Oct 26 2017

Congratulations to AFTRS alumnus Daniel Monks (Foundations Diploma, 2009; Graduate Certificate in Directing, 2011) – writer, star and co-producer of Pulse, with director Stevie Cruz-Martin – who has been awarded the BNK Busan Bank award worth $20,000 at Busan International Film Festival in Korea for this groundbreaking film.
Pulse, which screened at the Sydney Film Festival this year, stars Monks, who is himself disabled, as a gay disabled teenager, Olly, who jumps at the chance to avoid the degenerative disease ravaging his body by having his mind transferred into the body of an attractive young woman.

Find out more on Filmink or read the Variety review.


The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.