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.
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.
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.