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A Noble Truth

Drama 
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. [20 awards/honors, including first place in the 2016 London Film Awards, the 2014 Awareness Film Festival, and the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards]. Synopsis

Written by: Jonathan LaPoma     [Contact Author]    Interviews
Format: Screenplay
In the Vein Of: Easy Rider
Good Will Hunting
The Motorcycle Diaries
Posted: 04/15/2014
Updated: 10/24/2017
Author Bio: Jonathan LaPoma has written seven feature-length and three short screenplays that have won a total of 147 awards/honors since 2013, three novels, and hundreds of poems and songs. His black comedy script HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (producer of AMERICAN PIE and FINAL DESTINATION films) in July 2017. LaPoma's award-winning, best-selling novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY (#1 Amazon Best Seller in the "Satire" and "Urban Life" Kindle categories), and his screenplay A NOBLE TRUTH were published by Laughing Fire Press in 2015, and his short story A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES appeared in 34thParallel Magazine's November 2014 issue. LaPoma's screenplays have won 1st place victories in the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest (Grand Jury Prize--best overall of over 1,000 submissions), the 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (two wins: Grand Jury Prize and Grand Prize: Drama Category), the 2014 and 2015 London Film Awards, the 2016 MAC Underground Film Festival, the 2016 Auckland Film Festival, the 2014 Awareness Film Festival, and the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards (The New York Award). He has also been a jury member for the 2016 Cordoba International Film Festival (short film category), and the 2015 and 2016 San Diego International Kids Film Festival (screenwriting category).

LaPoma has 3 scripts ranked in the top 4% of the more than 2,700 scripts listed on MovieBytes.com: -THE WAY BACK HOME: Top 2% -A NOBLE TRUTH: Top 3% -LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE): Top 1%

Four of his scripts are ranked in the Top 10 Winning Screenplays section of MovieBytes.com (of the more than 2,700 listed):

-LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE): 9th in "Drama," 3rd in "Romance," and 2nd in "Urban" -DELLWOOD: 7th in "Urban" and 8th in "Sports" -HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 5th in "GLBT" -SANDLEY: 2nd in "Urban," 8th in "Comedy," and 8th in "Drama" (short script categories)

www.jonlapoma.com

Contest Results: Awareness Festival (First Place)
West Field (First Place, Upstate New York Category)
London Film Awards (First Place, Grand Prize)
Austin Revolution (Semifinalist) [2017]
Blowup Film Fest (Finalist)
New Life Film Festival (Finalist)
Las Vegas Screenplay (Finalist)
Wayfarer (Finalist)
EyeCatcher (Finalist)
Twister Alley Festival (Finalist)
Buffalo Niagara Festival (Finalist)
Glendale Festival (Finalist)
Evolution (Finalist, Mallorca)
Beverly Hills Fest (Finalist)
Oaxaca FilmFest (Finalist)
Sacramento Fest (Finalist)
Courier (Semifinalist)
Indie Gathering (Honorable Mention)
WriteMovies (Quarterfinalist)
Mountain Film (Honorable Mention)