Radio Rebel (television) A Disney Channel Original Movie, premiered on February 17, 2012. Tara is a shy 17 year old whose secret life begins with podcasts from her bedroom as the smooth-talking, edgy on-air personality, Radio Rebel. When her alter ego becomes all the rage, Tara is given a shot at hosting her own show on her stepfather’s radio station. Tara must choose between keeping her on-air identity secret and continuing the status quo, or owning her voice and risk losing everything. Directed by Peter Howitt. Stars Debby Ryan (Tara Adams), Sarena Parmar (Audrey), Adam DiMarco (Gavin), Merritt Patterson (Stacy), Atticus Mitchell (Gabe). Based on the book Shrinking Violet, by Danielle Joseph. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.