Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries may have started out as an ABC TV series in 2012 but it has evolved as an international hit, with more than a million fans around the world. It’s been sold to 200 territories with China making its own version of the production. Fans have contributed $1.25million in crowd funding (10% of the budget) to ensure a movie was financed and have purchased over 250,000 tickets to visit an exhibition of Phynes’s extraordinary wardrobe.
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears opens in Australian cinemas on 27 February and by Thursday 5 March, the box office results will be in. Will it be a hit or a miss? We reckon a hit – but we shall see.
Regardless, the Miss Fisher team will be on hand to discuss the evolution of Miss Fisher from TV to a feature film. What makes the audience so passionate that they contribute to a film? And when does a character, or piece of intellectual property, become a brand?
Post panel there will be free drinks and nibbles whilst you get to network with Melbourne’s creative screen industry.
Make It Monthly is a collaborative venture between AFTRS, ACMI and Media Mentors Australia.
The event is hosted at ACMI X (Not the main ACMI building).
ACMI X is located on level 4 at the Australian Ballet Centre on Kavanagh St, Southbank. Take the pedestrian bridge behind Arts Centre Melbourne or enter through Kavanagh St.
Fiona Eagger: EP & Producer, Every Cloud Productions
Deb Cox: EP & Writer, Every Cloud Productions
Drew Grove: Commercial Director, Every Cloud Productions
Edwina Waddy: Australian Production Executive, Roadshow Films
MC: Denise Eriksen
Fiona Eagger is an award-winning and highly experienced producer and executive producer whose shows have travelled to a global audience. Fiona formed Every Cloud Productions with Deb Cox in 2009, co-creating and producing three series of the international award-winning drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. She is co-creator, producer and executive producer of Newton’s Law, executive producer of The Gods of Wheat Street and short form series, Deadlock, awarded an AACTA in 2018.
More recently, Fiona worked as co-creator and executive producer of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries for the Seven Network; and executive producer and producer on the highly anticipated feature film Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears; as well as executive producer for the reboot of the much-loved series SeaChange for the Nine Network.
In the past few years, Fiona has been the recipient of the Jill Robb Award and the Film Victoria Natalie Miller Fellowship for Women in Leadership and also received Film Victoria’s Screen Business Ventures funding.
In 2018, Fiona became an honorary Adjunct Professor in the School of Media and Communications at RMIT and has taken a leading role promoting women in front and behind the camera throughout her career.
With more than three decades of experience in the Australian production industry, Deb Cox has been responsible for creating and producing some of Australia’s most iconic screen content. Deb joined forces with producer and executive producer, Fiona Eagger, to form Every Cloud Productions in 2009.
Deb has gone on to co-create, co-produce and head the writing team on three series of the international award-winning period drama, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Deb has worked as executive producer and story producer on The Gods of Wheat Street; as well as co-creator of Newton’s Law and short form series Deadlock, awarded an AACTA for the Best Online Series in 2018.
Deb recently worked as executive producer and co-writer of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries for the Seven Network, as executive producer and writer of the highly anticipated feature film, Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears, and as creator and head writer for the reboot of the much-loved series, SeaChange, for the Nine Network.
At the 2016 Screen Leader Awards, Deb was jointly awarded the Jill Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Service to the Victorian Screen Industry.
Over the past 15 years Drew has held senior commercial management roles at some of the world’s leading arts and cultural institutions and major brands, including the LEGO group and the National Trust.
Working side-by-side with ECP Co-Founders, Drew’s key focus is leading and driving the strategic goal of international scale.
With commercial management experience that spans multiple industries, Drew is responsible for building international business; commercialising and exploiting back catalogue and developing new funding models and financing structures in the commissioning of new projects.
Drew is responsible for strategic development of Every Cloud’s commercial expansion including global business development, contract negotiation, stakeholder and partnership engagement, and developing a pipeline of new business opportunities to maximise ECP’s IP and assets.
Edwina joined Roadshow Films in May 2018 and is responsible for assessing and developing all Australian and New Zealand projects for theatrical release. Prior to this, she ran programming and strategy for ABC2 across television and iView, and oversaw the rebrand of ABC2 to ABC Comedy in 2017.
Edwina was previously a commissioning editor and development producer for ABC Factual & Documentaries and spent a number of years with the Specialist Factual Department at Channel Four UK.
She was Gillian Armstrong’s assistant on Charlotte Gray, and began her career working with writers, directors, designers and actors at talent agencies including William Morris Agency UK, Curtis Brown UK, and HLA Australia.
Roadshow Films recent titles include: Go!, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, Rams, The Dry, Penguin Bloom and The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson.