Eagle Vs Bat is a TV production company based in the UK on the beautiful coast of North Devon. Founded in 2018 by Erica Angell (formerly Erica Darby) & Tom Angell, and combining their many years’ experience in both the kids TV, and the music and sound industries, EVB creates and develops its own original IP. The company has an eclectic slate of development properties ranging from adult live action to kids’ series and shorts, and strives to be bold and unique with everything it produces.
We are currently in production on our first major UK kids’ series, the Sound Collector. We are the creators and showrunners of this live action and stop frame animation series, commissioned by ITV in the UK and Rai in Italy. Made with the support of the Young Audiences Content Fund through the BFI, we will co-produce with Enanimation in Turin, and animation partners Mackinnon & Saunders in the UK. Our distribution partner for the show is Serious Kids.
The series of 60 x 5 minute episodes, is about sound, as heard through the ears of a small but very active little being called the Sound Collector, who has a passion for sound despite the fact that he is very hard of hearing. He spends his days discovering and using new sounds that he finds on his adventures: the blooping and popping of sea anemones, the hissing of the tide drawing back along a pebble beach or even the snores and snuffles of his best friend and pet, Mole.
EVB was formed in 2018 as an ideas house, to create concepts for animation and live action, and combinations of both. We specialise in television and film projects based on a unique cohesion between sound and storytelling - a perfect blend of our skills.
Erica has worked in the animation industry for over 20 years as an artist, producer and EP, including owning and running UK animation studio Spider Eye. Erica has developed and produced series and films for the BBC, ITV, Turner, Disney, Netflix and Universal among many others.
Tom’s background is in the music industry - he has worked for 20 years as a musician, studio engineer and producer, while also creating sound for animation and film as an award-winning composer, sound designer and foley artist.