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A young girl's imaginary friend starts killing her family off, one by one. But what can you do when you're only nine, and Death wants to play? Selected for The 2016 BloodList. Winner of the 2016 ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition.

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By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

After his brother attempts suicide a few weeks before Christmas, an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family to help his brother, only to discover that his brother is the sanest of them all [Ranked 1st in the "GLBT" category of MovieBytes's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts. Austin Film Festival Second Round, Page International Quarterfinalist]. Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/02/2016; Updated: 06/06/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A young boy who loves animals must cope with his father’s insistence that he will someday work in the slaughterhouse that has employed the men of his family for the past several generations. [21 awards/honors including, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category).] Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 06/06/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

Two estranged best friends set off on a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America dominated by apathy and discord. It is soon clear, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks. [19 awards/honors, including first place in the 2016 London Film Awards, the 2014 Awareness Film Festival, and the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards]. Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 06/06/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

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. [9 awards/honors including, Honorable Mention, 2014 Indie Gathering Film Festival and Top Three Finalist, 2015 River Bend Film Fest] Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 06/06/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

An impressionable young man 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 [Ranked 10th in the Drama short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]. Synopsis

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 07/19/2015; Updated: 06/06/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student. [Ranked 2nd in the Urban short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"] Synopsis

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 06/27/2015; Updated: 06/13/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A successful but unhappy novelist reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral and reminisces about his experiences playing basketball on a city court to escape his abusive home. [Ranked 7th in the Urban category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"] Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 06/06/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A struggling Hollywood screenwriter recruits his former best friends to help him write a script about a series of pranks they pulled in high school, and they discover why their friendship fell apart (ADAPTATION meets IDIOCRACY). Synopsis

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(Posted: 12/02/2016; Updated: 06/06/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A troubled 22-year-old man moves to Mexico and better understands the addiction and mental illness destroying his life. Synopsis

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Format: Novel

(Posted: 04/02/2017; Updated: 06/06/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools. [#1 Amazon Best Seller ("Satire" and "Urban Life" Kindle categories) and Winner of 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes (Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction category)] Synopsis

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Format: Novel

(Posted: 07/19/2015; Updated: 06/06/2017 )