short animated film


In a Heartbeat - Animated Short Film (2017)

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.

© Beth David and Esteban Bravo 2017

It’s here! After a year and a half of hard work, we are both so excited to finally share our film with you. Thank you all for your support and encouragement - this film means the world to us, and your kindness and enthusiasm has made this journey all the more meaningful. It is our great pleasure to share with you this labor of love, and we hope with all our hearts that you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.




Just please hold on and soon you’ll see
That I’m not the villain I appear to be



Hi Tumblr! Long time no see!

I’m excited to share the product of my absence!  For the past year, my thesis partner and good friend Esteban Bravo and I have been developing a computer animated short film, “In a Heartbeat,” for our senior thesis project at Ringling College of Art + Design. We are launching this Kickstarter to help cover the costs of hiring a professional composer and sound designer for our film!

“In a Heartbeat” follows an insecure middle school boy who has yet to come to terms with his sexuality. When he crosses paths with the most popular boy in school, his heart pops out of his chest to go after the boy of his dreams. Please visit the Kickstarter page for more development, information, and production artwork on the project!

We are currently mid-production, about to wrap on animation and begin lighting, rendering, and compositing the film, but we need YOUR help to make this film the best that it can be!  Any contribution helps, be it a donation or simply sharing the video and spreading the word!

THANK YOU SO MUCH! This film has been a true labor of love for us both and I am so excited to share the finished film with you this Spring!



my spring film is here! i sacrificed 6 months of my life for this baby so give it a watch!!!

In a Heartbeat : Backstories and all

So heree you go @brocsox 

Jonathan :

-He has three older sisters

-His parents own a fashion shop that is really popular among teenagers

-He’s really close to his family and they are in good term, no prob

-He’s especially close to one of his sister and he only came out to her for the moment. She’s the only one to know that Sherwin isn’t only his best friend but also his boyfriend. And she’s supportive. 

-He has always lived here, and didn’t travel that much

-He’s catholic 

-He speaks english and spanish 

-When he was younger, he tried all the sports he could. Turned out he was really good at all of them

-He loves reading and hopes one day to be a litterature teacher or even write novels

-He’s really good at speaking and he’s often the class representative. He tries his best to fight for equality

-Can be a bit insolent with some teacher when annoyed

-Loves puns

Sherwin :

-No brother and no sister

-Got a dog, a fluffy small white one, who was his best friend for years

-His parents are rich and often busy. They are both too protective towards him. 

-French mother, english father : He speaks both language 

-He first lived in France and then came in Jonathan’s school when he was around 10. At first, he had an accent, but it’s almost gone now. 

-He has a big garden and a hut in a tree. 

-He has too many collections and loves to keep stuff 

-He has a weak health and is often sick 

- Wears lenses to avoid glasses

-Is going to have braces and he would do anything to avoid that 

-His parents absolutely love Jonathan since he’s Sherwin first true friend 

-They had pushed Sherwin too much as a kid : They forced him to do sport, to go to see other children, to be more confident. As a result, poor boy is shy as hell 

-He can’t speak in front of his classmates. Too afraid

-He can be really talkative when he likes you 

-He loves bugs and animals in general, but especially bugs. Can spends hours looking at ants in the grass.

-He is nerdy

-He had travelled a lot and he loves telling how Italy and Australia is to Jonathan (and he loves hearing those kind of stories)

Here you go !! I’ll probably edit it later when I’ll have more stuff and idea


My thesis film at School of Visual arts!
Huge thanks and lots of love to anyone who helped me work on this, and supported me along the journey of making it!  Hope You guys enjoy!

Voices were done by this lovely lad
Music by this lovely lady

I love Jonathan.

He could’ve walked away from what happened in the school hall like it was nothing and forget all about it which was probably what poor Sherwin was thinking as he was sitting underneath the tree alone, but he didn’t. 

He went out, found Sherwin, and helped him put little Shirley back together because there was no way that Sherwin could’ve done that by himself. Then he possibly skipped class just to stay and sit with him for a bit to let him know that he’s accepted and if that isn’t the sweetest thing ever then I will sit here and wait until you can prove me wrong.

This scene never fails to make my heart feel all soft and fuzzy. Jonathan is a good person. More people need to be like Jonathan.