P.U.L.S.E - Prosocial Uniting Life Stabilization Experiment

21 year-old Isi leads a normal, middle-class life. She has everything she needs to lead a normal life, or at least she seems to be satisfied with what she has. But she is mentally fragile and unstable, a condition which she is able to cover up skilfully with her sarcasm. However, her parents' broken marriage and daily fights; the sudden and unexpected separation from Ben, her boyfriend; her subsequent failure at Art School; and, finally, the stubbornness and cold-heartedness of her "best" friend, all lead to a severe psychotic crisis with suicidal impulses. When her suicide attempt fails, she starts to review her attitude towards life. More or less of her own free will, she volunteers to an alternative psychiatric treatment study called "P.U.L.S.E." (Prosocial Uniting Life Stabilization Experiment) which is headed by Prof Dr Harry van Maast. On the way there she meets Eddy, who is also participating in the P.U.L.S.E. programme. Eddy and Isi enter the P.U.L.S.E. treatment complex and soon discover that they are not the only ones who form part in the programme. This is the beginning of exciting and dramatic highs and lows between the characters, their past, present and future – a story full of unexpected turns while it remains exciting and yet emotional. The development of the participants of the programme stands in the foreground. Dr Harry van Maast believes in his new, but at times also very unconventional treatment methods. But who directs him? Who is the mysterious caller that seems to be giving him orders and instructions over the telephone? Could it be that the decisions are not even his own?

  • Patrick Templin
    ABCs of Superheroes, Tension, Deichbullen
  • Guido Möller (Second Unit Director)
    Dogybag, Filmstadt
  • Patrick Templin
    ABCs of Superheroes, Tension, Deichbullen
  • Liz Mary Greene
    Oh, Sister!
  • Uprise Pictures
    Tension (2015), P.U.L.S.E.
  • dtmedia - Danny Tristan
  • Guido Möller
  • Liz Mary Greene
    Key Cast
    Oh, Sister
  • Mika Metz
    Key Cast
    Die Toten reiten Schnell, La Petit Mort 2
  • Ingrid Mülleder
    Key Cast
  • Oliver Kirchhoff
    Key Cast
    TV Spielfilm Werbespot
  • Anja Engfer
    Key Cast
  • Guido Möller
    Director of Photography
    Dogybag, Filmstadt
  • Arne Nissen
    Behind the Scenes
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    P.U.L.S.E - Aufbruch ins Abseits
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Dramatic, Depression, Life, Reality, Series, Serie, Seriendrama, Jugenddrama, mystery, mysterydrama
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 23, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Shooting Format:
    BMPCC 2.5K
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Broken Knuckle Film Festival (Official Selection)

    Winner - Best International Titilating Trailer (2015)
  • Live International Short Filmfest (Official Selection)
  • Los Angeles Cinefest (Official Selection)
  • From Beyond Online Filmfestival (Official Selection)
  • Silver Dollar Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Film Trailer Festival (Official Selection)
  • Texas Ultimate Shorts (Official Selection)
  • The Best Film Fest (Official Selection)
  • International Filmfestival North Hollywood (Official Selection)
  • Transsilvania Shorts (Official Selection)

    Nominee - Best Trailer
  • The Ukrainian International Short Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • TMC London Filmfestival (Official Selection)
  • The Monthly Film Festival (Official Selection)

    Nominee - Best Trailer
  • Washington D.C Pro Clips (Official Selection)

    Best Trailer Award (April) - Trailer of the Week
  • Near Nazareth Festival (Official Selection)

    Nominee Best Trailer
  • Access Code Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • International Open Film Festival (Official Selection)

  • Gardencity International Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Cleveland Indie Gathering (Official Selection)

    2nd Place Best Trailer
  • Swedish International Filmfestival (Official Selection)

    Best Trailer
  • Filmmakers Global Movie Trailer Festival (Official Selection)

    Winner "Best Trailer" - 2nd Place
  • Indie Wise Festival (Official Selection)
  • Jehlum Short & Long Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Trailer Fest Filmfestival (Official Selection)
Distribution Information
  • Uprise Pictures Hamburg
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Patrick Templin, Guido Möller (Second Unit Director)


"My Friend Max" //Short// (2016) - Co-Producer
"Death Beach" (2016) - Executive Producer
"The ABCs of Superheroes" (2015) - Executive Producer
"The Wrong Floor" (2015) - Associate Producer
"Tension" //Short// (2015) - Producer/Director
"P.U.L.S.E." (2015 - ) - Writer/Director/Producer
"Deichbullen" (2015- ) (Webseries) - Marketing Director
"Seelenjäger" //Short// (2013-2014) - Co-Producer
"With Pain & Misery" //Short// (2013) - Writer
"Am Rande" //Short// (2013) - english subtitles
"Hand of Glory" (2012) - Executive Producer

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Director Statement


PULSE is a dramatic tv-series concept. Its ready to produce for television, and this trailer should represent the conceptional phase and should give a "how could it look" in the final of a season of P.U.L.S.E.

Copyright 2015 by Patrick Templin (Uprise Pictures, Hamburg, Germany)