Urged to complete the traditional Chinese death ritual as her mother’s only daughter, but without the legal documentation to prove her kinship to the woman who gave birth to her—a girl finds herself in an institutional conundrum.


  • Shicong Zhu: Director
  • Shicong Zhu: Writer
  • Yiyi Huang: Producer
  • Cilin Deng: Producer
  • Qiaochu Mei: Producer
  • Yuaner Chen: Key Cast, “Mona”


  • Project Title (Original Language): 仿佛有人触碰过
  • Project Type: Short, Student
  • Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Surrealism
  • Runtime: 17 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date: September 1, 2020
  • Production Budget: 9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: China
  • Language: Chinese
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Film Color: Color
  • Student Project: Yes – University of Southern California

Screenings / Awards

  • Foyle Film Festival Derry- Londonderry
    November 22, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection