Jonathan LaPoma

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A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES, Official Selection of Near Nazareth Fest

Jonathan LaPoma’s short coming-of-age drama A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES is an official selection of the 2017 Near Nazareth Festival. This is LaPoma’s 125th award/honor.

Jon LaPoma Finishes First Draft of Latest Novel

Jonathan LaPoma finished the first draft of his latest novel today, which is inspired by a cross-country road trip he took with a friend after graduating college in 2005. The novel is the first book in a loosely-linked series with UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRAN and DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY as books two and three, respectively. The latest novel doesn’t yet have a title.

He hopes to get started on the fourth, and final, book in the series soon.

LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO a Runner Up in British Independent Film Fest

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova’s feature-length drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a runner up in the 2017 British Independent Film Festival.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS an Official Selection of Sunset Film Fest

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is an official selection of the 2017 Sunset Film Festival. This is the script’s 19th award/honor and LaPoma’s 123rd overall.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS Advances in Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS has advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 Table Read My Screenplay Contest. This is the script’s 18th award/honor in the last year, and LaPoma’s 122nd overall. HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is ranked 1st in the GLBT, 5th in the Comedy, and 7th in the Drama categories of MovieBytes.com’s Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS Wins iHolly Film Festival

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS won Best Dramatic Screenplay at the 2017 iHolly Next Generation Indie Film Festival.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Finalist in iHolly Film Fest

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a finalist in the 2017 iHolly Next Generation Indie Film Festival. This is the script’s 16th award/honor and LaPoma’s 120th overall. HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is ranked 2nd in the GLBT and 9th in the Comedy categories of MovieBytes.com’s Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts.

THE WAY BACK HOME, Finalist in Cannes Screenplay Contest

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length, coming-of-age drama THE WAY BACK HOME is a finalist in the 2017 Cannes Screenplay Contest. This is the script’s 21st award/honor and LaPoma’s 119th overall.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS Wins 3rd in Las Vegas Screenplay Contest

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS won 3rd in the Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (comedy category). HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is currently ranked 2nd in the GLBT and 9th in the Comedy categories of Moviebytes.com’s Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts, and has won 15 awards/honors in the last year. This is LaPoma’s 118th overall award/honor.

THE WAY BACK HOME, Semifinalist in SoCal Screenplay

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length coming-of-age drama THE WAY BACK HOME is a semifinalist in the 2017 Southern California Screenplay Competition. This is the script’s 20th award/honor and LaPoma’s 117th overall.