WATCH: An Overweight Highschooler Stand Up for the Girl of His Dreams in 'Drowning'

Drowning is a short film that will speak to anyone's heart. 

The shorts premiere is part of PBS Indies, an online curation of short and long form independent films. It tells the story of Gabe, an overweight high-schooler that gets the courage to talk to the girl of his dreams but is shut down by the school bully, Marcus. Things turn when the girl becomes the target of Marcus so Gabe must decide if he will stand up or continue to sit on the sidelines. 

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Check out the clip above and get ready to root for Gabe!