From Victoria to the world: Miss Fisher leaps onto the silver screen
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is set to take the homegrown franchise to greater heights.
Australia’s favourite trail-blazing heroine Phryne Fisher has taken her unique brand of crime-solving to the silver screen in Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears – sending the homegrown Miss Fisher franchise soaring to even greater heights around the world.
Every Cloud Productions’ Miss Fisher is a Victorian success story: the original Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on ABC averaged 1.7 million viewers per episode over its three seasons and has been watched in 180 countries while its mod spin-off, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, had audiences hooked when it screened on Seven last year.
Miss Fisher fans were a formidable force in bringing the new feature film to life through their phenomenal crowd-funding efforts. They have also generated an estimated $6 million in direct tourism spend in Victoria, from costume exhibitions and walking tours of the Miss Fisher locations. This is on top of the $45 million the making of Miss Fisher productions has injected into the Victorian economy over eight years.
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears sees Phryne leave her hometown of Melbourne for 1929 British-mandated Palestine and England, to solve her latest crime. But while the scenes in the Middle East were filmed in Morocco, the filmmakers found the grand English manors and gritty London streetscapes and alleyways right here in Melbourne.
To celebrate the Australian release of the film, we followed Location Manager Dan Beck and Miss Fisher fan Debra Smith as they walked in Phryne’s stylish footsteps, visiting four of the key Melbourne locations that feature in the film.
Head over to @filmvic on Instagram to watch the full series – and see Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears in cinemas now.