Starring an outstanding internationally-renowned cast including Owen Teale (Game of Thrones) and Claire van der Boom (Hawaii Five-O), Pulse is a stunning medical drama based on a true story.
When successful high-flier Frankie is brought crashing to earth by chronic kidney failure, she targets an alternate future. Eight years on she is in her second year as a practising doctor, inspired by Berger, the man who saved her life, and driven to use her second chance to save others, she must confront an ailing health system and face her toughest challenge – learning to let go.
Pulse stars an exceptional support cast including Pallavi Sharda (Lion), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: War of the Damned), Andrea Demetriades (Janet King), Arka Das (Top of The Lake), Blessing Mokgohloa (Hunters), Susie Porter (Puberty Blues), Dalip Sondhi, Penny Cook (A Country Practice) and Renee Lim (Please Like Me).
Producers Kris Wyld (East West 101, White Collar Blue) and Antony I. Ginnane (High Tide, The Lighthorsemen) bring to the table a wealth of creative and business experience, while Executive Producer David Ogilvy’s list of credits is illustrative of the best in contemporary Australian drama (The Code, Rake). Created by Kris Wyld, Mel Hill and Michael Miller, Pulse is presented by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Screen Australia, in association with Screen NSW.
Series two in development
“Pulse feels real — sociologically charged, unpredictable stories with crisp, edgy dialogue with a cast of complex characters in a culturally diverse milieu” – The Australian
Awards / Reviews
FINALIST: MIPCOM 2017 Diversity Awards
WINNER: Gold Award for Best Title Sequence at the PromaxBDA Awards 2017
WINNER: Accolade Global Film Competition 2017 - Best of Show
WINNER: Accolade Global Film Competition 2017 - Award of Excellence: Actor Leading (Owen Teale as Dr. Chad Berger)
WINNER: Accolade Global Film Competition 2017 - Award of Excellence: Actress: Leading (Claire Van Der Boom as Dr Frankie Bell)
WINNER: Accolade Global Film Competition 2017 - Award of Excellence: Direction
WINNER: Accolade Global Film Competition 2017 - Award of Excellence: Script / Writer
WINNER: Accolade Global Film Competition 2017 - Award of Excellence: Original Score (Guy Gross)
WINNER: Casting Guild of Australia - Rising Star Award (Pallavi Sharda)