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 WashingtonLionel PinaNicholas Job
QasimDamian WashingtonMagnerLionel PinaIdris – Nicholas Job
Elia Monte-BrownGerald VaughanBrendan Donnelly
Corley – Elia Monte-BrownAmin – Gerald VaughanVictorBrendan Donnelly
James SampsonMatt LobenhoferWilliam Mason
IsaiahJames SampsonIdris’ Son – Matt LobenhoferHassan – William Mason
Ronnie GilesOmar Gonzalez
BarkeepRonnie GilesSaulOmar Gonzalez


Eric Ellis BrownBernie OrozcoBishop
Henchman – Eric Ellis BrownHenchman – Bernie OrozcoHenchman – Bishop
Christopher CarsonPatrick Egan
Driver – Christopher CarsonUndertaker – Patrick Egan


Written, produced, directed, shot, edited, and designed by Ryan Bilsborrow-Koo and Zachary 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 toDetonation Films – Justine Fasciano – Joe Delgado – The Dead PoetKate Glicksberg
James Lafferty – Adam Ostaszewski – Johnathan Garcia


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