The Oakland Police Project

Open’hood, in co-production with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and the PBS series Independent Lens, is now underway with THE OAKLAND POLICE PROJECT, the follow-up to THE WAITING ROOM and the 2nd film of our Oakland Trilogy. We are so grateful for the support of everyone at ITVS as well as our incredible funders for believing in the mission of Open’hood and this film. THANK YOU!! Catapult Film Fund, Cinereach, Sundance DFP, CNN, Ford Foundation JustFilms, California Council for the Humanities, Kapor Center for Social Impact, The Filmmakers Fund, and now the San Francisco Film Society!

We’ll be hard at work filming through the summer. We will update you in the Fall as we begin post-production.

Until Then,

Pete Nicks, Director
The Oakland Police Project



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