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Adorable gay crush animated short to debut in summer

“In a Heartbeat,” features a young gay boy who tries to keep his heart from exposing his secret crush.
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Kickstarter

We have all probably been there one time or another in our youth: we have a crush on someone and are nervous that our secret will get out.

And if you are a closeted (or not) gay, lesbian, bi or trans person, that anxiety can be compounded ten-fold.

That is the premise of a new animated film called “In a Heartbeat,” where a young boy’s attraction to another boy is at risk of being exposed by his overzealous heart.

The film, whose trailer has taken the internet by storm, was made by Beth David and Esteban Bravo of Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida.

Beth and David went on Kickstarter to help fund this passion project and originally asked for $3,000 to make it happen. So far, the senior computer animation majors have reached over $14,000.

The animators say that this has not only been a culmination of our four years of education, “but also an expression of a subject that has not been explored in computer animation. It’s a film that deals with a real and personal topic in a very sweet and lighthearted way and we are so excited to be able to share it with you!”

The film is set to be released summer of 2017.