the short 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.




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Jonathan’s book in “In a Heartbeat”

After watching it a thousand times (and a sleepless night, at that!), I became quite curious as to what book Jonathan was holding in the short film! Pausing at the correct moment and taking a closer look, one can see the author and title of the book in his hands, which is “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde. This is a real book, but in the short film, it reads “The Picture of Dorian Gay”… 

I see what you did there, Esteban and Beth ;))))

Note: Even when speaking about the original book, it was a gay story!! THIS is why I love films with small details–they have the best discoveries. (Also, Oscar Wilde is gay…damn i love this short film)