Private Project

Pulse (Full Credit Version)

Tells of the inner conflict Will faces when coming to terms with his sexuality, exploring his acceptance and love through stylised, surreal continuous movement; battling his denial and faith.

Warning: Film contains rapid, white flashes. We can provide an alternative version which is accessible for all audiences; with approved and amended flashes.
The average age of the crew was 20 years old, with writer/director Gage Oxley being 19 throughout pre-production and rehearsal, and 20 during the one day of production.

* Official Selection at BFI Flare: LGBT London Film Festival
* Official Selection of the Reel Youth Film Festival
* Screened at Vancouver International Film Festival
* Bronze Award at UNICA Film Festival
* "Juenness" Award at UNICA Film Festival
* Semi-Finalist at Newark International Film Festival
* Diamond Award and Best Young Filmmaker Award at BIAFF

  • Gage Oxley
    This World We Live In, Wretched Things
  • Gage Oxley
    This World We Live In, Wretched Things
  • Sian Carry
  • Beth Fallon
  • Samuel Curry
  • Samuel Curry
    Key Cast
  • Dale Monie
    Key Cast
  • Christopher Allen
    Key Cast
  • Eleanor Healing
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Romance, Dance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film Festival
    March 2018
    UK Industry Official Selection
  • UNESCO Film Festival
    Czech Republic
    UK Representative
  • British International Amateur Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    IAC Diamond, Best British Filmmaker, Best Film in Age Category
  • Cefalu Film Festival

    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Oxygen Films
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Gage Oxley

Gage Oxley is a National Diversity Award Nominee for his work as a positive LGBT role model in 2017. He is the Managing Director of Oxygen Films, a non-profit, community-interest production company working with 16-25yr olds passionate about film, on challenging topics such as sexuality and mental health.

Gage also works for Leeds Film, as the Youth Engagement Coordinator on the Leeds Young Film Festival, INDIs Film Festival and the Leeds International Film Festival.

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Director Statement

I aim to embrace different challenging subjects within the films we create at Oxygen, and Pulse was no different. Alongside the very short narrative we'd given ourselves, told entirely through a stylised movement with no words, and shot completely in one continuous take - it was important for me to get as much emotion and capture the true devastation and struggle for young, gay men who are coming to terms with who they are.

Reflecting on the tragic massacre in Orlando last year, it was important to me to highlight the celebration and pride many gay men finally feel in a safe, LGBT-friendly space; as well as humanise them through a vast timeline of denial, cure, consideration, acceptance and finally celebration.

Since its release, we've had over 1,000,000 views worldwide, and a host of touching letters and messages from those affected by homophobia or gun violence. The film has screened at the BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival in 2018, and we're excited to represent the United Kingdom at the UNESCO Film Festival in the Czech Republic.

I feel it's so important for young creatives and artists to have an opportunity to create something meaningful, and for our voices to be heard.

Thank you so much for watching, and considering our film for your festival.

Gage Oxley