“Julian Price: Envisioning Community, Investing in People,” won its first award, The Grand Jury Prize, last month at the Film Invasion L.A. Last week it picked up its second prize for Best Community Development Film at the New Urbanism Film Festival, also in Los Angeles, Calif.
In Asheville, Price tried to fly under the radar as much as possible. But when you contribute nearly $10 million of your personal wealth to help revitalize a long-neglected city, folks are bound to take notice.
Philanthropist Julian Price passed away in 2001, but his legacy continues to impact Asheville. The Julian Price Project plans to create a short introductory video and a longer documentary film. This week Erin Derham, the filmmaker behind Buskin’ Blues, signed on as director and oral historian.