Jonathan LaPoma

Author / Screenwriter / Songwriter

Posts Tagged ‘Southern California Screenplay Competition’

THE KIDNAPPED a Semi-Finalist in Southern California Screenplay Competition

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy THE KIDNAPPED is a semi-finalist in the 2018 Southern California Screenplay Competition.

THE KIDNAPPED follows a Mexican drug cartel boss who kidnaps a washed-up Hollywood director, and the two are driven to insanity while shooting a documentary about the boss’s once-powerful cartel–a project meant to help both men reclaim lost glory.

THE WAY BACK HOME, Semifinalist in SoCal Screenplay

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length coming-of-age drama THE WAY BACK HOME is a semifinalist in the 2017 Southern California Screenplay Competition. This is the script’s 20th award/honor and LaPoma’s 117th overall.

LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO a Finalist in Southern California Screenplay Competition

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova’s feature-length coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2016 Southern California Screenplay Competition. LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO is ranked in the top 2% of the more than 2,700 scripts listed on and has won 26 awards/honors.