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Open Screenplay to produce M Film Lab Winner “Black Metal”

Open Screenplay to produce M Film Lab Winner “Black Metal”

Nov 22, 2022

TORONTO, Nov 11, 2022 – Open Screenplay has announced that it has been tapped by  M Film Lab to produce the winning script from their Spring 2022 Program, titled Black Metal.  The short film screenplay was the top script to emerge from their screenwriting lab aimed at empowering Black writers, and was penned by the talented up and coming writer/director Michael Johnson.

Black Metal tells the story of a Black teen determined to make it as a heavy metal artist in defiance of his father, a failed jazz musician. The script was lauded by the M Film Lab mentors and board for its originality and strong message. This film would mark the first completed project to come out of the M Film Lab program, and  is slated to shoot in Los Angeles in late November, 

Mr.Mohanad Malas, founder of The M Film Lab said “Black Metal is a great example of the type of creativity and originality that emerges when you create space for diverse storytellers, which is what the M Film Lab, and our partners at Open Screenplay, set out to do”.  The M Film Lab utilizes Open Screenplay’s online platform, advanced screenwriting and collaboration tools, to facilitate the efficient hosting of workshops. In addition, Open Screenplay has produced several critically acclaimed short films from screenwriters discovered on its platform.  

Open Screenplay Founder & CEO, Khaled Sabawi said “Our mission has always been to facilitate the entire journey of emerging storytellers, up to and including the production of a completed screenplay. That is why we applaud the M Film Lab, and its founder Mr. Malas, for sharing this vision.” 


About Open Screenplay

Open Screenplay, a free, first-of-its-kind online platform that enables businesses to generate authentic and diverse stories from their audience while providing access to writers struggling to break into the business by helping them create better stories through the platform’s proven story-writing process and tools. Open Screenplay is creating a global community, where members have the option to collaborate with writers around the world. Visit us at www.openscreenplay.com


Press Contact: Khaled Sabawi, Founder & CEO

Email: press@openscreenplay.com