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Dellwood

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

Written by: Jonathan LaPoma     [Contact Author]    Interviews
Format: Screenplay
In the Vein Of: Stand By Me
The Basketball Diaries
Posted: 04/15/2014
Updated: 12/04/2017
Author Bio: Jonathan LaPoma has written seven feature-length and three short screenplays that have won a total of 150 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: Oaxaca FilmFest (Finalist)
San Francisco Global (Finalist)
California (Finalist, Diamond Award)
Finow Film & Script (Finalist)
Aura Screenwriter Awards (Semifinalist)
WriteMovies (Quarterfinalist)
Indie Gathering (Honorable Mention)
FilmMakers/Feature (Quarterfinalist)