‘Touch is a film designed by and for blind people. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.’

The storyline goes as follows.

The scientist’s son tries to improve his dad’s mood and happiness by experimenting on his brain. What can possibly go wrong, right?? It’s sci-fi with bits of comedy dotted in between. Suddenly when the machine he’s created malfunctions, the son becomes trapped in his dad’s brain, adventuring through the different sections to find his way back to reality.

There are childhood memories, where a younger version of his dad resides, strings of old western music playing in the background. 

There’s the prison part of his brain that stores all the pain, including the loss of his wife.

Then there’s the part of his dad’s brain filled with hopes and aspirations.

Look I don’t want to spoil the ending, so I’ll just say there’s a lot of love, realisations and a delightful fable-type synopsis to wrap it all up if you will. 

Before the film began, the director had one suggestion for those in the audience who aren’t blind or low-vision, like myself. It was to experience Touch with your eyes closed.

Explaining it would be a “richer and fuller experience” to do it eyes shut, I decided to give it a whirl. Yes, there were times when my eyes did pop open and I recalibrated my surroundings. 

But for the most part, I sat back, relaxed, closed my eyes and listened.