The trailer released in May captured the hearts of the Internet. Not surprisingly, the 4-minute short film, which is now available in full online, is giving folks in cyberspace all the feels. Myself included.
In A Heartbeat follows Sherwin, a closeted middle school boy who struggles to come to terms with his crush on Jonathan, the most popular boy in school. When Sherwin’s heart pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams, Sherwin has to find a way to prevent his heart from revealing his true feelings to Jonathan, and to the entire school.
The adorable project is the brainchild of Beth David and Esteban Bravo. The two seniors at Ringling College of Art and Design studying Computer Animation produced it as their thesis project.
Don’t want to give away too much, so I’ll let you watch the clip without any spoilers on my end. Check it out below.
‘In a Heartbeat’ Animated Short