Tim Pickles

Tim Pickles

Assistant Director, Costumer, Producer, Wardrobe Supervisor and Director

New Orleans, Louisiana

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August 2011
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About Tim

Born and raised in England Tim began working in the movie and TV industry in the mid 1980s after following a career in antiques and marketing. His first big consulting job was for the BBC working as Historical Technical advisor to costume designer Alun Hughes (The Avengers) on the series Soldiers and later on the Jonathan Miller production of Cosi Fan Tuti. He worked for many years as a consultant to Berman's and Nathan's in London and through them secured his first major motion picture Tai-Pan for Raffaella DeLaurentis teaching a detachment of the British army the drill of 1839 and the use of the musket. In 1988 he emigrated to the USA and is now resident in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He has worked on productions that cover a time frame from ancient Egypt to the present day but is most at hope with the period 1400 to 1900. He can consult on costume and plan ceremonial and battle deployments and teach extras and stunts the correct military drill of any period they are working in. He work has been seen in Last of the Mohicans, Interview with the Vampire, Foot Soldiers, First Invasion, Margaret Bourke-White, Napoleon and Wellington, Jefferson Davis an American President and most recently in Roots for A&E TV, and the movie Free State of Jones.

Unique traits: Specializing in military technical advice and procedure I plan period battles and ceremonial, read scripts for historical accuracy and plan large scale live events. over 30 years in the business has given us a unique knowledge of how to get the very best production values out of any shot.


  • The Beguiled

    The Beguiled (2017)
    Film by Sofia Coppola Historical consultant

  • Free State of Jones

    Free State of Jones (2016)
    Film (Action, Biography, Drama, History and 1 More) Costume and Wardrobe Department Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. Written by STX Entertainment

  • Roots

    Roots (2016)
    Television (Drama and History) Military Adviser Costume/Battle recreation An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actor A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

  • American Horror Story

    American Horror Story (2013)
    Television (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actor Both physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, a cast of circus freaks, and the employees and guests at a struggling hotel in this haunting anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, discrimination, and addiction.

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained (2012)
    Film (Drama and Western) Actor Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django's wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner. Written by BenLobel

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
    Film (Action, Fantasy and Horror) Actor At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight and what is required to kill a vampire. The quid pro quo is that Abe will kill only those vampires that Henry directs him to. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night. He also meets and eventually marries the pretty Mary Todd. Many years later as President of the United States, he comes to realize that vampires are fighting with the Confederate forces. As a result he mounts his own campaign to defeat them. Written by garykmcd

  • Privateer

    Privateer (2009)
    Film by Al Gomez Productions/ James L. Bills (Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance and 3 More) Actor Jean Lafitte lived life the only way he knew how, large and on his own terms but when forced to take up a cause greater than his own, Lafitte brought his talents and knowledge to fulfill his destiny as a true hero.

  • Jefferson Davis: An American President

    Jefferson Davis: An American President (2008)
    TV Movie (Documentary and Biography) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • First Invasion: The War of 1812

    First Invasion: The War of 1812 (2004)
    TV Movie (Documentary, War and History) Second Unit Director, on camera historian, General Pakenham Elaborate reenactments are juxtaposed with comments by historians in this glossy review of America's "Second War of Independence" against Britain (1812-15). Included: the causes of the conflict; American designs on Canada; the burning of Washington D.C.; the Battle of New Orleans. Edward Herrmann narrates.

  • Wild West Tech

    Wild West Tech (2004)
    Television (Documentary, History and Western) Costume and Wardrobe Department "Wild West Tech" was a documentary series for the History Channel that featured in depth interviews with historians and authors, as well as action packed recreations, to tell the story of the technology that drove the history of the American West. The series was created by Dolores Gavin (History Channel) and supervising producer Louis Tarantino. Written by Samuel Dolan

  • The Frontier: Decisive Battles

    The Frontier: Decisive Battles (2000)
    Television Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Defeat at Waterloo: Napolean vs. Wellington

    Defeat at Waterloo: Napolean vs. Wellington (1999)
    TV Movie (Documentary, History and War) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Foot Soldiers

    Foot Soldiers (1998)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Napoleon and Wellington

    Napoleon and Wellington (1997)
    TV Movie (Documentary and History) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
    Film (Drama, Fantasy and Horror) Costume and Wardrobe Department It hasn't even been a year since a plantation owner named Louis lost his wife in childbirth. Both his wife and the infant died, and now he has lost his will to live. A vampire named Lestat takes a liking to Louis and offers him the chance to become a creature of the night: a vampire. Louis accepts, and Lestat drains Louis' mortal blood and then replaces it with his own, turning Louis into a vampire. Louis must learn from Lestat the ways of the vampire. Written by <VincentVga@aol.com>

  • Biography

    Biography (1993)
    Television (Documentary and Biography) Miscellaneous Crew First hosted by veteran actor Peter Graves, and later by Jack Perkins, this popular Arts and Entertainment Network series profiled the lives of notable figures in the history of entertainment, sports, arts, science, politics and warfare. The show is notable for its in-depth research, which often provides viewers with little-known information about well-known people. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Silent Cries

    Silent Cries (1993)
    Film (Drama and War) Miscellaneous Crew In 1942, the Japanese occupied the island of Singapore. During the take-over, not only military soldiers were taken prisoner, but also innocent civilians, particularly women and children. This is the story of a group of women who band together to face brutal treatment, harsh conditions, and ruthless captors to survive their internment. Written by mike407

  • The Last of the Mohicans

    The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew British and French troops do battle in colonial America, with aid from various native American war parties. The British troops enlist the help of local colonial militia men, who are reluctant to leave their homes undefended. A budding romance between a British officer's daughter and an independent man who was reared as a Mohican complicates things for the British officer, as the adopted Mohican pursues his own agenda despite the wrath of different people on both sides of the conflict. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

  • Margaret Bourke-White

    Margaret Bourke-White (1989)
    TV Movie by Lawrence Schiller (Drama and Biography) Costume Supervisor Biographical account of pioneering photographer's career.

  • Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story

    Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (1987)
    Television (Romance, War and History) Military/Court Costume Designer Epic story about the romance between the most powerful man in the world and the woman who conquered his heart.

  • Tai-Pan

    Tai-Pan (1986)
    Film by DEG /Daryl Duke (Adventure) Military Adviser Tai-Pan is Chinese for "supreme leader". This is the man with real power to his hands. And such a Tai-Pan is Dirk Struan who is obsessed by his plan to make Hong Kong the "jewel in the crown of her British Majesty". In 1841 he achieves his goal but he has many enemies who try to destroy his plans. Will they succeed? Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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