In a Heartbeat is a story we can all relate with, since is about crushes, first loves and acceptance.
The story follows Sherwin, a boy who harbors a secret crush for his classmate Jonathan. One day, after seeing Jonathan walk by, his heart literally pops out of his chest, starting a persecution so Sherwin’s feelings remain a secret from Jonathan and their classmates.
Created as a thesis project by Beth David, an animator and illustrator from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Esteban Bravo, story-artist and animator from Mexico City, and produced by the Ringling College of Art and Design, where both David and Bravo study, the film quickly became an internet sensation, specially in LGBT communities, and got completed thanks to the support on their Kickstarter campaign that generated over $14,000.
Bravo and David got interviewed by the HuffPost about their film, and this is what they had to say about it:
“When we first started working on this film, we knew that we didn’t want it to be preachy. There isn’t even dialogue, so we never have the characters speak to persuade the audience of anything. We simply wanted to show the audience what growing up was like for us through this story about a sweet, red-headed boy who feels just as confused and scared about his feelings as we did. Hopefully, it’ll resonate with those who identify with this character – and for those who don’t, we hope they’ll gain an understanding for people who go through this experience.”
The film is short and sweet, (bitter and sad at one point), promising to break your heart and put it back together as you watch it. It’s a story abut love, with all the good and bad it contains.
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Source: In a Heartbeat