The senior thesis film from Esteban Bravo and Beth David, In A Heartbeat captured hearts nationwide and went viral overnight with its charming story, adorable animation and message of openness. “This film is a very dear and personal project for us, and we’re so excited to have such a diverse and enthusiastic audience to share it with,” say Bravo and David, both 2017 graduates in computer animation from Ringling College of Art and Design. “It promotes a message of love and acceptance, and touches on emotions that we hope will resonate with people from all different backgrounds.”

Shown: A scene and character renderings from In a Heartbeat, courtesy of the Ringling College of Art and Design.