinema Project. His trip is funded by the US Embassy in Tirana. Stephen has provided administrative and fiscal support to the ACP for the past 5 years through his non-profit the San Francisco Media Archive.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ODDBALL FILMS
Our eclectic archives and world-wide clients garner new requests daily-the latest: sea monkeys(!) and cowgirls, so every day is a unique day at Oddball Films. We’re always excited to provide San Francisco materials and have a wealth of it, particularly the amateur film footage, shot in the 1960s in Cinemascope on the streets of San Francisco for ESPNs acclaimed TV doc, OJ: Made in America.
Sex is always a popular subject and working with World of Wonder we supplied adult Cinema marquees and birth control pills for their daring series Original Sin: Sex. And just in time for Lance Black’s ABC TVs LGBT miniseries doc When We Rise we uncovered rare 1970s news outtakes chronicling the rise of HIV/AIDS.
While we’re on the subject of gay culture Oddball will be presenting award-winning filmmaker and SF camp icon Marc Huestis in Notes from the Underground Archives: How a Tacky 50’s Educational Film Found in a Trashcan Jump Started My Film Career. Marc’s presentation will open our new Seasonal Seminar Series: Secrets of the Cinema, October 4th at 12PM. Read all about it in our fall intern Ashley Franks-McGill’s blog about her first week at Oddball Films.

AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER DOCUMENTS OUR DIRECTOR
Award-winning filmmaker Joshua Moore has just completed his latest film Oddball. Oddball is a fabulous four-minute rundown of the strange world of Oddball Films and its director Stephen Parr, utilizing tons of Oddball's own footage. It’s already been screening in San Francisco and is slated to play at the Dallas VideoFest and the Mill Valley Film Festival.