Explore the 6ix from home! A trailer was recently released for Feel the Beat on Netflix, an upcoming drama that was filmed in Toronto about a failed Broadway star whose life takes a major turn when she moves back to her small hometown. The movie also stars several Canadian actors who you may recognize.
Feel the Beat follows April, a self-centred dancer who has been banished from Broadway after committing a serious faux pas that was caught on video.
When it feels like she’s hit rock bottom, April makes the move back to her small hometown of New Hope, Wisconsin, where she tries to avoid running into any familiar faces.
As fate would have it, the dancer bumps into her first love, Nick, and her former dance teacher, Barb.
Barb takes April’s return to New Hope as an opportunity to recruit her as a teacher. She’s hesitant at first, but when she realizes it may give her the opportunity to reconnect with Broadway, April agrees to coach a young group of misfits.
With only a few weeks until competition time, the new teacher has her plate full as she begins training the girls to take home the grand prize.
“A love letter to small towns, Feel the Beat is a heartwarming comedy about chasing your dreams,” a synopsis on Slanted reads.
According to IMDb, filming for the drama didn’t take place in Wisconsin at all. The movie was actually shot right here in Canada — in Toronto, to be specific.
Feel the Beat has a star-studded cast including Sofia Carson (Descendants), Marissa Jaret Winokur (American Beauty), Wolfgang Novogratz (The Half of It), Johanna Colón (Troop Zero), and Donna Lynne Champlin (Another Period).
As far as Canadian stars go, there are several faces from the True North in the film. Toronto’s own Enrico Colantni plays the role of Frank, April’s dad. You may have seen him in projects like Veronica Mars, Flashpoint, Person of Interest, and Galaxy Quest.
German-Canadian actor Dennis Andres is also featured in the film. The 32-year-old has previously starred in Workin’ Moms, No Escape Room, Bed of the Dead, and Lady Psycho Killer.
Another Toronto native, Drew Davis, plays the role of R.J. in Feel the Beat. Davis’ credits include Big Top Academy, Orphan Black, Little People, and Rookie Blue.
The dance-filled drama is just one of the many exciting releases coming to the streamer this month. Da 5 Bloods, The Woods, and the second season of The Order, which was also filmed in Canada, are also generating a ton of buzz.
Feel the Beat is coming to Netflix on June 19. You can check out the trailer for the movie below.