Help Make the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Movie Happen with Kickstarter

A movie continuation of the fabulous Australian television series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries has been talked about for a while. Today, there’s officially a Kickstarter to support the production.

The Babadook’s Essie Davis stars as Phryne Fisher in Every Cloud Productions’ Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, one of the best shows you’ll ever watch. The series, from Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger, is an adaptation of Kerry Greenwood’s novels about a feminist private detective in 1920s Melbourne, Australia. I binged my way through all three seasons on Netflix a while back and completely fell in love.

The future of the series was unclear until the prospect of a movie was floated. Talk was the script was written and it could potentially lead to a trilogy. But timing was also an issue as Davis’ career was getting bigger by the second. Well, it’s finally happening…with your help.

Director Tony Tilse wrote on the Kickstarter page, “Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears will have the witty intrigue of Indiana Jones, the opulent style of a Merchant Ivory Production, and the feminism of Thelma and Louise.” SOLD!

Tilse went on to say: “There’s something gloriously unique about the character of Miss Fisher herself. A rare kind of heroine: a woman over the age of 35 who is unabashedly sexual with no desire to settle down, and who isn’t punished for it – amongst a sea of gritty, anti-hero tales – Miss Fisher takes joie de vivre as an essential theme and it is with all of these great elements from the TV series that I’m excited to elevate Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears to a total cinematic experience.”

The Kickstarter introduction video with star Nathan Page is pretty great but here’s part of their message:

We always had grand plans to bring Miss Fisher to the big screen. She’s a natural action hero – the female version of James Bond or Indiana Jones. After season 3 premiered in Australia 2 years ago, the desire for Miss Fisher didn’t die down, and as our cast and crew went off to do different parts of the world, all the while we continued to develop the idea of turning Miss Fisher into a movie.

After much scripting and development later we’re finally here, but to make the leap to the big screen we need your support to prove to our investors that we have a strong fan-base that will come out and watch the film. We see crowdfunding as a great way to engage further with you – the incredible Miss Fisher fans around the world. We want to share this experience with you all and take you along for the ride.

Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears will be a stand-alone theatrical release, and promises audiences exotic locations, sumptuous interiors and glamorous costumes as the world of Miss Fisher takes the leap from the small screen.

We need your support to bring Miss Fisher to the big screen. Kickstarter funds will be an important component of the film budget and every single dollar raised will be used to elevate Miss Fisher to the cinematic experience she deserves, including international locations, visual effects, production design, and of course more glamorous costumes.

They have a goal of $199,723 and at time of publishing they were already just over $61,000 in support. A reminder that the reward levels are in Australian dollars so do the conversion before you decide what to pledge. Some of the rewards include scripts, costume replicas, personalized messages from the cast, walk-on roles and more. Oh! And if you can’t wait for the movie, don’t forget about that Miss Fisher video game!

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  • teenygozer

    OMG, this show is like the British murder mystery shows PBS used to show back when PBS was awesome! THANK YOU NETFLIX for picking up PBS’s slack! (And yes, I’m sorry to say PBS is a mere shadow of what it used to be.)

  • WheelchairNinja

    Ooh, I just got the first book in the series during an Audible sale. I didn’t realize there’s a show, I’ll have to look into it!

  • It won!