O’side looks great on film and TV.
Top Gun. Bring It On. Animal Kingdom. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. These are just some of the films and shows that have helped make O’side settings and backdrops famous. Why do productions love us? Because we’re only 90 miles south of Los Angeles, with epic weather, an authentic beach vibe, and iconic locales like the historic pier and our charming harbor. Basically, O’side is all about that rarest of rare things: o’riginal character.
“I just wanted to thank you for all of the extraordinary help you gave us during our filming of Animal Kingdom. You gave us access to a beautiful city, and your assistance was crucial to making our show successful. The cooperation you and your team provided us was essential to that success. Animal Kingdom is incredibly lucky to call Oceanside home.”
John Wells Productions
An annual week-long event held every August, the Oceanside International Film Festival offers independent local and international filmmakers an opportunity to share their work with audiences and critics alike. Film buffs from all over the world come to O’side, drawn for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and tradition of artistic freedom.