Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length dramas SOFI’S JOURNEY and THE WAY BACK HOME are semifinalists in the 2016 Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival.
An obsessive-compulsive twenty-one-year-old Peruvian woman, hoping to find love and relief from her mental illness, travels from Lima to the USA on a work-abroad program and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana (GIRL, INTERRUPTED meets MARIA FULL OF GRACE). SOFI’S JOURNEY has won 8 awards/honors including 3rd place in the 2015 River Bend Film Festival and Honorable Mention in the 2014 Indie Gathering Film Festival.
THE WAY BACK HOME:
A young boy who loves animals must cope with his father’s insistence that he’ll someday work in the slaughterhouse that’s employed the men of their family for the last several generations (KES meets BILLY ELLIOT). THE WAY BACK HOME has won 18 awards/honors, including the Grand Jury Prize of both the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and the 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and the Grand Prize of the 2014 London Film Awards. It’s also ranked in the top 2% of the over 2,700 screenplays listed on MovieBytes.com.
LaPoma’s ten scripts have won 98 total awards/honors since 2013.