'Mama' Short Film Convinced Guillermo Del Toro Of Director's Talent

'Mama' Short Film Convinced Guillermo Del Toro Of Director's Talent
If you're only familiar with "Guillermo del Toro, director of visually stunning, often very scary films," then there's a large portion of work that you're missing from the beloved filmmaker. Del Toro has been producing movies for as long as he's been directing them, and his latest credit, "Mama," opens in theaters on Friday.

When MTV News sat down with del Toro and the helmer of "Mama," Andés Muschietti, the "Pacific Rim" director discussed the role of producing in his career.

"Mama," which stars Jessica Chastain, began as a Spanish-language short, directed by Muschietti. (You can watch the original after the jump.) When del Toro found the short after it surged in popularity on the internet, he contacted Muschietti about turning it into a feature.

"I watch many shorts every year, and after 20 years as director and producer and 30 years making movies, I really recognize very quickly when somebody has
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