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El otro Tom

Orizzonti

Director:
Rodrigo Plá, Laura Santullo
Production:
Buenaventura Cine (Rodrigo Plá, Laura Santullo), BHD Films (Alejandro de Icaza, Gabriela Maldonado)
Running Time:
111’
Language:
English, Spanish
Country:
Mexico, USA
Main Cast:
Julia Chávez, Israel Rodriguez Bertorelli
Screenplay:
Rodrigo Plá, Laura Santullo
Cinematographer:
Odei Zabaleta
Editor:
Miguel Schverdfinger
Production Designer:
Ana J. Belido
Costume Designer:
Malena de la Riva
Sound:
Anuar Yahya, María Alejandra Rojas, Chema Ramos Roa

Synopsis

Elena is a single mother dependant on Social Services. Her son Tom has behaviour issues and is stigmatised at school as a ‘problem child’. An absent father further complicates their difficult relationship. Tom is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and given psychiatric medication, but a strange accident alerts his mother as to their side effects. When she refuses to continue administering the drugs to him, Social Services threaten to take Tom from her.

Directors’ Statement

he film portrays the relevant and contemporary theme of the excessive use of psichiatric medicines in childhood, but from an intimate tone, where the complicated bond between a young mother and her child turns out to be the emotional core of the story. ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), a diagnosis that turns out to be a stigma and a medication that controls, that calms, but ultimately does not cure.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Rodrigo Plá, Laura Santullo – Buenaventura Cine
General Juan Cano #8 Apto.6, Col San Miguel
11850 – Ciudad de México, México
Tel. +52 5553350995
Mob. +52 15548711871
rodrigopla7@gmail.com
buenaventuracine@gmail.com

PRODUCTION 2: Alejandro de Icaza, Gabriela Maldonado – BHD Films
General Tiburcio Montiel #68 San Miguel
11850 – Ciudad de México, México
Tel. +52 525567210002
Mob. +52 1 5554078769
bhdestudios@gmail.com

WORLD SALES: Outsider for World Sales
Paul Hudson - Outsider Pictures
1127 9th Street, Suite 104
CA 90403 - Santa Monica, United States of America
Tel. +1 3109510878
paul@outsiderpictures.us
http://www.outsiderpictures.us

PRESS OFFICE: Ingrid Hamilton – GAT PR
Toronto, Canada
Mob. +1 4167313034
ingrid@gat.ca


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