There’s a saying that the heart wants what it wants. A new short under production by two students at the Ringling College of Art and Design takes that concept to its extreme.
Sherwin is a shy, closeted boy who dreams of his crush object Jonathan but is too scared to make his feelings public. That’s when his heart LITERALLY jumps out of his chest and starts chasing Jonathan down, to Sherwin’s horror and panic. (Fortunately it’s a cartoon and you don’t need a heart to live.) The short, entitled “In A Heartbeat,” is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter and has raised over four times its original funding goal.
The short is being created by Esteban Bravo and Elizabeth David, two Ringling College students, as their thesis film. “[It] is not only a culmination of our four years of education and hard work at the college, but also an expression of a subject that has not been explored in computer animation,” they say. “Itâ€™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 crowdfunding campaign for this adorable ‘toon is in its final hours, but it’s not too late to contribute. The Kickstarter for “In A Heartbeat” is located here.