Jonathan LaPoma

Author / Screenwriter / Songwriter

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HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS Advances to Second Round of Austin Film Festival

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length holiday-themed comedy, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, has advanced to the second round of the 2016 Austin Film Festival. They had this to say about the script:

“Our readers felt your script was effectively funny with nuanced and witty dialogue. Jim is a very well-rounded character with an interesting arc.”

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS follows an asshole with a heart of gold who moves back in with his dysfunctional family after his brother attempts suicide a few weeks before Christmas, only to find that his brother is the sanest of them all (BAD SANTA meets SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK).

This is the script’s 6th award/honor in the last two months, and LaPoma’s 92nd overall for his 9 screenplays.

A NOBLE TRUTH Advances in Wayfarer Film Festival

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length coming-of-age drama A NOBLE TRUTH is an official selection of the 2016 Wayfarer Film Festival, which “…embodies the spirit of the great American road trip, the lost traveler, and the unbeaten path.”

A NOBLE TRUTH follows two estranged best friends who take a road trip through the US and into Mexico to discover what truths unite people in a world slipping deeper into apathy and discord. It’s soon event, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks (EASY RIDER meets THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES).

A NOBLE TRUTH has won 17 awards/honors, and LaPoma’s 9 scripts have won 90 overall.