Impulse (Preview)

On the journey meet four hot heads whose lives are at a crossroads. After decades of rash decision making something is about to profoundly change them. A diagnosis.

Impulse: Preview is a mixed reality interactive story about the reality of ADHD. From the violent surges to the emotional fall out, as well as the outsider status so many are left with.

Through learning to tune into the frequencies of these characters to decode the patterns in their lives you might come to see something about your own way of thinking.

This is an exclusive 18 minute preview of Impulse: Playing with Reality, the full version will be released later in 2024.

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photo of Barry Gene Murphy
photo of May Abdalla

Film Screenings



Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla

Executive Producer:

Kirsty Jennings, Amy Seidenwurm


Lead Producer: John Hunter, Co-Producer: Katayoun Dibamehr, Co-Producer: Avi Amar


Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla

Sound Designer:

Owen Williams Parnell


Aaron Cupples

Principal Cast:

Lived Experience Contributors: Errol, Leanne, Omar, Tara

Additional Credits:

Project Manager: Maïto Jobbe Duval, Interaction Designer: Allison Crank, Technical Art Supervisors: Alexandra Adderley, Eoghan Kidney, Technical Artists: Leon Denise, Mirza Beig, Technical Production Manager: Mark Ripley, Lead Developer: Ross Styants, CG Supervisor: Armando Sepulveda, CG Producer: Peter Griffiths, Concept Artists: Antonis Papamichael, Amir Behan, Character Designers: Ollie Venning, Omar Aqil



Katayoun Dibamehr

Public Film Contact:

John Hunter

Publicity Contact:

Nicole Kerr
+1 706 577 3287

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18 mins