Yan, an introvert and easygoing college student in computer science, is becoming nocturnal and starting to skip classes and avoid social contacts. Unaware of these early signs of his depression, he is suffocated by his inner “black dog”. After his best friend Kai’s dropping out of school, Yan finally loses it and his depression is diagnosed. The global pandemic also forces him to confront with his controlling mother and passive father while he tries to find his way out of darkness. As Yan feels slightly better and resolves his family conflict, he goes on a trip to Kai’s hometown Dali, where an unexpected news triggers the reoccurrence of Yan’s panic attack…


  • Buzz Wang: Director
  • Rocky Xiong: Director
  • Buzz Wang: Writer
  • Rocky Xiong: Writer
  • Tingting Tan: Producer
  • Mickey Liu: Producer
  • Huaiyi Zeng: Key Cast
  • Linyu Zhong: Key Cast
  • Hui Yi: Key Cast
  • WeiYe Huang: Key Cast


  • Project Title (Original Language): 礁石上的黑狗
  • Project Type: Feature
  • Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date: November 30, 2023
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Country of Filming: China
  • Language: Chinese
  • Shooting Format: 4K
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker