King under the Mountain

"In a Heartbeat" Animated Short Film

A project in Sarasota, FL by Beth + Esteban

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A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.
Backers: 416
Average Pledge Per Backer: $34

Funded: $14,191 of $3,000
Dates: Nov 15th -> Dec 15th (30 days)
Project By: Beth + Esteban
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Latest News

‘In A Heartbeat’ Short an Endearingly Innocent Portrayal of Young Love

January 9th - via:
Esteban Bravo and Beth David’s Oscar contender ‘In A Heartbeat’ captivates audiences hungry for increased LGBT+ representation in animation. In its original conception as an idea proposed by another friend, the story of In A Heartbeat concerned a boy and a girl. But when Bravo and David took the project on together, they decided to take things in a different direction. “We thought it might be a much more personal story if we decided to make it about a same-gender crush.” (Read More)

WATCH: In A Heartbeat animators react to elders watching their cartoon

August 25th - via:
In A Heartbeat, about a boy with a crush on another boy, has gone viral since it hit the internet last month (Read More)

Short animated love story will make you believe in love

August 7th - via:
'In a Heartbeat' animates the moment a same-sex couple meets for the first time (Read More)

This 25-second trailer of two boys falling in love is going to make you cry

May 21st - via:
A 25-second trailer for an animated short film has social media users buzzing, particularly for its portrayal of young love between two boys. (Read More)

In A Heartbeat Trailer - Take a look at the CGI animated gay-themed short that smashed its Kickstarter

May 20th - via:
“The heart wants what the heart wants, and there’s nothing wrong with that.” (Read More)

Progress Update!

December 4th - via:
Hi everyone! Yesterday, as per Ringling tradition, the senior students held a screening of this year's work-in-progress films for the Computer Animation underclassmen, marking our "halfway there" milestone! The film has passed the criteria for... (Read More)


November 20th - via:
Thank you all so much! In less than a week since launching this campaign, we've raised more than three times our initial funding goal! That's amazing!! Our gratitude for your excitement and generosity is endless. We can't even begin to say how... (Read More)


November 15th - via:
DOUBLE WOW!! Within the same day, you helped us surpass our stretch goal! That's incredible! We can't thank you enough! We are truly humbled by the responses we've received in the last few hours and we're so glad our excitement for the film is shared... (Read More)

HUGE Thank you!

November 15th - via:
WOW! In less than 3 hours, we reached 100% of our goal!!! We are floored by your generosity and inspired by your enthusiasm for our project and we can't wait to share it with you and the rest of the world when it's completed in the Spring. We will... (Read More)

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