Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length holiday-themed black comedy, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, is a finalist in the 2017 Twister Alley Film Festival. This is the script’s 14th award/honor in the last year, and LaPoma’s 116th overall.
Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length comedy DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! is a semifinalist in the 2017 Monthly Film Festival. DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! follows a struggling Hollywood screenwriter who recruits his former best friends to help him write a script about a series of pranks they pulled in high school that led to the end of their friendship.
Jonathan LaPoma’s short script A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES is one of eight scripts nominated for “Best Original Screenplay” at the 2017 Oregon Short Film Festival. A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES follows an impressionable young man who struggles to make sense of the alternating good and bad advice he receives from a much older friend as they travel through the heart of Mexican drug territory on a cursed trip to a remote Pacific coast beach.
This script is based on a short story of the same name that appeared in the November 2014 issue of 34thParallel Magazine, and that short story is based on a chapter of LaPoma’s novel UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRAN, which will be published later this year.
Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length, holiday-themed black comedy, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, has advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is ranked 2nd in the GLBT category of MovieBytes.com’s Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts and has won 10 awards/honors in the last 7 months.
This is LaPoma’s 110th award/honor for his 10 scripts.