Founded in 1994 by the Producer, Ana Sánchez-Gijón, the Director of Photography, Juan Antonio Castaño, and the Art Director, Alfonso Ruiz. In the 1990s and alternating with advertising work and video clips, La Mirada gave support to Spanish shorts by producing the first works of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Esposados, Nominated for an Oscar); Roberto Santiago (Ruleta, Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival) and Andrés Koppel (La Raya, a multi-award-winning short costume drama at Alcalá de Henares and the Iberia Prize with which he went round the world). It also got into documentaries by producing two works by the Cuban director, Rolando Díaz: El largo viaje de Rústico (first Canarian-Cuban co-production,, nominated for a Goya and winer of the Caracol Prize for the Best Cuban Dcumentary) and Fuera de juego. In 2001, the company turned to feature films with Hombres felices, the first full-length work by Roberto Santiago, with Sergi López and Aitana Sánchez-Gijón. This was followed in 2005 by La isla donde duerme la Edad de Oro, by Isabelle Dierckx and El Barón contra los demonios, by Ricardo Ribelles, also first works by their directors. In the following decade, there would be two feature films which won great international acclaim: La isla interior, a tough melodrama directed by Félix Sabroso and Dunia Ayaso, with actors Alberto San Juan, Candela Peña, Cristina Marcos, Antonio de la Torre, Geraldine Chaplin and Celso Bugallo and Seis puntos sobre Emma, the first feature film by Roberto Pérez Toledo with Verónica Echegui and Alex García. There were also two new first works: Cubillo, historia de un crimen de Estado, by Eduardo Cubillo and Bajamar Territorio de la memoria, by Juan A. Castaño. The company is current producing the first feature film by Dácil Manrique de Lara, El último Arquero.