“Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” Film Gets Funding

Fans of Australian TV 1920s period drama “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” can now help the series, which has become a cult favorite in the United States, come to the big screen.

“The Babadook” actress Essie Davis stars as the crime-solving wealthy and glamorous Phryne Fisher – a Christie-style sleuth meets female James Bond (albeit less fisticuffs) who solves murders, seduces men for fun, and always looks immaculate.

The show ended after three seasons, but the production team has always been keen to do at least one if not a series of films. A few days ago they announced a Kickstarter to help “fund a gap in our financing” for their film titled “Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears”.

The plan was to “prove to our investors that we have a strong fan-base who will come out to watch the film” and the project sought $250,000 U.S. dollars in financing.

Well they’ve done it. In two days they reached their goal and after four days they have nearly doubled that with the extra money going towards securing higher profile talent, location shooting and outfits.

There remains 25 days to go on the Kickstarter for those who want to sign up.