EXCLUSIVE: A new jam brings a couple of music-lovers together in an exclusive clip for Manjari Makijany’s Disney Channel movie Spin.
On Wednesday Disney Channel exclusively revealed to Deadline a clip from the upcoming DJ film starring Avantika Vandanapu as 15-year-old Rhea Kumar. Written by Carley Steiner and Josh Cagan, Spin follows Rhea, an Indian American teen who discovers her passion for creating DJ mixes that blend the rich textures of her South Asian culture and the world around her. Rhea’s life revolves around her eclectic group of friends, Molly, Watson and Ginger, her after-school coding club, her family’s Indian restaurant, and her tight-knit, multi-generational family. However, everything changes when she falls for aspiring DJ Max and her long lost fervor for music is re-ignited. Rhea discovers that she has a natural gift for creating beats and producing music, but must find the courage to follow her true inner talent.
In the Spin clip, Rhea’s ear for new, great music helps her impress her crush, DJ Max (Michael Bishop), who is visiting her family’s restaurant, Spirit of India, along with his straight-to-the-point, and unamused mother.
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“I make these playlists because I noticed things around her go a lot smoother when there’s something driving us – giving us a little umph,” Vandanapu’s Rhea explains to Bishop’s Max.
Despite his mother’s request that Rhea focus on her waitress duties, Max shoots his shot and invites his new friend to get together and go record shopping.
“I don’t have a record player,” Rhea responds.
“I’m a DJ, I have two,” Max reassures her.
Spin also features Abhay Deol, Meera Syal, Aryan Simhadri, Anna Cathcart, Jahbril Cook and Kerri Medders. Zanne Devine serves as executive producer.
Watch the exclusive clip above.