Swift and Shift Couriers

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Swift and Shift Couriers
Swift and Shift Couriers cast.jpg
GenreComedy
Off-color humor
Adventure
Written byPaul Fenech
Directed byPaul Fenech
StarringPaul Fenech
Ian Turpie
Melissa Tkautz
Amanda Keller
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes19 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerPaul Fenech
ProducersTanya Fraser
Serena Hunt
Production locationSydney
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
Release
Original networkSBS One, SBS Viceland
Original release27 October 2008 (2008-10-27) –
17 October 2011 (2011-10-17)
Chronology
Preceded byPizza
Followed byHousos

Swift and Shift Couriers is an Australian comedy television series that first screened on SBS TV in October 2008.[1] The series is produced, directed and written by Paul Fenech, who was also responsible for the comedy series Pizza. It is set around the staff of the fictional 'Swift and Shift' Courier Company, in the central business district of Sydney.[2] Episodes have been partly filmed in Egypt, India, Thailand and the United States.[3]

The second season of "Swift and Shift Couriers" began screening on 15 August 2011, on SBS One.[4]

The first and second season of Swift and Shift Couriers came out on DVD, The complete series box set came out after by Madman Entertainment.

Cast[edit]

Management:

Drivers:

  • Paul Fenech as Paul "Mario" Gauci
  • Sam Greco as Louie "Luigi" Marietti
  • Mark Duncan as Mark Tanner
  • Mike Duncan as Mike Tanner
  • Ashur Shimon as Abdul Azar
  • Andrew Ausage as Sole Umaga
  • Joe Lee Hoi Chuen as Jackie Leungfung
  • Bill Drury as Bill Beazley
  • Jennifer Corfield as Jen Beazley
  • Tahir Bilgiç as Habib

Dispatch:

  • David Cooper as David Jackman
  • Jioji Ravulo as Leonard Umaga
  • Alex Romano as Alex Carlos
  • Jim Webb as Jim Spooner
  • Murray Harman as Murray Smith

Call Centre:

  • Kirsty Lee Allan as Leanne Murdoch
  • Renzo Bellato as Renzo Ballini
  • Maret Archer as Doreen Ballini
  • Elle Dawe as Elle Whick
  • Jan Bakker as Jan
  • Oliver Miletic as Oliver Vlacic (Is almost always mistakenly called Darren by Keith.)
  • Clarissa Morrison as Clarissa

Loading Dock:

  • Kevin Taumata as Kiwi Kev
  • Aaron McTaggart as JJ
  • Nicholas Moala as Sam
  • Angry Anderson as Aaron "Agro" Smith
  • Stuart Rawe as George Darwin

Guest Cast:

  • Orlando Scolese as Fernando the florist, regular client
  • Dilshan Rain as Vikram Jayasili, Indian dispatch worker
  • Raphael Materese as Momo Gauci, Paul's uncle
  • Waseem Khan as Indian Taxi Driver and Parking Officer
  • Ara Natarian as Omar Azar, Abdul's cousin
  • Russell Gilbert as David Cobbgrove, Sam Cobbgrove, and Scooter Guy
  • Bessie Bardot as Paula Dainty and Reporter
  • Tottie Goldsmith as Andrea Walsh and Fashion Woman
  • John Mangos as News Guy
  • Rob Shehadie as Fadi El Faik and Sharbel the Mechanic
  • Garry Who as Gary Hibbett, the Safety Inspector

Filming Location[edit]

Swift and Shift's Hashfield Depot was located and filmed at 37-53 Constitution Road, Meadowbank NSW 2114. Hashfield is a fictional suburb, and also the implied location of another Paul Fenech series, Pizza. Some episodes were also in other parts of Australia and in Thailand, India, the United States and the Middle East. The building that Swift and Shift's depot was filmed in has since been demolished.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (18 September 2008). "Summer on SBS". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 18 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Swift and Shift Couriers". Screen Australia. Retrieved 18 September 2008.
  3. ^ Mercado, Andrew (12 October 2008). "Get set for a new slice of Pizza". The Sunday Telegraph.
  4. ^ http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2256973226526&oid=38670494277&comments[user-generated source]
  5. ^ Marcus, Caroline (10 February 2008). "Melissa to recapture some street cred". The Sun-Herald. Retrieved 18 September 2008.

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