Eagle Eye links with Dries Vos & Hiskia Van Aert for Happy Duck Films

Professor T

Professor T and Suspect firm Eagle Eye Drama has launched a new Belgium-based production company with director Dries Vos and producer Hiskia Van Aert (Undercover, Tabula Rasa). 

Happy Duck Films will be based in Flanders and aims to produce English-language titles that taps into local creative talent.

Vos, who worked with Eagle Eye on Professor T, will join the board at Happy Duck, alongside UK head of production Isobel Nicholson. She said the firm would act as “a gateway for the best and most visionary talent from Flanders, Belgium and beyond to create a rich slate of great British shows.”

Eagle Eye was formed by Walter Iuzzolino, Jo McGrath and Jason Thorp, the trio behind global drama streamer Walter Presents.

McGrath, Eagle Eye’s chief creative officer, said: “When we set up Eagle Eye three years ago, our core aspiration was to break exciting new talent into the UK production community. We were determined to look beyond our shores and to utilise wonderful high calibre creatives from Europe and around the world who could bring a fresh tone and feel to the screen.

“We have always been drawn to Flanders as a rich source of strong creatives in all disciplines of scripted programme making, so the region was always likely to be the natural next step in our growth trajectory. Dries’ reputation as one of the very best directors in Flanders will ensure Happy Duck Films is a magnet for new talent and will keep Eagle Eye on the edge of creative, artistic and commercial innovation.”

Vos added: “Working with Eagle Eye over the past two years was an exciting opportunity to bring some of the best creatives from Flanders into the prestigious arena of English language programme making.”

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