Composer Nathan Matthew Davis (Young Rock) composed the score for the Disney+ basketball movie Chang Can Dunklearned Film Music Reporter.
Chang Can Dunk follows Chang, a 16-year-old Asian American high school student in the marching band, who bets the school’s basketball star that he can dunk by Homecoming. The bet leads the 5’8″ Chang on a quest to find the hops he needs to dunk in order to impress his crush, Kristy, and finally earn the attention and respect of his high school peers. But before he can get up and really throw one away, he’ll have to re-examine everything he knows about himself, his friendships, and his family.
The film stars Bloom Li, Ben Wang, Dexter Darden, Chase Liefeld, Eric Anthony Lopez, Nile Bullock, Zoe Renee and Mardy Ma.
In his feature debut, Jingyi Shao writes and directs from a script he wrote that ranked second on last year’s blacklist. Brad Weston produces with Emmy Award-winning Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani of Hillman Grad Productions. Pamela Thur is executive producer. The film will be released on Disney+ in 2023.
As for Nathan Matthew David, some of his recent accolades include a 2020 Peabody Award and an ASCAP Award for his work on Survive R, Kelly, as well as the 2020 Dean and Mary Kay ASCAP Foundation Award. In 2021 he was nominated for a Sports Emmy for his work on the HBO documentary Under the grapefruit.