About The West Side

The West Side is an urban western, created by Ryan Koo and Zack Lieberman. Set in a unique, alternate universe, it melds together elements of two disparate film genres: the grit of an urban setting with the tradition of the American Western. The show is presented free on the internet as a contemporary version of the serial novel; new chapters in the dozen-episode storyline will be posted as quickly as they can be produced. Please subscribe to be notified of new episodes, or read the production blog for updates on the show’s progress (and pitfalls). Check out some of the press we’ve gotten and feel free to let us know what you think on the contact page.

The West Side is currently on hiatus.

The Cast So Far        
Damian Washington   Lionel Pina   Nicholas Job
QasimDamian Washington   MagnerLionel Pina   Idris – Nicholas Job
Elia Monte-Brown   Gerald Vaughan   Brendan Donnelly
Corley – Elia Monte-Brown   Amin – Gerald Vaughan   VictorBrendan Donnelly
James Sampson   Matt Lobenhofer   William Mason
IsaiahJames Sampson   Idris’ Son – Matt Lobenhofer   Hassan – William Mason
Ronnie Giles   Omar Gonzalez    
BarkeepRonnie Giles   SaulOmar Gonzalez    
Eric Ellis Brown   Bernie Orozco   Bishop
Henchman – Eric Ellis Brown   Henchman – Bernie Orozco   Henchman – Bishop
Christopher Carson   Patrick Egan    
Driver – Christopher Carson   Undertaker – Patrick Egan    
Written, produced, directed, shot, edited, and designed by Ryan Koo and Zack Lieberman
Original music byBen Campbell
Associate producersDamian Washington – Felipe Colón
Still photography byCatherine Corley
Featured extras – Royce Wilder – James Dunseith – Felipe Colón – Trevor Craker – Ruby Craker
Special thanks to - Detonation Films – Justine Fasciano – Joe Delgado – The Dead PoetKate Glicksberg
James Lafferty – Adam Ostaszewski – Johnathan Garcia