The series follows the hilarious escapades of three young Sydneysiders, each trying to find their groove between the 'white Australia' vibe and their own cultural roots.
Get ready to dive into the world of Westerners, an insightful new miniseries cooked up by Munasib Hamid, ABC, and Screen Australia. Across three episodes, you’ll be taken on a wild journey through Australia's diverse cultural scene, mixing laughs with some deep thoughts about life.
But Westerners isn't just about multiculturalism; it's a celebration of this sunburnt country as a land of dreams and opportunities for everyone, with the series following the hilarious escapades of three young Sydneysiders, each trying to find their groove between the 'white Australia' vibe and their own cultural roots.
This captivating journey is made possible through funding from Screen Australia and ABC's Fresh Blood 3 initiative, supporting emerging Aussie comedy and entertainment creators.
You can check out Westerners on ABC TV + iview YouTube channel here
In the first episode, Talking Out Your Arts, meet Jackie, a Cantonese-Australian with a passion for visual art. Her mum might not get it, but Jackie finds solace in her creative expression. Then there's Tasneem, the Bangladeshi-Australian fashionista, in Second Hand Lamp, wrestling with her roots in Western Sydney and trying to make it big in the fashion world. And don't forget Abdullah in Dulla's Day Off, the Lebanese-Australian who's dodging marriage like it's a game of footy.
Every scene of Westerners is steeped in the vibrant local artistic community. The miniseries, skillfully written and directed by Munasib Hamid, Kevin Jin, Miski Omar, and Shehryar Hussain, offers a genuine peek into the creative pulse of the city.
But that's not all – prepare to be serenaded by original music featuring the talents of producer/DJ moktar, rappers IJALE and Manu Crooks, Bengali singer/producer Dameer, Nerdie of 1300, and a host of other surprises. This series isn't just a show; it's a delightful journey that celebrates the diverse sounds of the local music scene.
It's not just another show; Westerners is Australia's reply to Donald Glover's Atlanta, serving up a surreal comedy-drama that asks young adults from the diaspora, "Am I okay with how I'm perceived?"
It's a rollercoaster of laughs and deep conversations as our characters walk the tightrope between two worlds, delivering comedy gold along the way.