In A Heartbeat is an award winning Ringling College thesis film co-directed by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, Production Managed by Lara Arikan.
1st Place, 44th Student Academy Awards [link]
Short Listed, 90th Academy Awards, Animated Shorts [link]

In a Heartbeat is a story about a shy boy named Sherwin who tries to conceal his feelings towards another boy Jonathan.  When Sherwin's heart pops out of his chest to unite with Jonathan, Sherwin has to run after his heart or risk exposing his true feeling to the world.

While Beth and Esteban are responsible for 100% of the brilliant creative assets, my contribution to this project has been on strictly a production level;
- Creating and managing budget, 
- communicating with additional talent such as Composers and Sound Designers, 
- drawing up contracts, 
- creating our strategy for out Kickstarter funding, including writing the script and editing the Kickstarter video together.  ​​​​​​​
For the Kickstarter of this project I was responsible for:
- creating the campaign strategy,
- writing the script and editing the kickstarter video,
- as well as behind the scenes work for rewards and related materials.
The Kickstarter Video

Our Kickstarter that has reached it's goal of $3000 in the first 3 hours of it's launch and reached it's stretch goal of $5000 in the first 8 hours.  At the end of the campaign, we were 473% funded with $14,191.

The attention the film has gotten is humbling and I am so honored to be a part of it.  Thank you to Nick Ainsworth (Sound Design), Arturo Cardelús (Soundtrack) and especially to Beth David and Esteban Bravo. 

Love is love.
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