In_A_Heartbeat_Short_Film

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.

The project began as a senior thesis at Ringling College of Art and Design. It had a Kickstarter in which it received $14,000 – after asking for only $3,000.

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.