Guillermo del Toro spearheads a production company named Mirada with Mathew Cullen, Guillermo Navarro and Javier Jimenez. It’s based out of a 25,000-square-foot studio in Marina del Rey, California; the same studio where key sequences from Blade Runner filmed.

Mirada encompasses a sound stage, animation, post and visual effects, an art department and a full camera shop.

“I hate to use this word, but it’s a boutique operation. We want to attract filmmakers and help them develop their ideas from the ground up. Not in a pipeline of production and not with a marketing view, but simply, how to build a story the best. That could be a short film, a feature film, a commercial, proof of concept — whatever it may be, you get all of us.”

-Guillermo del Toro to TheWrap.

Mirada is great news for filmmakers, and it’s a huge but smart endeavor for del Toro and co. They will help streamline and cultivate filmmaking; Mirada will make resources easier for filmmakers.

“Mirada is not a studio operation, but hopefully it will be a place where filmmakers come to interact with other filmmakers and create ideas.”

-Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro always struck me as a passionate and earnest filmmaker, and this further proves that.