This beautiful short film, “In a Heartbeat”, tells the story of Sherwin, a middle school student, whose heart literally pops out of his chest to chase the boy of his dreams.
In a Heartbeat has been receiving loads of attention even before its release recently. Creators Beth David and Esteban Bravo launched a Kickstarter last year for $3,000 to produce the film and were shocked when they went $11,000 over their goal. And it’s easy to see why! Beautifully animated and scored, the film tugs at all the right heartstrings.
It was really important for Beth and Esteban to tell a gay love story. “Being gay is a subject that hasn’t been wildly explored in computer animation,” they explained in their Kickstarter video. “We want to put out a message of love and self-acceptance to all the kids and young people who struggle to identify with LGBT, just like Sherwin does.”
The heart always wants what it wants.