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SERIES 2

We return to the Hashfield Depot with Keith facing more cutbacks due to the global financial meltdown. He has lost people in nearly every department and moved Melissa back to the phone room. Murray is back as HR Manager and Abdul’s cousin Habib comes in as an additional driver.

The big thing that’s happening to Keith’s depot this series is globalisation. Amanda at head office has decided to outsource an entire depot to compete with Hashfield. Customers call India to book jobs through the Mumbai call centre and cheap, imported Indian drivers run the jobs in Australia on tuk tuks. She wants to prove that the Indians are a cheaper and better option than Aussie workers “Telstra’s been outsourcing for years and look at their profits,” she says. Her one condition is that Jonathon fires Keith Warne if the scheme is successful.

There are the usual disasters, stuff-ups, crazy driving and familiar faces - only this time there is also the animosity between courier depots, who have constant run-ins and the odd scuffle.

CREDITS

MANAGEMENT
KEITH Ian Turpie
AMANDA Amanda Keller
MURRAY Murray Harman
ANTHONY Anthony Salame
JONATHON Brendan Jones
DAMIEN The Darkside

DRIVERS
MARIO Paul Fenech
AGRO Angry Anderson
HABIB Tahir Bilgic
MARK Mark Duncan
MIKE Mike Duncan
ABDUL Ashur Shimon
SOLE Andrew Ausage
JACKIE Joe June
BILL Bill Drury
JENNIFER Jennifer Corfield

DISPATCH

RENZO Renzo Bellato
DAVID David Cooper
LEONARD Jioji Ravulo
ALEX Alex Romano
JIM Jim Webb

PHONE ROOM
MELISSA Melissa Tkautz
DOREEN Maret Archer
JAN Jan Bakker
ELLE Elle Dawe
OLIVER Oliver Miletic
CLARISSA Clarissa Morrison

LOADING DOCK

KEV Kevin Taumata
JJ Aaron McTaggart
GEORGE Stuart Rawe

CREW
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Paul Fenech

PRODUCER Joanne Weatherstone
PRODUCER/FIRST AD Serena Hunt
SBS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Denise Eriksen
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Mike Kliem
EDITOR Dave Rudd
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Xanthe Highfield
MAKE UP ARTIST Marney Hands
SOUND RECORDIST Tony Robson
ADDITIONAL SOUND RECORDIST Ralph Steel
DIRECTORS ASSISTANT/SECOND AD Candice James

PRODUCTION MANAGER Kelly Vincent
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Candice Ellinsworth
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Rachel Biddle

CAMERA ASSISTANT Daniel Graoroski
UNIT/RUNNER Brent McGuigan
ART DIRECTOR Ken Lau
ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT Liam Beck
ART DEPARTMENT INTERN Tali Caspi
ADDITIONAL MAKE UP ARTIST Anastasia Pappas
LOCATION SCOUT Matt Bowie

STUNTS Twin Star Stunts
ADDITIONAL STUNTS Neal Horton
SAFETY REPORTS Mick Hodge
SAFETY OFFICER Kerry Blakeman

POST PRODUCTION HOUSE Babylonia – Dan Gilliland, Esther Flanagan
SOUND POST The Sergery - Serge Lacroix, Laki Fotopoulos
3D GRAPHICS & VFX The Klinik – Clint Logan, Dave Sander
ONLINE Grant Sundin
GRADER Kristian Anderson

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT Hughes Pettit Accountants
LEGALS Michael Easton
INSURANCE FIUA

THANKS TO SBS

HEAD OF PROGRAMMING Matt Campbell
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Heather Oxenham
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Carlie Hill
CONSULTING COMMISSIONING EDITOR Caterina De Nave
DELIVERIES COORDINATOR Amelia Chin
MANAGING EDITOR – ONLINE Nick Doherty
DVD COORDINATOR Angela Klonis
PUBLICIST David Brown

Thanks to: Powerlift (Nissan) Pty Ltd, Remondis, Reverse Garbage, Petals Of Putney, Lexus - Tyson Bowen, Munch Express, Xpresso Delight, David & Amber Mifsud, Daniel Bezzina

EPISODIC

1. INDIANS

ADDITIONAL CREW
ADDITIONAL STUNTS Andreas Birchold
ADDITIONAL STUNTS Joel Burns

ADDITIONAL CAST / SPECIAL GUESTS
PARKING OFFICER Waseem Khan
DAZZA Jason “Jabba” Davis
FERNANDO Orlando Scolese
INDIAN CALL CENTRE GIRL 1 Teresa Ponnor
INDIAN CALL CENTRE GIRL 2 Nalini Krishan
TAXI DRIVER Takahi King
TUCK TRUCK GUY Michael Saker
JONATHON’S ASSISTANT Stephanie Gunn
INDIAN INTERVIEWER Sukh Raj Deepak
PUSH BIKE GUY Neil Horton
BARMAN Joshua Finn

INDIAN DRIVERS
INDIAN DRIVER #1 Antony Ponnor
INDIAN DRIVER #2 Kashif Amjad
INDIAN DRIVER #3 Rumeet Singh
INDIAN DRIVER #4 Shibi Paulose
INDIAN DRIVER #5 Pavan Jholl
INDIAN DRIVER #6 Vamshi Reddy

THANKS TO:
Bayview Hotel, Shelbourne Hotel, RTA – Ian Rowley

MUSIC CREDITS
The Beethoven Choir and The Beethoven Society of Australia
Alex Romano, Mauricio Battistella & Grant Halabe
6 hr Sundae
Against the Grain
Alex Haddad
Billy Bunks
Debbie
Drapht
Dub Doubt
Funkoars
Jumbledat
Large Music
Low Budget
Mixed Interracial Brothers
Nick Nicolas
Skyway Flyers
Starscream
Stinkylips
That's Them
The Corners
The JK Excursion
The Ramblers
Tim Madden
Von Sonic

2. BIG BOX

ADDITIONAL CREW
INDIAN FIXER
Atul Srivastava

ADDITIONAL CAST / SPECIAL GUESTS
PARKING OFFICER
Waseem Khan
FERNANDO Orlando Scolese
HILLARY Teresa Ponnor
INDIAN CALL CENTRE GIRL Nalini Krishan
TUCK TRUCK GUY / THIEF Michael Saker
AMANDA’S ASSIST Romy Teperson
PHONE SHOP GUY Kamahl
UNCLE MOMO Raphael Matarese
INDIAN COURIER Dilshan Rain
IT GUY/CYCLIST Neal Horton
MMA OPPONENT Mick Siebert
MARIO’S PRETTY GIRL Jewell
COW Peaches

INDIAN DRIVERS
INDIAN DRIVER #1 Antony Ponnor
INDIAN DRIVER #2 Kashif Amjad
INDIAN DRIVER #3 Rumeet Singh
INDIAN DRIVER #4 Pavan Jholl
INDIAN DRIVER #5 Vamshi Reddy

THANKS TO:
Elite Fighting Gym, Rhino Mouthguards, SBS Security – John Kanellis

MUSIC CREDITS

The Beethoven Choir and The Beethoven Society of Australia
Alex Romano, Mauricio Battistella & Grant Halabe
Alex Haddad
A-love
Ciecmate& Newsense
Dansar
Delta
D'opus & Roshambo
Drapht
Dub Doubt
Funkoars
MarLo
Mixed Interracial Brothers
Page Boy Music
Pure Product
Rupert Chang
Sereck
Starscream
That's Them
The Corners
The J KExcursion
Von Sonic

3. VALENTINE'S DAY

ADDITIONAL CREW

CAT WRANGLER Val Grayston

ADDITIONAL CAST / SPECIAL GUESTS

DAZZA Jason “Jabba” Davis
PARKING OFFICER Waseem Khan
JOHN L. SULLIVAN Craig Ward
THE REAL JOHN L. SULLIVAN Bill Bently
FERNANDO Orlando Scolese
ABDUL’S SISTER Janine Ginolas
OMAR Ara Natarian
BABY Genevieve DeHuff
ANGRY MAN 1 Michael Zarakis
ANGRY MAN 2 Rob Shehadie
ANGRY WOMAN Roxanne Holmes
DAVID’S GIRLFRIEND Phoebe Leonard
AMANDA’S ASSISTANT Romy Teaperson
JONATHON’S ASSISTANT Stephanie Gunn
POOL KID Dylan Falzon

THANKS TO:
Ninety Rhodes Café
Nad’s Laser Clinic
Quest Serviced Apartments
Cafe Beanz
Roses Only
Krispy Kreme
Crumb Cafe

MUSIC CREDITS
The Beethoven Choir and The Beethoven Society of Australia
Alex Romano, Mauricio Battistella & Grant Halabe
A-Love
Chasm
Dansar
Drapht
Dub Doubt
Funkoars
Grumpy Neighbour
Ian Tambo
King Tide
Large Rabbit
Lori Chacko
Low Budget
Mixed Interracial Brothers
Page Boy Music
Porchdroid
Ross Fotheringham
Spit Syndicate
Stinkylips
Suburban Ambition
That's Them
The Corners
The J K Excursion
Tim Madden
Trick Productions

4. POLICE


ADDITIONAL CAST / SPECIAL GUESTS

MECHANIC Rob Shehadie
PARKING OFFICER Waseem Khan
DAZZA Jason D Davis
ABDUL’S WIFE Mireille Mazzarolo
ABDUL’S SISTER / HABIB’S CUTE GIRL Janine Ginolas
BABY Genevieve DeHuff
VAN INSTRUCTOR Garry Who
BIKE INSTRUCTOR Elliot Goblet
FORKLIFT INSTRUCTOR Sukh Raj Deepak
JONATHON’S ASSISTANT Stephanie Gunn
INDIAN CALL CENTRE GIRL Nalini Krishan
DETECTIVE Keiren Revell
COP 1 Lachlan Kelaher
COP 2 Justin Costello
SURFBOARD STUNTIE Neal Horton
GROCERY LADY Jackie Murray
MARIO’S CUTE GIRL Berenger Rose
TOPLESS BARMAID Trinity Porter
TOPLESS BARMAID Taylor Gunz

INDIAN DRIVERS
INDIAN DRIVER #1 Antony Ponnor
INDIAN DRIVER #2 Kashif Amjad
INDIAN DRIVER #3 Pavan Jholl
INDIAN DRIVER #4 Rumeet Singh
INDIAN DRIVER #5 Vamshi Reddy

THANKS TO:
AJays Auto Centre
Krispy Kreme
Regatta Centre

MUSIC CREDITS
The Beethoven Choir and The Beethoven Society of Australia
Alex Romano, Mauricio Battistella & Grant Halabe
68 Fastback
Alex Haddad
Daemon Foetal Harvest
Dansar
Dead City Souls
Debbie
DJ Bonez
Drapht
Dub Doubt
Funkoars
Lizard
Mixed Interracial Brothers
Scott Burns
Sloth
Terrafirma
That's Them
The Corners
The Disables
The Hollow Cell
The J K Excursion
The Ramblers
Tim Madden

5. MEDICAL

ADDITIONAL CAST / SPECIAL GUESTS
TAXI DRIVER Waseem Khan
DAZZA Jason “Jabba” Davis
AMANDA’S ASSISTANT Romy Teaperson
BOBO Johnny Boxer
JUNKIE Chris Tibbles
CUSTOMS OFFICER Tairi Tearoa

THANKS TO:
Harry’s Café de Wheels
Ali Graham (fake limbs)

MUSIC CREDITS
The Beethoven Choir and The Beethoven Society of Australia
Alex Romano, Mauricio Battistella & Grant Halabe
Alex Haddad
Audio Slingers
Bias B
Debbie
Drapht
Dub Doubt
Foreign Bodies
Funkoars
Grumpy Neighbour
John Biechun
King Tide
Large Rabbit
Liquid M / MarLo
Low Budget
Rob Hectik
Ross Aubrey
Sammy Giaccotta
Saqun
Starscream
That's Them
The Corners
The J K Excursion
The Ramblers
Trick Productions
Von Sonic

6. BIRTHDAY

ADDITIONAL CAST / SPECIAL GUESTS
FERNANDO Orlando Scolese
GRACE Jean Kittson
INDIAN CALL CENTRE GIRL 1 Teresa Ponnor
INDIAN CALL CENTRE GIRL 2 Nalini Krishan
MOTORBIKE GIRL Jackie Murray
MANDY THE STRIPPER Trinity Porter
TAXI DRIVER Takahi King
CHEF Peter Evans
TRAINER Tim Pace
TUCK TRUCK GUY Michael Saker
YOUNG KEITH Neal Horton
YOUNG '70S GIRL Berenger Rose

INDIAN DRIVERS

INDIAN DRIVER #1 Antony Ponnor
INDIAN DRIVER #2 Kashif Amjad
INDIAN DRIVER #3 Pavan Jholl
INDIAN DRIVER #4 Rumeet Singh
INDIAN DRIVER #5 Vamshi Reddy
INDIAN DRIVER #6 Dilshan Rain

THANKS TO:

Hugo’s Group
Nexx Helmets
City Scooter
Everyday Pets

MUSIC CREDITS
The Beethoven Choir and The Beethoven Society of Australia
Alex Romano, Mauricio Battistella & Grant Halabe
6hr Sundae
Against The Grain
Alex Haddad
Billy Bunks
Debbie
Drapht
Dub Doubt
Funkoars
Jumbledat
Large Music
Low Budget
Nick Nicolas
Mixed Interracial Brothers
Skyway Flyers
Stinkylips
That's Them
The Corners
The J K Excursion
The Ramblers
Tim Madden
Von Sonic

7. UNLICENSED

ADDITIONAL CREW
STUNTS Andreas Birchold

ADDITIONAL CAST / SPECIAL GUESTS
PARKING OFFICER Waseem Khan
DAZZA Jason D Davis
AMANDA’S ASSISTANT Romy Teperson
JONATHON’S ASSISTANT Stephanie Gunn
NIGHTSHIFT LADY Kris Stanley
INDIAN DRIVER
Kashif Amjad
SHOPPING TROLLEY LADY Jackie Murray
ABDUL FIRE DOUBLE Dennis Bexis

THANKS TO:
Express Carwash
West Ryde Pub
Xpresso Delight

MUSIC CREDITS
The Beethoven Choir and The Beethoven Society of Australia
Alex Romano, Mauricio Battistella & Grant Halabe
68 Fastback
Alex Haddad
Chasm
Dansar
Debbie
Drapht
Dub Doubt
Funkoars
Jape Squad
Jedi Star
Large Music
Large Rabbit
Lizard
Mixed Interracial Brothers
rob Hectik
Sereck
Stinkylips
The Corners
The Hollow Cell
The J K Excursion
The Ramblers
The Waysmiths
Tim Madden
Trick Productions
Vents
Von Sonic

8. SNOW


ADDITIONAL CAST / SPECIAL GUESTS
SKI HRE GUY Neal Horton

THANKS TO:
Perisher Ski Resort
Sundeck Hotel
Bar Fresh
Ski Barn

MUSIC CREDITS
The Beethoven Choir and The Beethoven Society of Australia
Alex Romano, Mauricio Battistella & Grant Halabe
Chasm
Drapht
Dub Doubt
Flavien
Future Song
Ian Tambo
Kananga
Large Rabbit
MarLo
Mixed Interracial Brothers
Nick Nicolas
Page Boy Music
Porchdroid
Ross Fotheringham
Sereck
That’s Them
The Chronics
The Corners
The Disables
The JK Excursion
The Ramblers
The Waysmiths
Trick Productions

9. WEDDING 1

ADDITIONAL CREW
Armourer Johan Earl

ADDITIONAL CAST / SPECIAL GUESTS
FERNANDO Orlando Scolese
UNCLE MOMO Raphael Materese
MELISSA’S MAMA Maria Vanuti
WEATHER GUY Jordon Raskoupoulos
INDIAN CALL CENTRE GIRL 1 Hillary Teresa Ponnor
INDIAN CALL CENTRE GIRL 2 Nalini Krishan

INDIAN DRIVERS
INDIAN DRIVER #1 Antony Ponnor
INDIAN DRIVER #2 Kashif Amjad
INDIAN DRIVER #3 Pavan Jholl
INDIAN DRIVER #4 Rumeet Singh
INDIAN DRIVER #5 Vamshi Reddy
INDIAN DRIVER #6 Ashok Palani

THANKS TO:
Roses Only
Sydney Observatory
The Gun Shop

MUSIC CREDITS

The Beethoven Choir and The Beethoven Society of Australia
Alex Romano, Mauricio Battistella & Grant Halabe
A Love
Against The Grain
Alex Haddad
Benjamin Phillips
Digital Fiction
Drapht
Dub Doubt
Foreign Bodies
King Tide
Large Music
Large Rabbit
Lyrical Commission
Mixed Interracial Brothers
Nick Nicolas
Pure Product
Sereck
Stinkylips
That’s Them
The Corners
The JK Excursion
The Ramblers
Tim Madden

10. WEDDING 2

ADDITIONAL CREW

STUNT DRIVER
Andreas Birchold
ARMOURER Johan Earl

ADDITIONAL CAST / SPECIAL GUESTS

FERNANDO Orlando Scolese
GRACE Jean Kittson
MECHANIC Rob Shehadie
INDIAN CALL CENTRE GIRL 1 Hillary Teresa Ponnor
INDIAN CALL CENTRE GIRL 2 Nalini Krishan
JONATHON’S ASSISTANT Stephanie Gunn
AMANDA’S ASSIST Romy Teaperson
INDIAN DRIVER Pavan Jholl
MELISSA’S MAMA Maria Vanuti
HUMMER DUDE Kevin Copeland
HUMMER DUDETTE Jewell
BOOK SHOP GIRL Phoebe Leonard
OLD REG Barry Crocker AM
WEDDING CELEBRANT George Kapinaris

THANKS TO:
Roses Only
AJay’s Auto Centre
A Little White Chapel
North Sydney Leagues Club
Kelly’s Discount Book Shop
The Gun Shop
Oatlands House
Maserati Showroom
Elvis Alive

MUSIC CREDITS

The Beethoven Choir and The Beethoven Society of Australia
Alex Romano, Mauricio Battistella & Grant Halabe
Alex Haddad
Drapht
Dub Doubt
FJ Nanic – Faco
Foreign Bodies
Funkoars
Grumpy Neighbour
Ian Tambo
King Tide
KK Bayz
Large Rabbit
Low Budget
Mixed Interracial Brothers
Nick Nicholas
That’s Them
The Corners
The JK Excursion
The Ramblers
Tim Madden

ADDITIONAL THANKS FOR PAINTBALL:

PRETTY GIRL Sarah Baulkham
PAINTBALL INSTRUCTOR Con Paneras
KEV’S WIFE Natasha Burnzer

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Heartbtreak Ridge Paintball.
www.paintball.net.au

SERIES 1


From the makers of Pizza, comes Swift and Shift Couriers, a hilarious comedy that parodies the people, the politics and the outrageous events of a working-class courier business at the Hashfield depot.

Most people come across couriers bustling about in their trucks and on their bikes, cutting traffic, parking illegally and delivering packages across the CBD. On paper, their profession seems relatively simple. The customer calls in a job, the call centre passes on details to dispatch, they in turn book a courier to arrange the pick up and deliver in a timely manner – easy right?

So how do the team at Swift and Shift Couriers always manage to stuff it up!

Depot manager Keith (Ian Turpie) has worked at Swift & Shift for over 20 years. Despite his wealth of experience, Keith reports to the younger “text book” regional manager Amanda (Amanda Keller). Amanda is determined to prove that she can whip Keith’s underachieving team into shape and gives him 6 months to turn the business around.

Keith knows that transforming is going to be harder then it seems, especially when you have misfits that include call centre newbie Leanne (Kirsty-Lee Allen) “popular” sales rep Melissa (Melissa Tkautz), couriers “Mario” (Paul Fenech) his cousin “Luigi” (Sam Greco), the twins, and Agro (Angry Anderson). Not to mention the lazy loading docks boys headed up by Kiwi Kev (Kev Taumata).

Will Keith manage to turn the Hashfield depot into a well oiled machine? Or will Amanda finally get what she wants and shut the place down?

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