Overcomer Animated Short | Hannah Grace


  1. Hannah Grace

    Hannah GraceIl y a 3 ans

    Here's a few more things I would like to mention as the attention in this short film has gone up in the past few weeks once again. But just a disclaimer, I'm only speaking to those who are willing to listen. 1. You are worthless because you SAY you are worthless. Words have power- words from others AND words from yourself. The more your mind focuses on the false idea that you mean nothing, the more you will believe it to be true- the more you will WANT to believe it is true. No one can fix that but you. I can't help you, your friends and family can't help you, not until you start to open your heart to the fact that you are worth something. Once you begin that journey of accepting that fact you matter, then the support from the people around you will start to resonate. When you tell yourself you matter, every day, embedding it into your being, things will change for the better. It won't happen overnight. But in order for you to accept yourself, it takes work. Your worth is in YOUR hands. 2. A small portion of the people in these conversations don't seem to understand the point of this film. This took me 3 months to make. I poured my heart into this. I made this coming from the light at the end of the tunnel. My life is great, I have the best friends i could ask for, and opportunities have been presented to me left and right. I'm not asking for pity, and I don't want you to feel sorry for me. I made this to let you know there is a way out. I made it out. It gets better. It truly gets better. It's hard... very hard. But the effort you put into believing yourself will pay off. 3. No one can determine what your motives, desires and intentions are in a 6-minute, animated short. No one can determine your value, worth, personality, or life based on an animation or a piece of your creation. Some people would rather stand out by being the negative nancy, and that's their decision. Don't be mad at something you can't control. If you don't want help, I won't help you. If you don't believe in my faith, I won't make you believe in it. If you want to make me believe my loving God is a lie, a fairytale, a myth, etc., go ahead. Your words do not alter the truth I hold tight to. Because even in my darkest days, God's Word still worked. I give my anxiety and depression no credit, because in my weakness I was made strong. I love you guys, and it breaks my heart to see you all suffering. But you aren't alone on this journey. My God has proven to me time and time again of His love and goodness. If you want to try anything else to help you out of this hell-hole called depression, let me know. It is your choice.

  2. Dory Joseph

    Dory JosephIl y a 6 mois

    Thank you!

  3. ItzWolfiKun UwU

    ItzWolfiKun UwUIl y a 6 mois

    I may not be a believer in god but....I still believe that you are right, People wait for fate to happen, and most of the time that fate can end with them being lost to this world and sealing their fate with death....If you want your happy ending....then you work. The. You fight. This is what i told myself, that prevented me from falling into depression. I may not have had depression and may not understand what your pain was....Each pain we feel is our own, custom pain, this means that I still understand you went through a tough battle, but that doesn’t mean I pity you! It means I’m proud that some people are able to find their light, their strength. This video just reminded me that, I will be able to be free from my own chains one day....thank you for working so hard on this animation...even small things like this....could save a life.... I know this comment was posted two years ago, but I only found this just now. And time flies huh?

  4. Marcelo Araujo

    Marcelo AraujoIl y a 6 mois

    Hi Hannah! Thank you very much for your animation and for your beautiful, amazing and helpful statements!! The help you shared is a God’s Bless!!! Hugs from Brazil!

  5. 自殺したいです笑

    自殺したいです笑Il y a 7 mois

    Have you ever even been feeling "depressed"?

  6. Rachelle Claude

    Rachelle ClaudeIl y a 7 mois

    This is sad -_-

  7. Hiren Siddhpura

    Hiren SiddhpuraIl y a 8 heures


  8. Zoe Gonzales

    Zoe GonzalesIl y a 9 heures

    Man I remember when I first found this animation. It would keep popping in my recommendation and I finally decided to watch it after 3 days of it popping up. At that time I wasn't in the best place to be. At that time I hidden something from my family, friends, and even my own beloved sister for three years. I basically grew worse and worse and felt like no one could help me during time of darkness. (I don't wish to go further in details on what I hid but it was terrible experience that still puts a impact on my life). What surprised me at first is that the girl we see in the film had the same birthday as me as if it this video called out for me. When I watched more and more I began to see in myself that what I was hiding wasn't good and showed me that I can be okay. The chains to me represent the thing and what I build up over the years of living in fear and despair. I remember being in tears after finishing it because it showed that I shouldn't be afraid to tell my family once and for all what happened three years ago. It took myself some time (and a lot of courage) but I did get the help I needed and now I working to get myself in a better place. Today is my birthday (2/20) and when I look back at this animation and all that I can say is thank you for helping me and many others.

  9. Ampstellar

    AmpstellarIl y a 10 heures

    Hi Hannah! I'm a current student in animation and game art at KVCC! This is super inspiring. I feel like this a lot actually. Like everyone around me is so much better... it gives me a lot of anxiety and worry that I'll fail. This was beautiful and when I scrolled down and saw that you created this for a class at KVCC I just had to comment even though it was a few years ago. Now, I'm not sure exactly if it is the same KVCC, but... I've never seen KVCC written in anyway unless it was for my school. haha

  10. Vinod Kumar

    Vinod KumarIl y a jour

    It helped!

  11. shiv joy

    shiv joyIl y a jour

    00:14 Wow! Watching this on '20th February'. A Happy 22nd B'day!!

  12. DuckDynasty

    DuckDynastyIl y a jour

    sticks and stone can break our bones, but words can break our heart.

  13. Elizabeth Athineu

    Elizabeth AthineuIl y a jour

    I needed this . . . so many people need this. It's beautiful, it's thoughtful, and it's touching. I hope you keep creating and know that you are an inspiration.

  14. Samantha Fike

    Samantha FikeIl y a jour

    SPEAK LIFE 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  15. Łàńîÿa Šißic

    Łàńîÿa ŠißicIl y a 2 jours

    Oh no the description had bible verses

  16. The Zapple Wraith

    The Zapple WraithIl y a 2 jours

    I Guess You Should Never Lose Yourself In The Negativity Of Our Own Minds.. Right....?

  17. The Bestest Youtuber Ever

    The Bestest Youtuber EverIl y a 2 jours

    1:43 guide lines BOIZ You have to do 0.25 to see it btw

  18. That Random Artist

    That Random ArtistIl y a 3 jours

    I have never related to a fictional character as much as I have now.

  19. Il y a 4 jours

    That's me before I watch short..💚

  20. Yan Lee

    Yan LeeIl y a 4 jours

    My theory is that the little girl was either the woman then or the woman’s child, who is deceased now relating to the woman’s problems and finally showing her chains of insults after she tried to cheer the woman up, but failed.

  21. Autumn Maeve

    Autumn MaeveIl y a 4 jours

    This is a wonderful animation, with great meaning behind it, it helped me out a lot, if others understand it im sure its help them out too, i want to thank the creator for these inspiring words, these words really open others eyes and it helps them know they're loved and all bad thoughts shouldnt have an effect, that its in their head and they are allowing it to get to them, and shouldn't, everyone should matter like the next person, all are my brothers and sisters, all i shall care and help out, all i shall try to inspire and love♡ But creator this animation was made for nothing, it wasnt just watched and not understood, by some it was taken to heart and meant everything, it helped many out im sure, so thank you for all your kindness and patience in making this♡

  22. Marcela Coutinho

    Marcela CoutinhoIl y a 4 jours

    This was exactly what I needed to hear today.. especially the description box! thank you from the bottom of my heart! God bless you! Love from Brazil 🇧🇷

  23. Mariam alaa

    Mariam alaaIl y a 4 jours

    This is so touching

  24. Lily Dawson

    Lily DawsonIl y a 4 jours

    Thank you so much for this....as an anxietic person..this is really beautiful...

  25. Shivani Rajput

    Shivani RajputIl y a 5 jours

    What matters the most in ur life is YOU.. Yourself...if u r not valuing your own self then u cannot expect others to value you..

  26. Johnathan Archer

    Johnathan ArcherIl y a 5 jours

    Thank you

  27. Aviv Catt

    Aviv CattIl y a 5 jours

    I tried really hard not to cry but-

  28. Nadine Fluti

    Nadine FlutiIl y a 5 jours

    I remember watching this when it came out and paying it much mind... it's been almost three years now and so much has changed in my life. Maybe it's because of these changes or maybe because it's 1am and I'm really emotional, but this helped so much, so thank you.

  29. YeOldeKamikaze

    YeOldeKamikazeIl y a 5 jours

    Ever heard of "hoo'ponopono"?

  30. Rajesh Wadode

    Rajesh WadodeIl y a 6 jours

    Ya it's good More impressive Good defined Well focused And must needed😀☺☺☺☺

  31. Turab Rizvi

    Turab RizviIl y a 8 jours

    That's just a great representation to prove that other's opinion just doesn't matter until we allow them to do so Everyone is perfect and imperfect in their own ways We must just struggle for what we care and not what others want us to go for

  32. nikkiC

    nikkiCIl y a 8 jours

    Beautiful and couldn't have come at a better time. Thank you for taking an extremely challenging concept to both understand and interpret and make it emotionally relatable through visual communication. Healing wisdom doesn't always derive from verbal word, healing is powerfully achieved here through eloquently inventive expression of loving compassion.

  33. germanmejor

    germanmejorIl y a 8 jours

    Ty. I would like a hug and... "Caricias" jaja I don't know how to say that in english

  34. Smriti Pradhan

    Smriti PradhanIl y a 9 jours

    I was literally crying watching this video, years of pent up sadness does that to u. But there's always HOPE and that's what matters the most. Don't give up. Happiness takes time but it eventually happens. Love yourself.

  35. Влада Влад

    Влада ВладIl y a 10 jours

    Oh my god, I'm crying

  36. nguyen tien

    nguyen tienIl y a 10 jours

    This is truely the person inside myself, except the gender

  37. Jen's Gems

    Jen's GemsIl y a 10 jours

    Words are indeed powerful... To others _and_ to our own Self Beautifully portrayed

  38. SSJI Neon

    SSJI NeonIl y a 10 jours

    God is the best counselor.

  39. Ionut Tihi

    Ionut TihiIl y a 10 jours

    Description of me 😭😔😔😭✨✨

  40. buddhweiser84

    buddhweiser84Il y a 10 jours

    So true... We have to find our inner child and stay connect with. No matter what happened in the past, our child will always be on our side waiting for us to be hugged

  41. Liliane Beeckman

    Liliane BeeckmanIl y a 10 jours

    Ik kan hier wel wat op zeggen, maar HIER is dat niet zo raadzaam. Laat ik het zo formuleren en misschien hebben meer mensen dit gemeen, iets dat wordt zeg maar ingebakken, krijg je er zomaar niet uit, maar intussen en wat het leven ons brengt, weten we wel beter. En worden we zelfs fier.

  42. Egor Kharybin

    Egor KharybinIl y a 11 jours

    I wonder if the Concept is perceived differently by males and females.

  43. sn latifah

    sn latifahIl y a 11 jours


  44. angry panda

    angry pandaIl y a 11 jours

    Sooo are we not gonna talk about how she looks like veronica from heathers..

  45. Bongy Lie

    Bongy LieIl y a 11 jours

    Man who feels me like I'm happy with my friends and stuff and then my mind be like "you have to do homework hahahaha" And my whole day gets ruined

  46. Arctic KittenDoesYt

    Arctic KittenDoesYtIl y a 12 jours

    we watched this at our school :)

  47. Venkatadri Naidu T

    Venkatadri Naidu TIl y a 13 jours

    OMG.... This is the simple yet the best short film I have ever seen. I love this. I can totally relate it to myself. Hats off 🙇🙇

  48. Maranda Russell - My World

    Maranda Russell - My WorldIl y a 13 jours

    Great short film.

  49. labarbiactriz y filmescaseros

    labarbiactriz y filmescaserosIl y a 13 jours


  50. Sofia Miller

    Sofia MillerIl y a 13 jours

    I Cried Over This Beatiful

  51. Raja Pane

    Raja PaneIl y a 14 jours

    Hampir semua apa yang dinyatakan di video ini terdapat dalam pikiranku juga. Saya sangat ingin menghilangkan pemikiran itu, tapi ...

  52. Gabriela Cruz

    Gabriela CruzIl y a 14 jours

    You made me cry, this was really touching!

  53. KAVOヅ

    KAVOヅIl y a 14 jours

    Tf i just watched...

  54. Dhanashri Kundargi

    Dhanashri KundargiIl y a 15 jours

    Can I say Thank you? Because I don't think it's enough❤️

  55. Angelica Schuyler

    Angelica SchuylerIl y a 15 jours

    She’s born on the same day as me :)

  56. Lahiru Vikum

    Lahiru VikumIl y a 16 jours

    I love this so much! Thank you for your testimony! That made me strong because I am going through the same thing.

  57. Pablo Ruiz Oseguera

    Pablo Ruiz OsegueraIl y a 16 jours

    She is pretty and just to let everyone know that they are not alone always know that family is more important than what others say or sometimes you and your younger life’s are what matter more because you matter

  58. Miguel Angel

    Miguel AngelIl y a 16 jours

    Ah la chavalada tecnológica y sus problemas de aceptación. Que problemones por dios. Moraleja, dejar de rayaros la cabeza y salid a la calle, que os de el sol, haced algo y se os irán todos los pajaritos que tenéis metidos en la cabeza. Oh, the technology youth and its acceptance problems. What a big problems oh my god . Moral: stop from hanging arround the head and go outside, for take some sun rays, do anything and all those little birds in your head will go away.

  59. Olya Kronova

    Olya KronovaIl y a 17 jours

    I am a psychotherapist and I work with a client who is in the chains of the past. 20 years she was either numb or dissociating, or under influence of alcohol, medicating her pain. She struggles to let go of her past very much. Does she dwell in it? Perhaps. But that is normal, she did that for 20 years. Her brain and her body memory have learnt that way of being daily during that long period. It will take time to replace the dysfunctional coping strategies with functional, healthy ones. Can she change? Yes, she can. She has done some significant change. She stopped drinking and stayed stopped. She is sober for 7 years now. But she still finds difficult to feel her feelings, they overwhelm her. then, as a result, she either numbs, dissociates or distracts herself with movies on youtube for ever till she stabilises. She says she can watch 7 movies a day. Or simply put, all day long..... There are still so much unprocessed, not understood, unfinished material. Does she need to process it all? In recovery, they say, face it all and recover. Is it realistic? I wish, so does she, to be free of her painful past, to integrate it in her narrative, meaning - come to terms with it and move on. Live her life....... but she cannot. Or maybe she does not want? It is scary to change. Change means unknown. No change is painful but familiar. It is less scary, painful but less scary....does it worth it? No..... we both have agreed that probably that pain she endured and survived in the past, during those 20 years is something she might need to deal with for the rest of her life. Especially those 20 years were a formative period from 17 till 37... when a young person becomes an adult, matures and strengthens their own values, creates her own family and builds a career. She missed all that period because she was numb or even worst self-destructive. She has no a partner neither a child. She is single. However, she is currently finishing her degree, in psychotherapy, like me. and now in her 40s, she is rebuilding her life..... Bay the way, I am not breaking the confidentiality, my client and I, we write a book about her life. This is just a spontaneous brief recap of her life.

  60. Paulina Undurraga

    Paulina UndurragaIl y a 18 jours

    This is beautifully animated, and tells a valuable story. It was moving. I wish the "solution" or "change" was a little more clear/obvious for those 18 years olds suffering from depression and watching this. How did she overcome it all on her own? She just woke up one day and the sun came out and the depression lifted? My daughter suffers from depression and is this age. Keep doing this, it is making an impact.

  61. R3dden

    R3ddenIl y a 18 jours

    The message is beautiful. And I love the animation. ^^

  62. Amanda Cameron

    Amanda CameronIl y a 18 jours

    Wonderful, wonderful video, thank you for making this short and allowing us the total privilege of watching it. I’m listening ❤️❤️

  63. Freak Show

    Freak ShowIl y a 19 jours

    Late but this was beautiful.

  64. Suhani

    SuhaniIl y a 19 jours

    I think i can relate...

  65. Daybreak

    DaybreakIl y a 19 jours

    What I’d give to hug my younger self