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Michael has directed eight episodes of Westside, four in season 2,
which aired in 2016, and four in season 3, which will air in 2017.

Produced by South Pacific Pictures; airing on TV3

premiered on 31 May 2015. It stars Antonia Prebble as Rita West, David de Latour as Ted West,
Dan Musgrove as Lefty Munroe, Esther Stephens as Ngaire Munroe, Tod Emerson as "Bilkie" van Heeder,
Pana Hema Taylor as Bert Thompson, Xavier Horan and Phineas O'Driscoll, Sophie Hambleton as Carol O'Driscoll

Westside is a prequel to Outrageous Fortune, set in the 1970's and 1980's.
Beginning in 1974, each of the 6 episodes of season 1 was set in a subsequent year. 
The 10 episodes of season 2 were all set in 1981, and the 8 episodes of season 3 in 1982.


Behind-the-scenes:  Directing episode 2.04

2.03, written by Kate McDermott; premiered 26 June 2016
Ted goes after a wad of South African cash. A crime close to home
has the Wests joining forces with the police and neighbourhood watch.

2.04, written by James Griffin; premiered 3 July 2016
Rita's ambitious career path for Wolf hits some bumps. Ngaire has a dangerous
liaison, and Bert and Falani take on the Springboks alongside the protestors.

2.07, written by Michael Beran and James Griffin; premiered 24 July 2016
Ted and the boys go huntiing South Africans, while Rita has a mess to sort out with her growing business and an explosive affair.

2.8, written by Kate McDermott; premiered 31 July 2016
The wives financially support their men - which doesn't go down well, and the Springboks tour divides the gang and the country.


Michael directed 4 episodes - 3, 4, 7 & 8 - from late October 2016 through mid-February 2017.

Season 3 will begin airing on 10 July 2017.


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