Have some tissues on hand for this one because this four-minute love story will have you feeling all sorts of emotions.
In a Heartbeat follows a closeted homosexual boy who struggles to keep his crush on a classmate a secret. The secret becomes difficult to keep when the boy’s heart literally jumps out of his chest to chase after the boy of his dreams.
The film is being praised for its beautiful animation and its message about the LGBTQ+ community, preaching that the heart wants what it wants.
Since there are so few animations that represent LGBTQ+ relationships, people can’t stop talking about this new take on love.
Produced by Beth Davis and Esteban Bravo at the Ringling College of Art and Design, this short film has already been widely received by a mass audience (it’s been viewed over 5 million times in the past 24 hours) and has been officially selected for the 2017 Animation Shorts Film Festival and the 2017 LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival.
Fans are in love and the many reactions of Twitter say it all.
In A Heartbeat is the most beautiful short film in the world. I've been waiting all my life for something like this. 💖 pic.twitter.com/EuM9G8coyQ
— Natayiosan (@natayiosan) July 31, 2017
petition for In A Heartbeat to be a FULL MOVIE
rt to sign
— mysa⁷ (@sugalqs) August 2, 2017
Friend: Are you… are you still thinkin bout–
Me: It's just "In a Heartbeat" encapsulated a complex struggle I've had in such a short ti
— Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) July 31, 2017
in a heartbeat is the best thing that happened in 2017 pic.twitter.com/9hQPye0CY8
— 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗻 (@Iisterbird) August 1, 2017
Animated short film In a Heartbeat (dir. Beth David and Esteban Bravo) saved 2017. pic.twitter.com/gGSDbOPaKl
— terry (@sherlockify) August 1, 2017
If you haven’t already seen it, you need to stop what you’re doing and watch it. You won’t regret it.