An Odd Film Archive

By Joshua Moore

 

This short film is A creative profile on Stephen Parr, the Oddball behind San Francisco's Oddball Films.

steve is an archivist, a curator, a collector and artist, a writer and Image Maker. ask him yourself and he'll tell you he's in the memory business.

i am really in the memory business
— stephen parr

he's been in this business since 1984. It's housed in San Francisco, on the third floor of an industrial Warehouse. there's 6,000 square feet of space in that space with over 50,000 films. this is the largest private film archive in Northern California. it's also the most unusual.

since 1984, housed in San Francisco, on the third floor of an industrial Warehouse. there's 6,000 square feet of space in that space with over 50,000 films. this is the largest private film archive in Northern California.

it's where filmmakers license the odd and the extraordinary for their Projects, Home Movies, b-roll, TV shows, news footage, propaganda, historical, medical or educational, experimental, erotic. these are the films hidden in the crevices of our culture.

oddball films – it's where you can find, since 1984, the most unusual. it's also where filmmakers license the odd and the extraordinary for their Projects, Home Movies, b-roll, TV shows, news footage, propaganda, historical, medical or educational, experimental, erotic. these are the films hidden in the crevices of our culture.


watch "oddball" to get to know steve parr and his uncommon, fantastic story



"oddball" official selection: Mill Valley Film Festival, Dallas Video Fest, SF IndieFest, Florida Film Festival, Taos Shortz, Disposable Film Festival, Marfa Film Festival, Vimeo Staff Pick.


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