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Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil is a story about an extraordinary group of South Philadelphia Steelworkers who must learn to set aside their differences to fight the corporate and political forces intent on destroying them and the American labor movement.

  • Bilal Motley
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Writer Biography - Bilal Motley

I am a writer, producer, actor, father and husband from Greater Philadelphia. For thirteen years, I have worked as a steelworker and shift foreman at the area’s largest oil refinery. My TV pilot script, Midnight Oil, draws on this experience. The story bears witness to the decimation of the American labor movement and the working-class struggle to reclaim the American Dream.

As a filmmaker, I align with films that explore class and race. I worked as a line producer on the My Natural Life web series and actor in the film, THUG. I regularly collaborate with the non-profit film school and production company, Big Picture Alliance. I also have studied screenwriting with network TV showrunner, Jerry Perzigian, at the Jacob Krueger Studio in New York City and regularly participate in offerings of the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia.

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