This is not the first Kickstarter Program for a movie, and it is not the first time fans helped with a launch in this way. There are many instances of such group efforts even before mass media came around.
But this is an example of how a group of really enthusiastic fans got to bring about their dream. It is not a secret that I am a fan of Miss Fisher and the stars of the show. I have had the privilege of interviewing three members of the cast; Nathan Page, Anthony Sharpe and Travis McMahon! Nathan has been on my show twice and his second show was the first one of all my shows after 5 years to reach over a million downloads so quickly, so no one has to tell me that he is a popular fellow.
So those very clever people at Every Cloud Productions, (the producers; Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger) asked Mr. Page to put out a video appeal to the fans to help with the Kickstarter Campaign; https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/468758721/miss-fisher-the-movie/description. It’s rather adorable isn’t it? It’s special guest star (the star of the show) Essie Davis helps out with a special appearance and of course that part is just what we fans want too. We want Jack and Phryne to finally come together. Not just a kiss but maybe a chat about it? We also love the whole family so the more that we get this around to everyone and help out, the better the chances that the whole cast will be able to be a part of it.
Anyway this my pitch to help out, as you can see by the counter the campaign is doing very well but some fans that are not on Tumblr, Facebook or Instagram and might not have seen it. Also some fans may not be following groups, Phryne is an individualist and so are many of her fans. So if you have not heard about it and can afford to, please help out. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/468758721/miss-fisher-the-movie/description.
Here in the states we are coming to the end of the delightful series Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries. And we all enjoy Essie Davis and Nathan Pages and their wonderful talent in bringing the characters to life. But there is something I have noticed since I have become a fan.
Nathan Page is such a talented and diverse actor and he has done a lot of work that we really don’t get to see it in the states. There are a lot of Nathan Page fans here in the US thanks to MFMM and we would love to see his other work. I have to confess I have been able to see some of the shows through Itunes and YouTube but it is a mystery to me why they don’t show more Australian Shows here in the US.
Nathan Page is in two shows that are excellent but we don’t get to see them here; one is Underbelly: Squizzy; it is about the life and career of notorious Melbourne gangster, Squizzy Taylor, and is set between 1915 and 1927. Nathan plays the delectable bad guy; Henry Stokes. Henry is a club owner, smuggler and a bad guy yet he is really funny and adores his wife. It is a very well written and acted series so why is it not shown here? Why?
Nathan is also in the really well done drama Hiding, where he plays the brother-in-law and bad guy, Kosta “Koz” Krilich. It follows a family in the witness protection program who must build a new life in a strange city, Sydney. Koz is a very complex villain who loves his family but is caught up in some really bad stuff. He has to deal with his sister and best friend who know what he did. Nathan gives a wonderful performance but they are not showing here in the states.
Come on powers that be, give us some more viewing pleasure of this talented and diverse actor!