If anyone knows gut-wrenching when she sees it, it’s Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev! After all, this actress has been tugging at our heartstrings for years now, so when she tells us a film is going to pack an emotional punch, we’re inclined to believe it.

“Gut wrenching,” was exactly what Nina wrote on Twitter recently, along with a retweet of a message from her friend and fellow Degrassi alum Lauren Collins. “@Lauren_Collins: A beautiful, heartbreaking short from my friends @Natty_YYZ and @PaulaBrancati.”

After reading Nina’s tweet, we were wondering if maybe she was just feeling a little emotionally fragile these days, after her breakup with co-star Ian Somerhalder. But after watching the film for ourselves, we have to say that she’s totally right!

The short film, called John and Annie, stars Natty Zavitz and Paula Brancati as the title characters — a young couple grappling with a very tough choice.

We won’t give anything away about the story, but the six-minute movie is beautifully shot and totally worth a watch (and as a bonus, it also stars a really cute dog). Watch the video below and let us know what you think!

Source: Twitter ; Vimeo

john and annie from Natty Zavitz on Vimeo.

Credit: Vimeo Photo: John and Annie, a Short Film by Natty Zavitz (VIDEO)