A Noble Truth

Two estranged best friends set off on a road trip to explore what truths, if any, unite people in a modern America dominated by apathy and discord. In this quest for truth, however, it is soon clear that truths are the last things either man seeks. EASY RIDER meets GOOD WILL HUNTING.

  • Jonathan LaPoma
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    drama, road trip
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    United States
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  • London Film Awards, 2016

    Grand Prize
  • Awareness Film Festival, 2014

    1st Place
  • West Field Screenwriting Awards, 2014

    1st Place
  • Rated SR – Socially Relevant Film Festival, 2014

    Top 4 Scripts
  • Indie Gathering Film Festival, 2013

    Honorable Mention
  • Mountain Film Festival, 2015

    Honorable Mention
  • Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, 2016

  • Beverly Hills Film Festival, 2014

  • Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, 2015

  • Twister Alley International Film Festival, 2015

  • Courier Awards, 2015

  • Austin Revolution Film Festival, 2017

  • EyeCatcher International Film Festival, 2016

    Official Selection
  • Wayfarer Film Festival, 2016

    Official Selection
  • NewLife Film & Script & Music Festival, 2016

    Official Selection
  • Glendale International Film Festival, 2015

    Official Selection
  • Evolution Mallorca Film Festival, 2015

    Official Selection
  • Sacramento International Film Festival, 2014

    Official Selection
  • Oaxaca Film Festival, 2013

    Official Selection
  • BLOW UP Chicago International Arthouse Film Fest, 2015

    Official Selection
  • WriteMovies, 2013

  • Filmmakers International, 2013

    Second-Round Qualifier
Writer Biography - Jonathan LaPoma

Jonathan LaPoma is an award-winning, best-selling novelist, optioned screenwriter, songwriter, and poet from Buffalo, NY. In 2005, he received a BA in history and a secondary education credential from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and he traveled extensively throughout the United States and Mexico after graduating. These experiences have become the inspiration for much of his writing, which often explores themes of alienation and misery as human constructions that can be overcome through self-understanding and the acceptance of suffering.

LaPoma has written three novels, eleven screenplays, and hundreds of songs and poems. His screenplays have won over 140 awards/honors at various international screenwriting competitions, and his black comedy script HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (AMERICAN PIE, FINAL DESTINATION, THE BIG HIT). LaPoma's novel DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY is an Amazon Best Seller ("Satire" and "Urban Life" Kindle categories), and it won the 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes (Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction category) and won the bronze medal in the 2016 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Awards (Adult eBook category). His novel UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN won the silver medal in the 2017 FAPA President's Awards (Contemporary/Literary category). He lives in San Diego and teaches at a public secondary school.

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Writer Statement

I typically write character-driven dramas that are equal parts dark and humorous, and my work often explores themes of alienation and misery as human constructions that can be overcome through self-understanding and the acceptance of suffering. With my work, I hope to inspire people to lean toward their own suffering so that they can live fuller and richer lives.