“I Am MAD,” says the tattoo on Miguel’s back, and the assertion is double: he is M.A.D. (his full name is Miguel Ángel Danna), and he, as we’ll soon find out, is mad. The thing is, something happened when Miguel was a kid, a very close tragic event that left an indelible mark. Later, iguel would spend twenty years living in a secret sect, a community settled in the mountains, with his whole family.
Now, having left the sect and abandoned his projects of changing the world, he is confronted with his relatives and looks for his mother Ana and Mehir, his abusive guru, both of them fugitives from justice; while he tries to understand his father, his past marked by tragedy, and his present. Who is crazier? he asks: he who goes after his dream or the office worker with his asphyxiating daily routines?
Guided by MAD’s gaze, following him in his encounters with other characters from his life, ttending conversations and declarations of a disturbing sincerity, Tokman tries to reconstruct “the nstant in which Miguel’s reality was split in half”.
Runtime: 75 min
Director - Baltazar Tokman
Producer – Miguel Ángel Danna
Cinematogrphy – Connie Martin
Film editing - Baltazar Tokman, Iair Michel Attías (EDA)
Sound - Guillermo Sempronii
Music – Lucas Martí
Tokman Baltazar was born on 12 November 1971, he spent his childhood between films, projections, rolls of Super 8 and 16mm in the workshop of his father Hector Tokman, who is recognized as his first teacher.
He studied at the career of Image and Sound Design (UBA). He intensified his studies with a postgraduate course during 3 years in the workshop of Jose Martinez Suarez cinema. It works in the industry since 1995. Directed and produced commercial, video clips, short films and programs for broadcast and cable TV. In 2003 he created her company casting “El Grillo”, which carries with made to date, more than 3000 national and international advertising campaigns.