The Price of Paradise
A film by the County of Santa Barbara and Extra Mile Films.
Santa Barbara County, paradise to some, has seen a dramatic escalation in the cost of housing, thus displacing the community's critical workforce. The experiences of those workers and the impacts to families, community and employers provide insight and an understanding of the need for affordable workforce housing. The 42-minute documentary features interviews, artistic cinematography and a percussionist soundtrack.
Oxnard Independent Film Festival 2006: winner of the award for Best Documentary Feature.
Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2007: Friday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Marjorie Luke Theater and Monday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. at Victoria Hall. At each screening, The Price of Paradise is the 2nd film on the schedule and audience Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. Purchase tickets here.
Ojai Film Festival 2007: Sunday, October 7, 3:00 p.m. at the Art Center Theater. Audience Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. Purchase tickets here.
Written, Produced and Directed by: Lisa Snider (center)
Cinematography and Editing by: Michael Anderson (left) and Austen Collins (right) of Extra Mile Films
Feature Story in VC Reporter by Stacey Wiebe (Jan. 2007)
Story in VC Reporter (Oct. 2007)
Feature Story in Ventura County STAR by Scott Hadly (Jan. 2007)
News Stories in Santa Barbara News-Press: Jan. 2007 and Oct. 2007
Ojai Valley News: Sept. 2006 (pg A8), Jan. 2007 (front page), Oct. 2007 (front page)
Hi-Def Trailers on SBiTV
Interviews:On-Camera Interview with the Filmmakers:
Post-Screening Director Q&A at the Marjorie Luke:
Airing on local cable television:
The Santa Barbara Channels' Ch. 21
Ventura's CAPS TV Ch.6
Oxnard Independent Film Festival Best Documentary FeatureCommunity Access Partners Television CAPPIE
The Dylan Group