Jonathan LaPoma

Author / Screenwriter

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July 15, 2015–Jonathan LaPoma’s Award-Winning Screenplay Published by Laughing Fire Press

SAN DIEGO, CA-July 13, 2015 – Jonathan LaPoma announced today that his multi-award-winning feature-length screenplay A Noble Truth is available for purchase in various ebook formats on Amazon.com and on the Laughing Fire Press website (www.laughingfire.com). A Noble Truth has won twelve awards/honors at various international screenwriting competitions since 2013, and is ranked in the top 5% of the over 2,500 feature-length screenplays listed on the international screenwriting website MovieBytes.com.

A Noble Truth follows two estranged best friends, one a once-rising songwriter who mysteriously quit the music scene to return to his hometown of Buffalo, NY and work as an ice-machine repairman, and the other a Columbia Journalism School dropout, take a road trip throughout the US and into Mexico to write a book about what truths unite people in a modern world slipping deeper into apathy and discord. But it’s soon evident that on this quest for truth, truth is the last thing either man seeks. A Noble Truth won first place in both the 2014 Awareness Film Festival and the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards (The New York Award), and can be described as Easy Rider meets Good Will Hunting.

A Noble Truth is a powerful and poetic coming-of-age drama, and I’m thrilled that Laughing Fire Press has chosen it for publication,” said LaPoma.

Laughing Fire Press is one of many independent presses and groups concerned with raising public awareness about the social, political, cultural, economic, and ecological issues in today’s world.

Jonathan LaPoma is an award-winning screenwriter, novelist, songwriter, and poet from Buffalo, NY. His five feature-length screenplays have won over 40 awards/honors in various international screenwriting competitions since 2013, including the Grand Jury Prize in both the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and the 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, the Grand Prize in both the 2014 London Film Awards and 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and first place in both the 2014 Awareness Film Festival and 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards (The New York Award). His novel Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story, which will also be published by Laughing Fire Press in September 2015, is a finalist in the 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes for best Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction.

LaPoma typically writes character-driven dramas that blend equal parts darkness and humor, and his work often explores themes of alienation and misery as human constructions that can be overcome through self-understanding and the acceptance of suffering. He lives in San Diego, CA.

www.jonlapoma.com