The project earned $14,000 on Kickstarter after asking for $3,000
Mondays can be hard. So here’s just the thing to cheer you up: In a Heartbeat, a new animated short film that will have your heart doing all sorts of somersaults. You can watch it below.
A trailer for the film was initially released in May.
Created by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, the four-minute film follows Sherwin as his heart chases his crush, Jason, around the school. By the end, I definitely choked up with tears. In simply four minutes, this film speaks to universal themes of heartbreak, fear, crushing on someone, and embracing your true self.
Twitter is, of course, already all over the film.
you’re wrong if you don’t think the short film “in a heartbeat” is the softest thing to come out of 2017 so far pic.twitter.com/Ib7cmDYQyz
— tori // malec day! (@ljghtswood) July 31, 2017
a concept: make in a heartbeat a full-length movie
— hallie (@feverdanieI) July 31, 2017
DID U JUST HEAR SOMEONE SCREAM BC IT WAS ME WATCHING IN A HEARTBEAT ITS THE CTUEST THNIG IVE EVER SEEN
— sister cam (@phandertale) July 31, 2017
A lot of people are discussing the importance of something like In a Heartbeat. As a positive representation of coming out and being yourself, the short film is inspiring and touching the hearts of many already.
i cant stress how important it is to show young kids figuring out n dealing w their sexuality in a positive light go support in a heartbeat
— 218!em (@summeraristotle) July 31, 2017
The film boasts over 650,00 views on YouTube already. Let’s see if we can get it to one million by the end of the week.