Fire In The Hole Productions has provided expert advice along with costume, armoury and props for the following productions:
BAND OF BROTHERS / HBO, (Costumes and equipment) 2000-01
Band of Brothers is a 10-part miniseries executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for HBO. The miniseries follows Easy Company, an army unit during World War II, from their initial training at Camp Toccoa to the conclusion of the war. The series is based on the book written by the late Stephen E Ambrose.
SAM’S CIRCUS / CBS, (Costumes, Equipment, Costume Advice and Fitting) 2001
Sam’s Circus was a pilot for a CBS series that was unfortunately never to be seen. Set in Normandy, France in 1944, the action begins 20 days after D-Day when the central character, Private First Class ‘Wheels’ Toland is separated from his unit. The naive 18-year old is sent to join another unit, run by Sergeant Samuel Van Handel, known as ‘Sarge’. This unit is the Sam’s Circus of the title.
D-Day 6.6.44 / BBC, Dangerous films (Costumes and equipment) 2003
On June 6th, 1944 the largest military invasion and defence the world has ever seen occurred. D-Day tells the epic story of the preparation and execution of the Allied invasion of Normandy. It tells the story of the defence of the Western Front by the forces of the German Empire, and of the complex and deadly secret war fought by the men and women of France and mainland Europe. D-Day brings to life the dramatic and astounding tales of courage and sacrifice, joy and despair, love and betrayal.
The planning for the Allied invasion on June 6th 1944 took two years and cost thousands of lives. It involved a deception of breathtaking audacity. Both the preparation leading up to and the actions and events on the day itself relied on the absolute discretion of many and the genius and nerve of a few. D-Day examines the intricate jigsaw from both sides – presenting events through the eyes of the men and women who were there, telling their extraordinary stories.