We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron (That Awkward Moment) as aspiring DJ Cole Carter, takes all the well-known themes of making it big in the LA music scene—partying, hustling, selling out, etc.—and transfers them to the world of electronic dance music. In director and co-writer Max Joseph’s first feature film, he shows audiences what it actually takes to become a successful DJ (hint: a lot of hard work).
In line with the old adage “don’t quit your day job,” We Are Your Friends explores the grueling process of turning one’s passion into a paying career, which is something many people can relate to. Besides that, the trailer sees Efron breaking down the science behind the perfect EDM song to get a dance floor started, which may have you second-guessing your party habits from here on out.
Warner Bros. will release We Are Your Friends in theaters on August 28.