Spin is a film about a machismo man, Nick, who immigrated to the United States as a child and has since worked to achieve American Dream and have the perfect family life.
Nick Goran is a professional airline pilot who is a hair away from accomplishing his lifelong goal of becoming Chief Pilot- the best job there is in that field. After a troubled childhood and a lifetime of work he’s built the American Dream he’s always wanted- or so he thinks.
His life goes spinning out of control and crashing down around him the day he goes to pick up his college aged son Anthony from the airport, only to find him dressed as a woman. This forces Nick to come face to face with his beliefs and to come to terms with having a homosexual son who likes to dress in drag.
The conflict of this story comes from the clash of world views between a father with his own ideas of what it is to be a man, and a son who is going through his own journey of self-discovery.
The trials and tribulations that the family goes through during the events of the story reflect those of real families who attempt to genuinely understand each other and the change they go through. It also focuses on how each one in the family and friends respond in their own way when being faced with prejudice, judgmental behavior, and often times violent acts of hatred from the small minded community they live in.
The drama is brought to the public eye around the family when a jealous acquaintance decides to post a harmful x-rated video on Facebook and the family’s real test of character values and family love begins. It’s a question of whether Nick will choose to berate his own flesh and blood, or be able to overcome his own fears and judgmental thoughts and choose to stand with his son and family
Ultimately, Spin is a story that brings up human emotions and reactions as each of the characters look for their own empathy, respect, acceptance and love from those around them, and reactions to that drive for meaning. Often times these attempts are met with a lack of any of these things and bring with it dire consequences.