Rhode Island School of Design students Beth David and Esteban Bravo raised a lot of excitement through their Kickstarter promising a short film about two kids experiencing their first big crush. NBC News reports that both their campaign and the teaser trailer attracted an enormous amount of attention. Part of the draw was that both David and Bravo were trying to tell a love story from their own experience of being gay kids and feeling like they needed to hide their interest in other people their age.
“The original pitch was a story between a boy and a girl,” David told NBC News. “But it wasn’t until we made it about a same-gender crush that the idea really started to take form and resonate with Esteban and I. We realized that we had something that could potentially be really special to us.”
In A Heartbeat is out, and it's as amazing as everyone hope. Grab a tissue before you hit play: